"Abandoned Flesh" as written by and John Darnielle....
Robert Smith is secure at his villa in France
Any child knows how to do the spiderweb dance
Siouxsie has enough hits to keep the bills paid
Every New Year's in Los Angeles, you can still see Richard Blade

But the world forgot about Gene Loves Jezebel
Yeah, the world forgot about Gene Loves Jezebel

They charted once or twice
They were on a major label
When the singer went solo
He left money on the table
The two main guys are related
They're at war with each other
Now there's two Genes loving Jezebel
One for each brother

But the world came to agree
What you see is what you get
And what you get is what you see
Whether you're The March Violets or The Bolshoi
Bands who had to leave the darkness for the sun
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry were on Cherry Red, I think
They've been playing clubs since 1981

To be fair to Gene Loves Jezebel
Billy Corgan brought them on stage
It was in 2011
It's on their Wikipedia page
But for the most part
However big that chorused bass may throb
You and me and all of us
Are gonna have to find a job

Because the world will never know or understand
The suffocated splendor
Of the once and future goth band


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"Abandoned Flesh" as written by John Darnielle

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    My InterpretationThis is a biography of the band Gene Loves Jezebel. It's pretty self-explanatory and is one of the easier Mountain Goats songs to understand.

    The last part of the song sums up the moral of the whole album: "However big that chorused bass may throb You and me and all of us Are gonna have to find a job. Because the world will never know or understand. The suffocated splendor
    Of the once and future goth band." The basic point doesn't even just apply to goth music. The idea is that you can be passionate about something, but no matter how good you are at it, you probably won't become famous.
    cbinghamon January 09, 2018   Link

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