"Grant Hart" as written by Jonathan Paul Auer and Ken Stringfellow....
I can't cry, I can't apply a word to sum it up
Under stress I can't repress the moment it erupts
Hear the sound of paper drums and shredded paper voice
Got to turn up 'Keep Hanging On' as if I had a choice

Prairie fires and pitchfork choirs inspire as they create
Turn it up, It's too far down, until we can relate
Minnesota New Day Rising first day in the store
Take the couch at someone's house and wait around to score

Nervous children making millions: you owe it all to them
Power trios with big-ass deals: you opened for it then
I can see, I can see, I can see it all with my one good eye
For a start take two Grant Harts and call me when you die

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"Grant Hart" as written by Ken Stringfellow Jonathan Paul Auer

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    General CommentGrant Hart was the drummer and one of the singers for the classic college-rock band Husker Du. This song is obviously an expression of what Hart's music means to Ken Stringfellow and shows the irony that while "power trios with big-ass deals" (read: Nirvana) hit it big in the early 1990s, their obvious predecessors, like Husker Du and the Minutemen, languished in relative obscurity a decade before.
    Michialon September 04, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove this song...my favorite version is the live one on Alive Before the Iceberg. Love the reference to paper drums and the shredded voice on "Keep Hanging On" (trust me, and Husker Du fan has turned it up without having a choice!). Also, cool references to the Huskers' song "Too Far Down" and the song/album "New Day Rising" in the 2nd verse. But really, the best line of the song is the closer...if you have anyone you are completely sick of and/or totally pissed at, I'd also recommend you suggest to them to "take two Grant Harts" and to "call me when you die". It doesn't get any better than the Huskers, Grant's songs are unreal, and this little tune captures that in three short verses. Love it. Oh, and the "two Grant Harts"? Tough choice, but I'd say "Terms of Psychic Warfare" and "Sorry Somehow".
    pinkchairs154on November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaha, I love that this song sounds like a Husker Du song too. They play a little riff between verses that sounds like the riff from Chartered Trips.
    EpsilonJSTCon May 07, 2011   Link

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