"The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement" as written by and John Darnielle....
In the secret caverns underneath West Covina
Half desperate for peace
With the surface dwellers
But coming to no conclusions
And now we emerge
Sky grey and misty
The Grey King in his new Pontiac
Some of us warm to the effort
Trying to get our shapes back
Teeth filed down to fine points
Framework too tight
Strain at the joints

And I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore
I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore
I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore
I'm pretty hardcore but I'm not that hardcore

Load into the Grand Am
Doomed sailors
Born high by the waves
Wild with wonder
Leather and lace and good friends
Most of them good
Most of them friendly
The Grey King at the rail sparks flying
Three others in the car with him
Scared of dying
All eyes on the front seat
Assuming his form
Reborn in the heat

And I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore
I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore
I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore
I'm pretty hardcore but I'm not that hardcore


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"The Grey King And The Silver Flame Attunement" as written by John Darnielle

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    General CommentIn this song, the narrator sees a big guy who's really REALLY into goth music. He has his teeth filed down to points and people around him are scared of dying. When the narrator sees this guy, he says "I'm hardcore, but I'm not that hardcore." The narrator is a fan of goth music himself, but he's not THAT into the goth culture.
    cbinghamon January 20, 2018   Link

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