"Song for Ted Sallis" as written by and John Darnielle....
Into the source of a squall
I inevitably fall
Toward the well-spring of all agony
Shuffling endlessly
Whether or not it was always going to be this way
It only mattered yesterday

No skin like the skin you woke up in
No skin like the skin you woke up in

Up from the earth and the clay
Melting away
Never lose enough to find my form
Trudge through the storm
Wait in hope
For some as yet undiscovered isotope

No skin like the skin you woke up in
No skin like the skin you woke up in

When at last
The die gets cast
Read the numbers out loud
With your head bowed
Try to find a face to focus on
But the memory's gone
Wherever my former self went
It was an accident
Try to picture him in my mind's eye
Say goodbye

No skin like the skin you woke up in
No skin like the skin you woke up in


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"Song For Ted Sallis" as written by John Darnielle

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    General CommentTed Sallis is the Man-Thing from Marvel comics. Pretty much the same story and character as the Swamp Thing. The song seems to be almost an origin story of a man turned into a swamp creature from their perspective. Death and renewal in new form seem are oft used ideas in a lot of JDs music as well as the horror story tropes that come with the character. Really neat song!
    JackLanshawon September 28, 2018   Link

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