[Apocalyptic Soundtrack] The Calamity Song , The Decemberists

Posted: July 20, 2012 in Soundtrack
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“When I was writing ‘Calamity Song,’ Sarah Palin was talking about how everybody was going to move to Alaska when the end times come.” – Colin Meloy, Decemberists frontman. I believe Sarah Palin is referred to in the song as The Dowager Empress standing at the side of The Panamanian Child (John McCain).

Had a dream
You and me and the war at the end times
And I believe
California succumbed to the fault line
We heaved relief
As scores of innocents died

And the Andalusian tribes
Setting the lay of Nebraska alight
‘Til all the remains is the arms of the angel

Hetty Green
Queen of supply-side bonhomie bone-drab
If you know what I mean
On the road
It’s well-advised to follow your own path
In the year of the chewable Ambien tab

And the Panamanian child
Stands at the Dowager Empress’s side
And all the remains is the arms of the angel
And all the remains is the arms of the angels

And you’ve receded into loam
And they’re picking at your bones
Will call cold
We’ll come home

Quiet now
Will we gather to conjure the rain down
Will we now
Build a civilization below ground
And I’ll be crowned
The community kicked it around

And the Andalusian tribes
Setting the lay of Nebraska alight
‘Til all the remains is the arms of the angel
‘Til all the remains is the arms of the angels

 

AND immortalized in song. Crap.

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