Obsession of the Month! December

My obsession of the month is Queens of the Stone Age. I have owned their record "Songs for the Deaf" for some time, but I just recently put it on during a long drive alone, which gave me the time to process it in depth. Now I cannot stop listening to it.

In particular is the dusky jewel, "Mosquito Song." It's the last and hidden track. So lovely, full of acoustic guitar, strings, horns, accordion, and an epic finish. Take a listen here.

I tried to embed the Youtube video (linked above), which by the way is just from some random game, without success. The images are unimportant. Close your eyes, open your mind, and listen. Read the deliciously dark lyrics below.

I know, I know the sun is hot

Mosquitos come, and suck your blood

Leave you there all alone

Just skin and bone

When you walk among the trees

Listening to the leaves

The further I go the less I know

The less I know

Where will you run?

Where will you hide?

Lullabies to paralyze

Fat and soft, pink and weak

Foot and thigh, tongue and cheek

You know I'm told they swallow you whole

Skin and bone

Cutting boards and hanging hooks

Bloody knives, cooking books

Promising you won't feel a thing

At all

Swallow and chew

Eat you alive

All of us food that hasn't died

And the light (life?) says

Somehow they pick and pluck

Tenderize bone to dust

The sweetest grease, finest meat you'll ever taste

Taste, taste

So you scream, whine, and yell

Supple sounds of dinner bell

We all will feed the worms and trees

So don't be shy

Swallow and chew

Eat you alive

All of us food that hasn't died


BrideOfPorkins said…
That's a great one! Why do they hide perfectly good tracks like that? I like Queens of the Stone Age but for some reason I haven't gotten around to checking the new album out yet. I do like the new Killers, btw.

That video game was hypnotic...makes me want to play....
Wigwam Jones said…
Hmmm. Not exactly 'Wichita Lineman', is it? OK, I can hang. I'll see if I can find and give a listen.
Ari said…
BoP: I don't know, because I like it far better than a few of the other ones on there. I guess having secrets is cool too, though. What I've heard of Era Vulgaris, I don't like as well as this album. I did want to play the game too! Seems like a proto-Guitar Hero.

Wiggy: Hope you like it!

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