The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die ll Autotonsorialist
Would you help steady my hand?
Help make my coastlines less jagged?
I think my name is safest in your mouth.
I guess this is the end
And it’s not glorious like in the movies
Explosion and a note
It’s more like driving as far away as possible alone
the city’s a total disaster without you around
i’m in the living room
watching the watergate hearings
while my stepfather yells at my mother
launches a glass across the room
straight at her head
and i dash upstairs to take cover
lean in close to my little record player on the floor
so this is what the volume knob’s for
This new turn from you tells me what all I got by cleaning out the corpse of the fortune-teller. OK. I got silver earrings and some crystals and some old money and some vials of something that I bet are anti-infective stuff, and I got a knife with crescent moon in the handle of it. OK. I am saying that the knife is a pretty big knife that my dude has been using to skin deer. I drag his body out behind his shack and I use the knife to dig in the dirt behind the house. The dirt is a little soft because it’s near the house getting some shadow instead of out under the baking sun all day. I get tired but I clear just enough space to get this guy in. I don’t know who killed him and nobody’s ever going to know. I scoop enough dirt back on top of him to cover his body and I say out loud something about how I hope all seekers make it to where they’re going and then I take the knife and stab myself in the neck. I bleed out on top of the fortune-teller’s grave and then I’m dead and that’s my game. I am OK and I’ll be OK but this is the end and this is my story. CH.
— John Darnielle - Wolf In White Van
I do not drink and when I tell you that I do not drink, if your first response is something along the lines of “I am going to get you so drunk” or “I’d love to see you drunk” then please understand that I will go way out of my way not to hang out with you ever again