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Farewell Transmission
Songs: Ohia Lyrics


The whole place is dark
Every light on this side of the town
Suddenly it all went down
Now we'll all be brothers of the fossil fire of the sun
Now we will all be sisters of the fossil blood of the moon
Someone must have set us up

Now they'll be working in the cold grey rock,
Now they'll be working in the hot mill steam,
Now they'll be working in the concrete
In the sirens and the silences now all the great set up hearts -
All at once start to beat

After tonight if you don't want us to be a secret out of the past
I will resurrect it, I'll have a good go at it
I'll streak his blood across my beak and dust my feathers with his ashes
I can feel his ghost breathing down my back

I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever
I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is we're all supposed to try
There ain't no end to the sands I've been trying to cross
The real truth about it is my kind of life's no better off
If I've got the maps or if I'm lost

We will try and know whatever we try,
We will be gone but not forever
Come on let's try will try and know whatever we try,
We will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is there ain't no end to the desert I'll cross
I've really known that all along

Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall
Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall

Long dark blues
Will o the wisp
The big star is falling
Through the static and distance
A farewell transmission
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Lyrics © SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jason Molina

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spaceburgers

they say you have two deaths; the day your heart stops beating, and the day some one says your name for the last time.

Matthew Pajdzik

Fuck

J S

Jesus will never stop saying our names

Chop Wood

@David Morash not Jason

Will Marshall

Pretty crazy!

Jmeister14

this fucked me up

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Kreutz

This song was recorded with 12 people in one room, live, unrehearsed, and in one take. 

Steve Philbrick

@Work Account There are quite a few videos (and the aforementioned book) about Jason Molina's recording process. He would write out the chord changes, and any singer would obviously have "when to sing" on their hand-written cheatsheet, but the live part, mostly unrehearsed is how he recorded. If they didn't get the song in just a couple of takes, then he would move on...often never to return to the song. Kind of amazing, if you ask me.

Sam Raynard

This one comment has created a seven year conversation.

Veinytriumphant barstard

@Corin Tibbetts-Harlow how do you synchronise singing with back up singers 'unrehearsed' genuis. read the book. it's out.

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