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.

BreakfastIsImportant833

if a person lives in the woods and there's no one around to say their name...

Denis R

Jason will be with this world for a long long time

thartwig

@widM the second death is more metaphorical than literal. Its the idea of being forgotten completely that marks the death of your existence.

widM

that actually makes no sense...

Tor Schjølberg

@Jaie Dormi nope. Not the only one

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yahyahyah

I used to live in Bloomington and would see Jason perform all the time before he was famous, at this point in time in the late 90s he was usually the opening act and always, respectfully, better than the headliner. I was a confused freshman out of my home turf in Indiana with few allies, never was he too busy or too cool to chat with me at the record store / cafe he worked at, or at the shows. Always was warm, gracious, generous, and genuine. I remember buying his first CD on Secretly Canadian in the paper sleeve from him at the cafe and making him smile. RIP, you will not be forgotten.

notbydesign029

Awesome man. Sure lucky to talk to a musical genius like him. Crazy story.

Massimo Bernardi

Thanks man (from Italy)

Aaron Runyon

yahyahyah dude, didn’t even know he was dead. Crazy Kevin Morby brought me here but I dig this version a lot more.

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