Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Coming up next: Munly lyrics

Munly is the tall, pale, skeletal one at Slim Cessna concerts, stalking through the audience and ranting like a maddened pentecostal preacher. That, my friends, is good times. I hope he's featured prominently on the new album. But of course, he also has his own music, which is unimaginably strange and nightmare-inducing.

I've had a digital copy of Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots for a long time, but I just recently obtained a copy of the disc. The good part about this is that, in addition to the CD, there's a bonus DVD that includes, among other things, a feature where Munly recites the song lyrics--like poems, which they kind of are--over images of the lyrics. This is excellent, because this album has a LOT of otherwise indecipherable lyrics. Now that I've been able to absorb them, I appreciate this album even more. If there's a greater level of warped intelligence in music today, I don't know who it is. You can only take so much of it before it starts to fuck with your head, but as far as darkly southern gothic, backwoods fables go, I think this is about the ne plus ultra.

So anyway, you would have thought someone would have transcribed these lyrics and put them online. But they haven't. But you know who's about to do it? Me, that's who. I transcribed all of them, and then compared them to the music to make sure they matched--there were fairly substantial discrepancies at a number of points. These versions represent what's on the music CD. Were were a few instances where there was STILL something I couldn't quite get, but only a very few. I've bracketed those parts.

Probably some jerk music site will take these without bothering to ask. It's not like I mind THAT much, but still. This did involve a somewhat substantial time commitment. Sure, anyone could have done it, but they DIDN'T. I did. Me, I was the one what done did it. Uh-oh, now I'm talking like Munly. Anyway, please enjoy.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous jorgenmz pontificated to the effect that...

I started adding your lyrics to lyricwiki.org (only Amen Corner) until I read this post. I wanted to ask for your approval regarding this. I'm sorry if I did bother you, and never meant to be disrespecful of the work involved in transcribing the lyrics. I will delete Amens Corner and Munly & TLLH entry if you request so.
Btw, I'm still not sure what the mix-skin mexican says in Old Service Road, but at the end he says "Perro" (dog). Cheers!

1:08 PM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

I think he's saying "where is my dog?" but don't quote me on that.

Yeah, go ahead and do what you're doing. It would be sort of petty of me to object.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Thank you! It's quite hard to find this great man's lyrics, so your work cannot be overstated!

1:20 PM  

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