Oh The Profanity.

After the profanity-filled rant of my last post (I do apologise to those of a gentler disposition than myself), I’m afraid it’s necessary for me to profane againm with my second-ever post on the wonderful Startled Bunny, from Scotland.

Sorry, Frightened Rabbit.

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I posted about Frightened Rabbit three years ago (three years? Jebus…), and on this special night in Scotland (Robbie Burns Night, for those of you who didn’t know – and if you didn’t, for shame! For shame! (No, I didn’t know until told today either…)), I give you one of Scotland’s greatest bands, accompanied by Tracyanne Campbell, from Camera Obscura.

“Fuck This Place” is from a recently-released Frightened Rabbit three-song EP sold on their most recent tour, and it a wonderful ballad of complete sadness – a male and female call-and-response lament of desperation that builds and builds over four-odd minutes of military-tattoo drums and electric guitars.

A ballad of being empty; of a life not fulfilled; of pleading another to fill a gap inside, when maybe it’s not their place to.

An itch
My eye
Twitched like a memory of forgotten bars
One of those cities
One of those nights
Everyone’s darling
Everyone’s sweetheart

Just this drink to hold my hand
One glass of anything
Anything cheap
And I’m here just because
Everyone else has come just to be seen

Oh I don’t know these buildings
I think I’m lost

In the perfumed armpit of time
Develop a debt now, these people are bricks
Six feet stones, wrapped up in bow
Such disappointment when the paper is ripped
So I stand still boring and bored
Fetching my eye again
Against the wall

At the end
At the close
Would you be good enough to take me home
‘Cause I don’t know these buildings, I think I am lost
‘Cause I don’t know these buildings, I think I am lost

Would you
Would you
Would you be good enough to take me home?
Would you
Would you
would you be good enough to take me home?
Would you
Would you
would you be good enough to take me home?
Would you
Would you
would you be good enough to take me home?

Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place

www: Frightened Rabbit’s official website, Facebook Page, and MySpace.

1 comment

  1. Scotland; where the rabbits are frightened, the mice tim’rous, and the sheep think a sojourn in Wales is restful.

    A brilliant post for a fantastic day… even if Burns Nicht is the 25th. Thanks :)

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