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June 18, 2005

Drowning In A Well of Sadness Part Ten: Bill Malonee and The Vigilantes of Love

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There’s a song I first heard on an Uncut compilation (Uncut is a music and films magazine in the UK) Resplendent by Bill Malonee and The Vigilantes of Love. It obviously isn’t from personal experience – probably from a book or something. But it is a bleak song and I love it for that.

Lost my firstborn that Winter, my wife on the first day of Spring.
So I poured my sweat into the earth, and see what that harvest would bring
I remember hell and fury, just like a plague of locusts
Egypt’s punishment for sins of pride, exact now what has come over us

How much of this was meant to be, how much the work of the devil
How far far can one man’s eyes really see in these days of toil and trouble.

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  1. Yeah, love this song. Just bought the Uncut compilation from a charity shop, there are a few gems on it and this is one. If it was a book it would have to be something like The Stand by Stephen King. It’s a kind of post-apocalyptic sci-fi cowboy song set after a nuclear war. Grim stuff but very beautiful all the same. First lines: “I remember the dark clouds/Raining dust for days on end/Blew all the earth out to California/Left us here with the wind”.

    Comment by Richard — November 26, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

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