“It keeps getting darker The lack of hope Steals Death still taunts My way out Nothing any…”

It keeps getting darker
The lack of hope
Steals
Death still taunts
My way out
Nothing any more
Please help
What simple thing
Where is it
I feel dismantled
And the point’s been proven
Take it back
I don’t want here
Leave me be
Everything is an interruption
Feeding thousands of broken thoughts
Setting them off
Into a writhing feast upon me
I can see the end
Why these visions
Do you intend
To make me live every one

Every foul thought
Enough already please
I’m broken
I hurt
You’re vicious
Get off
Or do it finally
I can’t scar anymore
My eyes are sealed in
And heavy as iron
The gates closed beyond my grasp
You’ve done your job
Now let me go
Please
I have no tears
And my heart needs air
You are a monotonous unending plague
I have you I know
I wish I know
You’d be gone in death
But I don’t trust it’s that easy

Peter Hayes, Help please (via memmis)

“First Avenue – Minneapolis 3/27War MachineMama Taught Me BetterLove BurnsRed Eyes and TearsBad…”

First Avenue – Minneapolis 3/27

War Machine
Mama Taught Me Better
Love Burns
Red Eyes and Tears
Bad Blood
Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
Aya
Berlin
Weapon of Choice
Annabel Lee
Ain’t No Easy Way
Whatever Happened to My Rock and Roll
Visions of Johanna (Robert acoustic)
the Toll (Peter Acoustic)
Shuffle Your Feet
Conscience Killer
6 Barrel Shotgun
Spread Your Love

666 Conducer
Stop (as a result of Robert asking the crowd what to play)
Shadow’s Keeper
Open Invitation

During
“Visions of Johanna” Robert got distracted and started laughing because
a bunch of people had whipped out their lighters. It was quite funny.”

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“Any chance we’d ever see a blues record from BRMC? A straight-ahead blues record, no, because I…”

Any chance we’d ever see a blues record from BRMC?
A straight-ahead blues record, no, because I don’t like any kind of
music that comes at you directly or head-on. I’d like the idea of it
for about five minutes, and then start doing it and get bored. I like
that there are obscure perspectives and different forms of music. Even Howl is not straight-ahead anything. It had a nature, but it was a natural nature!

‘Conscience Killer’ is pretty personal. Peter wrote that song. We
were watching this Elvis marathon on Bravo or Turner Movie Classics and
it was like, every Elvis movie that he ever made, and it played for
like, 24 hours. Pete stayed up all night. I went to bed and he was
watching it, and I woke up and he was still watching it. I think it was
the anniversary of his death or something. Then we started jamming to
this new song and ‘Conscience Killer’ came out of that. I just know
that the beginning of it is a really mutated version of King Creole… the [sings]
‘Wooo oooh oooh ooh,’ comes from that place, but it also as if the
Stooges were backing Elvis. I like making people cock-eyed. Never give
people what they expect, or you might actually make a living! [laughs] And we wouldn’t want that!

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““River Styx” is very swampy and very sexual. It almost calls to mind the show True Blood in spirit….”

“River Styx” is very swampy and very sexual. It almost calls to mind the show True Blood in spirit.
We always joke about how a couple songs on the album are …how do I say
this? We weren’t getting laid much, and as funny as it is, it makes for
really good music. All of that tension goes into the song.

Well, horniness makes for great rock music.
Yeah! Rock ‘n’ roll is a very sexual thing, and that’s what they were
thinking when they came up with it. But I think they lost the ‘roll’
part of it. Now there’s just songs that feel like… fucking? Rock songs
feel like fucking, and rock ‘n’ roll feels like…I wouldn’t say making
love, but, at least doing it right. Music is so connected to your whole
body in every sense and it’s fun to remember that, and not be ashamed
or hide any of those taboos. It’s all there!

It’s natural!
[Laughs] It certainly beats… [laughs] Well I guess
it’s natural, but it depends on how you do it! And that’s open to
interpretation, but, it’s better than sex, better than drugs, and
better than a lot of shit out there when it’s done right. We always
joke that [those songs] came from a place like a Twin Peaks
kind of lounge. When we started out, we played it a different way, like
a joke. We were like, ‘Oh, we’ll play it in this super slower, swampy,
voodoo-sex sort of thing.’

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