Posts Tagged ‘Lyrics’

Mark Knopfler Mondegreen

Friday, June 29th, 2007

A mondegreen is a misheard phrase; the canonical example is probably “‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy”, a mishearing of “‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky” from Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.”

Anyway, my boss Jess thought that in the Mark Knopfler song “Hill Farmer’s Blues” (from The Ragpicker’s Dream), the narrator proclaims “I’m goin’ into town, LOL.” The actual lyric, apparently, is “I’m goin’ into Tow law.” But I think the mondegreen is better.

Lyrics: “Here There Be Monsters”

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Where is safety? What is freedom?
I don’t know
The sounds of pleasure and of failure
Cannot stow
Abord my heart and in the attic
We lose out
Heavy breathing, heavy burdens
Heavy burdens

Here there be monsters
Bloodcurdling hot calls
Inside is anger
Chipped teeth on our walls

I am one with all my brethren
Shards of meaning find their way home
Back to hate
Can they say monsters are here now
Or do they
Breathe in silence, watch in anger
watch in anger


Building fences, killing the lights
Our own past
Haunts us freely, daunts us daily
Chooses well
Monsters find us wherever we
Choose to hide
The chase beats us, we beat ourselves
We beat ourselves

Splinters, outbursts
They are coming for you and me
Preying on fear
The monsters aren’t coming anymore
They’re already

Here there be monsters
Devouring from within
Feeding on anger
Bathing in our sins
Here there be monsters
The monsters in us all
Feeding on anger
From within our walls