|Stench of the Unburied|
May 19, 2017
Stench of the Unburied is the sixth song on the album Goths.
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
Incoherent but functional Speeding like a dead comet Purple crushed-velvet waistcoat Flecked with Maalox and bits of dried vomit Say what you will for the effort You can't fault the technique Still conscious at sunrise For the third time this week But when the blue lights flash I know we're going to crash And outside it's 92 degrees And KROQ is playing Siouxsie and the Banshees Blaupunkt in the dashboard Cracks in the cylinder block Heading up the Golden State Freeway Toward Eagle Rock Ice chest full of Corona And Pineapple Crush It'll take 20 years For the toxins to flush And when the sirens wail I know we're going to jail And outside it's 92 degrees And KROQ is playing Siouxsie and the Banshees Follow the flame to freedom The flickering lights of armageddon Find the foot of the ladder way down in the pit Keep climbing forever Try to keep the torch lit And outside it's 92 degrees And KROQ, the Rock of the 80s, is playing Siouxsie and the Banshees
Comments by John Darnielle About this Song[edit | edit source]
- "This, like so many songs before it, is called 'Stench of the Unburied.' It's not really actually about the stench of the unburied, but I felt the title captured what I meant." -- 2017-11-07 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
Things Referenced in this Song[edit | edit source]
- Blaupunkt is a German audio equipment brand which manufactures car radios.
Live Shows this Song Was Played at[edit | edit source]
- 2017-05-19 - Facebook Live Stream - Durham, NC
- 2017-05-22 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
- 2017-05-28 - Trees - Dallas, TX
- 2017-05-31 - The Mayan - Los Angeles, CA
- 2017-06-01 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
- 2017-06-04 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
- 2017-06-06 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
- 2017-07-08 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
- 2017-07-09 - The Castle - Bloomington, IL
- 2017-07-13 - ACM@UCO Performance Lab - Oklahoma City, OK
- 2017-07-14 - ACL Live - Moody Theater - Austin, TX
- 2017-09-06 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
- 2017-09-08 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
- 2017-09-09 - Headliners - Louisville, KY
- 2017-09-10 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
- 2017-09-11 - Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis, MO
- 2017-09-13 - Englert Theatre - Iowa City, IA
- 2017-11-07 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
- 2018-04-14 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, Ontario
- 2018-04-23 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Videos of this Song[edit | edit source]
Track list: "Rain in Soho" • "Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds" • "The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement" • "We Do It Different on the West Coast" • "Unicorn Tolerance" • "Stench of the Unburied" • "Wear Black" • "Paid in Cocaine" • "Rage of Travers" • "Shelved" • "For the Portuguese Goth Metal Bands" • "Abandoned Flesh"