McKinley

McKinley

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Folk - Rock | Portland, Oregon, United States
Total Song Plays: 5,373   
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

Spooky little fairy tale with lots of percussion, odd-sounding guitars and samples. Still, there's an obvious chorus, and it's completely hummable, The focal point is McKinley's curious, conversational voice.

Story Behind the Song

I'm fascinated with the original, gory Grimm's fairy tales, so I crafted one of my own.

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Lyrics

There's a bad, bad place with no big blue sea where people like you and me go.
Because we've been bad bad bad, Sister Big Shoes says so. She's sure of most things, but
I'm sure I know a turtle holds the world on its back and Sister Black, it's turtles all the way down. She said, "God hates to hear a lie like that," but I think He likes a bedtime story.
I think She likes a bedtime story.

Gracie made a pillowcase sail, Huck Finned it
down the sewer river in a bleach-bottle raft, little craft kept steady with ridiculous faith and perfect weather.

Of course, she sailed off the edge of turtle world, but I know it didn't hurt a bit, better to be out of the reach of the curl of that crushing, smashing fist, of that hushing, crashing fist.

Song Length
3:47
Genre
Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Affable, Charming

Subject Matter
Drugs, Heartbreak

Similar Artists
Bjork, Tori Amos
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits McKinley
Music Credits McKinley
Producer Credits David Torn
Performance Credits McKinley, Matt Chamberlain, Fima Ephron, Adam Widoff, Michael Shrieve, David Torn
Label Credits Gold Circle