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Pale Horse

"Pretty much from beginning, this was one of those ones where you have a good riff, and you say, 'I'm going to write a song around it.' The original demo, which was very stiff and choppy [sings] -- 'Da-da-da-da-dum' -- with a drum machine or something, but you actually say, 'I really like that feeling.' So then it becomes 'Can we convert that to the band?' Right away, the band said it was a really great song.

"A lot of times when you have that kind of riff, you don't want to get too tricky. It creates a hypnotic effect. You don't want to change keys too much, so I leaned back on some of those artists who used space well. In old Pumpkins ideology, if you started with that riff, the song would get bigger and louder. In this ideology, it actually gets smaller, and that's how you get the dynamic back up." -BC, MusicRadar interview, 2012/06/13

 

Lyrics

If I was to listen I'd turn back
Give up on my reasons
Forgive up the past
You think I'd swallow that?
Bearing weight in ceilings
Just to stop and ask of Thora Zine
Thora Zine, Thora Zine, Thora Zine
They give you this
They take away that
Thora Zine

There'll be no others
There'll be no long lost friends
Empty on the insides
Empty of a last pretense
To stand by on feeling of the end
So many lives
A runaway life
So many lies
When they locked you up they shut me out
Gave me the key so I could show you round
Yet we were not allowed
Omens of the daydream
But caught as you're bound in Thora Zine
Thora Zine, Thora Zine, Thora Zine
They give you this
They take away that
Thora Zine

There'll be no rallies
There'll be no long lost friends
Caught on a spotlight running out of present tense
To fix by a feeling of an end
So many lives
A runaway life
Please come back
Please come back
Please come back Pale Horse
Please come back
Please come back
Please come back Pale Horse
Please come back
Please come back
Please come back Pale Horse
Please come back
Please come back
Please come back Pale Horse

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Oceania   (buy [amazon.com])
Oceania 3D in NYC   (buy [amazon.com])



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