Another of the songs I like but you might not know.
This one is by Joshua Tillman aka Father John Misty.
He is a busy singer/songwriter and musician, turning up all over the place with various bands and artists. I get the impression he is something of a troubled soul but he hates Trump (he brilliantly described his speech at the Republican National Convention ‘ the demonic clown pageant coronation of our next potential Idiot King’) and he has written this wonderful, grown-up, poetic love song “I love you Honeybear’ – so he is completely ok by me.
This features on his 2015 album of the same name.
“Oh, honeybear, honeybear, honeybear Ooh-ooh
Ash and cum
On the Rorschach sheets where we make love
Honeybear, honeybear, honeybear Ooh-ooh
Fuck the world damn straight malaise
It may be just us who feel this way
But don’t ever doubt this, my steadfast conviction
My love, you’re the one I want to watch the ship go down with
The future can’t be real, I barely know how long a moment is
Unless we’re naked getting high on the mattress
While the global market crashes
As death fills the streets we’re garden variety oblivious
You grab my hand and say
In I-told-you-so voice
“It’s just how we expected.”
Everything is doomed, and nothing will be spared
But I love you, honeybear Ooh-Ooh Ooh-Ooh
Honeybear, honeybear, honeybear Ooh-Ooh
You’re bent over the altar
And the neighbors are complaining
That the misanthropes next door
Are probably conceiving a Damian
Don’t they see the darkness rising?
Good luck figuring oblivion
We’re getting out now while we can
You’re welcome boys, have the last of the smokes and chicken
Just one Cadillac will do to get us out to where we’re going
I’ve brought my mother’s depression
You’ve got your father’s scorn and a wayward aunt’s schizophrenia
But everything is fine
Don’t give into despair
Cause I love you, honeybear”
Song and lyrics © Joshua Tillman aka Father John Misty
Other words © the author writing as Romantic Dominant