I had never heard of the Mermaid Parade
For those who do not know it, it takes place every year at the beginning of summer in Coney Island, New York. As well as the mainly marine costumes, it is also known for nudity. It features in this song (which is how I found out about it).
(This is another in my occasional series of music I like that you may not have heard).
This song is by Phosphorescent (Matthew Houck) and was released in 2010. It touched me deeply for a number of reasons at the time, relating to my personal life. It is so sad. The last verse:
I know all about your new man
Your new, older, old man
And I heard that he’s married,
Oh, you be careful Amanda.
Yeah, I found a new friend too,
And yeah she’s pretty and she’s small,
But God damn it, Amanda,
Oh, God damn it all.
always still me out – although the context and meaning is unique to my situation.
I hope you enjoy.
© the author writing as Romantic Dominant
Words and music by Phosphorescent
Art by Matt Story