Devil's-Waitin'

  • Devil's Waitin'
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Howl
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They say I might die and I may be cold.

I may have no Jesus, I may have no soul.

In prison, I hear there’s time to be good, but the first thing you see is the last thing you should.

I’m born and weary but life’s just begun, and I’ve run from the reasons and run to the gun.

They say I’m the killer and thy will be done, and the doors won’t be open when I finally become…


They say there’s a passing where all stand to judge, but the devil’s a waitin’ with Christ like a son.
When the look comes your way,best say “Was I”, for the reasons you hold give reasons to die.

the future flowering like a ruptured vessel -

An Imperial Radch fanmix, featuring mostly folk/americana/singer-songwriter tunes that could maybe be heard hummed by an ancillary on Justice of Toren listen

  • i dear wormwood (the fall of justice of toren)
  • ii grendel’s mother (”if you’re going to do something that crazy, save it for when it’ll make a difference”)
  • iii flowers and blood (it’s an adjustment from ancillary unity to solitude)
  • iv dim star of the palisades (despite herself, breq can’t give up on seivarden)
  • v little wheel spin and spin (the lord of the radch’s machinations have been in place for thousands of years)
  • vi the body electric (“you take what you want at the end of a gun…and you call it bringing civilization.”)
  • vii devil’s waitin’ (mery of kalr has seen much)
  • viii crippled farms (”luxury always comes at someone else’s expense”)
  • ix slow walk (“she hasn’t learned quite as much as she thinks she has”)
  • x history book (it is because she knows the past that breq can build a better future)
  • xi one voice (breq, seivarden, and mercy of kalr reach an accord)
  • xii build that wall (aanander’s hold can’t last forever, and they all know it)
  • xiii black pear tree (”the problem is knowing when what you are about to do will make a difference”)
  • xiv what we become (an ending, a beginning)
Okay, I offered him some pasta and asked if my music was disturbing him and he said no thank you and that it wasn't.

I’m off the hook. :’)

Also my mum just got home, walked in, smiled and said, “music!” because I usually don’t listen to my music out loud. Then she came back a second later and this happened:

Mum: What are you listening to?
[Complicated Situation playing]
Me: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Mum: Ohh.
Me: Have you heard of them?
Mum: No, but I quite like this type of thing, harmonicas and guitars. [mimes playing both instruments]
Me: Yay! So you like it?
Mum: Yes, it’s a bit like what I used to listened to, not just the Rolling Stones, but Bob Dylan and stuff… Well anyway, I’m going to watch TV.
Me: Okay, and don’t worry, I’ll be gone in a minute.
Mum: No that’s okay, I’m not much into Dancing With The Stars, it’s just something to do.

Then she came back a few minutes later.


[Devil’s Waitin’ playing]
Mum: That’s nice. But the problem is I’d really have to concentrate on the lyrics… like always.
Me: Awh.
Mum: But no, that’s very nice. Who is again?
Me: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Mum: Black who Club?
Me: [laughs] Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Mum: It’s funny, it doesn’t sound like motor… clubs. (I think she mean’t motorcycles). They’re like [makes motorbike noises], very noisy, you know? So, since when have they been around?
Me: Their first album came out around 2000 I think. 
Mum: Ahh, yeah… long after my time. Where are they from?
Me: America.
Mum: Mm! Look, Willow likes it too. [points to Willow sleeping on chair]

Eeeee! ^__^ So happy right now. I’m going to lend her Howl, which contains the two songs she commented on, and is one of my all time favourite albums ever.

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Devil’s Waiting - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

This song is just beautiful.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Devil’s Waitin’