haligh a lie

last night i made a playlist that’s a bunch of songs i listen to when i’m angry/hurting/just feel like setting something on fire ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

track list:

  1. Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole- Martha Wainwright
  2. Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh- Bright Eyes
  3. Master Hunter- Laura Marling
  4. Murder Song (5 4 3 2 1) (Acoustic)- AURORA
  5. The Thunder Answered Back- Eskimeaux 
  6. The Story- Brandi Carlile
  7. Spanish Sahara- Foals
  8. No Good Al Joad- Hop Along
  9. Yellow Flicker Beat- Lorde
  10. Fossa- Daughter
  11. Be Brave- My Brightest Diamond
  12. Chandelier (Live)- Sia
  13. Which Witch- Florence + the Machine
  14. Feral Love- Chelsea Wolfe
  15. Mind Games- Banks
the signs as bright eyes lyrics
  • aries: As you tear and tear your hair from roots/Of that same head you have twice removed now/A lock of hair you said would prove/Our love would never die (Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh)
  • taurus: And on the way home held your camera like a bible/Just wishing so bad that it held some kind of truth/And I stood nervous next to you in the dark room/You dropped the paper in the water/And it all begins to bloom/Ya they go wild (Old Soul Song [For The New World Order])
  • gemini: I have sat too long in my silence./I have grown too old in my pain./To shed this skin, be born again,/it starts with an ending./So thank you friends for the time we shared./My love stays with you like sunlight and air. (Method Acting)
  • cancer: Well, let the poets cry themselves to sleep/And all their tearful words will turn back into steam/But me I'm a single cell/On a serpents tongue/There's a muddy field where a garden was/And I'm glad you got away/But I'm still stuck out here/My clothes are soaking wet/From your brother's tears (Poison Oak)
  • leo: That is why I'm singing.../Baby don't worry cause now I got your back./And every time you feel like crying,/I'm gonna try and make you laugh./And if I can't, if it just hurts too bad,/then we will wait for it to pass and I will keep you company/through those days so long and black (Bowl of Oranges)
  • virgo: And my father was there, in a chair, by the window, staring so far away./I tried talking, just whispered, "...so sorry...so selfish..."/He stopped me and said, "Child I love you regardless/and there's nothing you could do that would ever change this./I'm not angry. It happens. But you just can't do it again." (Let's Not Shit Ourselves [To Love And To Be Loved])
  • libra: In an abandoned building where/Squatters made a mural of a Mexican girl/With fifteen cans of spray paint and a chemical swirl/She's standing in the ashes at the end of the world/Four winds blowing through her hair (Four Winds)
  • scorpio: When I feel lost I am not at all/.../Oh, I've made love, yeah, I've been fucked, so what?/I'm a cartoon, you're a full moon, let's stay up (Hot Knives)
  • sagittarius: I was a fool, you were my friend/We made it happen/You took off your clothes/left on the light/You stood there so brave/You used to be shy/Each feature improved, each movement refined and eyes like a showroom (Take it Easy [Love Nothing])
  • capricorn: And the future hangs over our heads/And it moves with each current event/Until it falls all around like a cold steady rain/Just stay in when it's looking this way (Landlocked Blues)
  • aquarius: So when you're asked to fight a war that's over nothing/It's best to join the side that's gonna win/And no one's sure how all of this got started/But we're gonna make them goddam certain how its gonna end/Oh ya we will, oh ya we will! (Road To Joy)
  • pisces: Yours is the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you/Now I don't know where I am/I don't know where I've been/But I know where I want to go (First Day of My Life)
the signs as bright eyes songs
  • aries: lover I don't have to love
  • taurus: poison oak
  • gemini: approximate sunlight
  • cancer: haligh, haligh, a lie, haligh
  • leo: ship in a bottle
  • virgo: shell games
  • libra: road to joy
  • scorpio: pull my hair
  • sagittarius: happy accident
  • capricorn: the calendar hung itself
  • aquarius: take it easy (love nothing)
  • pisces: landlocked blues

And I sing and Sing of awful things

The pleasure that my sadness brings

As my fingers press onto the strings

In yet another clumsy chord

Haligh haligh an awful lie

This weight would now be satified

I’m gonna give you only one reply

I Know Not Who I Am

Haligh Haligh a lie haligh

Bright Eyes, Fevers and Mirrors

anonymous asked:

Why is fevers and mirrors lawful evil?

I’m sorry, this took me forever to get around to.

Now I know a disease that these doctors can’t treat
You contract on the day you accept all you see
Is a mirror and a mirror is all it can be
A reflection of something we’re missing

  • A Scale, A Mirror, and Those Indifferent Clocks

And I sing and sing of awful things
The pleasure that my sadness brings

  • Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh

While my mother waters plants, my father loads his gun
He says “death will give us back to God
Just like the setting sun
Is returned to the lonesome ocean”
And then they splashed into the deep blue sea
It was a wonderful splash

  • At the Bottom of Everything.

I know that last one isn’t off of fevers, but the entirety of At the Bottom of Everything is good evidence for lawful evil. He feels he has to fit into society, but he still idolizes death. Overall in Bright Eyes catalog, and a lot in this album is just this resentment and hatred toward people, especially those who have hurt Conor. There’s a lot of evidence for Oberst idolizing death and being a shitty person within confines of society outside of the album, though (Easy/Lucky/Free, Lover I Don’t Have to Love, Deviltown). I picked this album more because it fits the folk-punk sound rather than because it’s lyrics or themes, but I still think Bright Eyes fit pretty well in Lawful Evil.

Thanks for the question! I’ve been getting lazy about getting to them, but I always have fun doing it.


11 songs, 40 minutes

“I remember everything, the words we spoke on freezing South Street and all those mornings watching you get ready for school. But now we speak with ruined tongues and the words we say aren’t meant for anyone.”

1. Intervention (arcade fire) 2. Call Them Brothers (regina spektor ft only son) 3. The Hanging Tree (hunger games) 4. Oleander (mother mother) 5. Abraham’s Daughter (arcade fire) 6. Runs in the Family (amanda palmer) 7. Do I Wanna Know (vitamin string quartet/arctic monkeys) 8. Take Me to Church (hozier) 9. Crystalised (the xx) 10. Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh (bright eyes) 11. No Children (the mountain goats)

☆ CONCRETE MILES ☆ some songs i’ve been listening to a lot recently for brittany [listen]

everything is going to hell - teen suicide // drainage - joyce manor // loro - pinback // i can feel a hot one - manchester orchestra // brother - brand new // new slang - the shins // another bag of bones - kevin devine // legit tattoo gun - the front bottoms // my heart goes bum bum bum - flatsound // haligh, haligh, a lie, haligh - bright eyes // i saw the wolf - tigers jaw // ballgame - kevin devine // play crack the sky - brand new