past is a grotesque animal

The Past is a Grotesque Animal
of Montreal
The Past is a Grotesque Animal

The Past is a Grotesque Animal || of Montreal

The past is a grotesque animal
And in its eyes you see
How completely wrong you can be
How completely wrong you can be
The sun is out, it melts the snow that fell yesterday
Makes you wonder why it bothered

I fell in love with the first cute girl that I met
Who could appreciate George Bataille
Standing at a Swedish festival discussing “Story of the Eye”
Discussing “Story of the Eye”

It’s so embarrassing to need someone like I do you
How can I explain I need you here and not here too
How can I explain I need you here and not here too

I’m flunking out, I’m flunking out
I’m gone, I’m just gone
But at least I author my own disaster
At least I author my own disaster

Performance breakdown and I don’t want to hear it
I’m just not available
Things could be different but they’re not
Ohhohhh
Things could be different but they’re not

The mousy girl screams, “Violence! Violence!”
The mousy girl screams, “Violence! Violence!”
She gets hysterical cause they’re both so mean
And it’s my favorite scene
But the cruelty’s so predictable, it makes you sad on the stage
Though our love project has so much potential
But it’s like we weren’t made for this world
Though I wouldn’t really want to meet someone who was

Do I have to scream in your face?
I’ve been dodging lamps and vegetables
Throw it all in my face, I don’t care

Let’s just have some fun, let’s tear this shit apart
Let’s tear the fucking house apart
Let’s tear our fucking bodies apart
But let’s just have some fun

Somehow you’ve red-rovered the gestapo circling my heart
And nothing can defeat you
No death, no ugly world

You’ve lived so brightly
You’ve altered everything
I find myself searching for old selves
While speeding forward through the plate glass of maturing cells

I’ve played the unraveler, the parhelion
But even apocalypse is fleeting
There’s no death, no ugly world

Sometimes I wonder if you’re mythologizing me like I do you
We want our film to be beautiful, not realistic
Perceive me in the radiance of terror dreams
You can betray me, you can, you can betray me,

Teach me something wonderful
Crown my head, crowd my head with your lilting effects
Project your fears on to me
I need to view them
See there’s nothing to them
I promise you there’s nothing to them

I’m so touched by your goodness
You make me feel so criminal
How do you keep it together?
I’m all, all unraveled

But you know, no matter where we are
We’re always touching by underground wires

I’ve explored you with the detachment of an analyst
But most nights we’ve raided the same kingdoms
And none of our secrets are physical
None of our secrets are physical
None of our secrets are physical now

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the heroes series : KEVIN BARNES

I’d like to do a series of portraits of all the artists that changed my life in some way. Well - it’s impossible to draw all of them, there are so many ! But among them, there is Kevin Barnes, the neurotic genius behind Of Montreal. His music is the soundtrack of my soul. Amen to that. 

“We want our lives to be beautiful, not realistic.” - The Past is a Grotesque Animal by Of Montreal

anonymous asked:

About those Hannigram song recs: The Past Is A Grotesque Animal by Of Montreal (it's really perfect for Hannigram), The Horror of our Love by Ludo and I'll Be Your Mirror by The Velvet Underground

{Though our love project has so much potential
But it’s like we weren’t made for this world
Though I wouldn’t really want to meet someone who was}
My god this is *wipe a single tear from my face* PERFECT
and the horror of our love is great too! Beautiful songs, thanks for the rec👏👏

The “It’s Overcast and You Need a Burst of Emotion” Playlist

  1. Honey - Torres
  2. What That Was - Majical Cloudz
  3. I Luv the Valley OH! - Xiu Xiu
  4. Fool - Perfume Genius
  5. The Past is a Grotesque Animal - of Montreal
  6. Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside) - My Bloody Valentine
  7. Fuck and Run - Liz Phair
  8. Fillmore Jive - Pavement
  9. Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine - Modest Mouse
  10. Dry the Rain - The Beta Band
  11. This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks
  12. Shirin - Jens Lekman
  13. Farewell Transmission - Songs: Ohia
  14. Carry the Zero - Built to Spill
  15. You’re Damaged - Waxahatchee
  16. Hannah Hunt - Vampire Weekend
  17. Evening’s Kiss - Willis Earl Beal

Got the picture from: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5O9k3eKRFWk/UZIGerG8-aI/AAAAAAAADRY/l5SA4eY__RY/s1600/IMG_3684.JPG

WALLOW INSTEAD
A short playlist for people who are sad and like it that way

1. How To Disappear Completely — Radiohead
2. The Good Times Are Killing Me — Modest Mouse
3. The Past Is A Grotesque Animal — Of Montreal
4. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead — Stars
5. Sunset — The XX
6. Don’t Die In Me — Mirah (Joyride: Remixes)
7. How To Fight Loneliness — Wilco

{ Open Up Your Skull- I'll Be There }: a Joker/Batman fanmix

for are-are-kay birthday! lyrics, tracklist, and link under the cut:

Paradise Circus // Massive Attack

it’s unfortunate that when we feel a storm we can roll ourselves over ‘cause we’re uncomfortable. Oh well, the devil makes us sin but we like it when we’re spinning in his grip.

Life On Mars // David Bowie

it’s the freakiest show, take a look at the law man beating up the wrong guy, oh man wonder if he’ll ever know he’s in the best selling show: is there life on Mars?

The Past is a Grotesque Animal // Of Montreal

and it’s my favorite scene but the cruelty’s so predictable…
but even apocalypse is fleeting, there’s no death, no ugly world. sometimes I wonder if you’re mythologizing me like I do you
we want our film to be beautiful, not realistic. perceive me in the radiance of terror dreams….
I’m so touched by your goodness, you make me feel so criminal. how do you keep it together? I’m all, all unraveled

Climbing Up The Walls // Radiohead

either way you turn, I’ll be there. Open up your skull, I’ll be there, climbing up the walls.

Wires // The Neighbourhood

when he talks I hear his ghosts, every word they say to me, I just pray the wires aren’t coming here to strangle me.
If he said “help me kill the president”, I’d say he needs medicine.

Blind Pilots // The Cooper Temple Clause

you came along to raise the stakes to tend to me and my mistakes, I can’t pretend
that I could be the man you said you saw in me, but hang around and I’ll try to land this thing.

Gallery Piece // Of Montreal

I want to be a beast, I want to make you proud, and play with your head….
I want to hurt you bad, make you paranoid, and say the sweetest things.

You Are The Blood // Surfjan Stevens 

you are the quiet in which I dream, in which I sleep, in which I wander.

Closer/Come Together // Nine Inch Nails vs. The Beatles

got to be a joker he just do what he please. help me I broke apart my insides, help me I’ve got no soul to sell.

I’ll See Your Heart & I’ll Raise You Mine // Bell X1

I caught them playing poker and I think it was the devil who said “I’ll see your heart and I’ll raise you mine”
yeah they keep swapping shoulders, I think there’s something going on.
“Will you be my sweat pea? Will you be the card up my sleeve?” says one to the other and this time they hold their gaze for too long.

The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning // Smashing Pumpkins

send a heartbeat to the void that cries through you. Relive the pictures that have come to pass for now we stand alone, the world is lost and blown, and we are flesh and blood disintegrate with no more to hate.

Bad Sun // The Bravery

there’s a hole in you and me that pulls us together

Beets Untitled // Laura Stevenson

keep away from me, I am full of terrible things
but if you love the terrible, then please be near me.

Happy Together // Filter

me and you, and you and me, no matter how you toss the dice it has to be: the only one for me is you and you for me, so happy together.

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