Wicked Songs: The Minotaur by The Drones

 They did played this one too on the weekend, I forget to included in the setlist on that post. It was played pretty early on in the night too, like third track in or something. Well I’ve found this video clip on Vimeo the other day, it’s not on that other more popular video site. The Drones have only made one promo video clip per album but solo Gareth Liddiard has two for one album, that’s the stats if anyone cares at all. Until this new album which now has three video clips, so far. I might as well put them all here so I can watch them all in one place and you can too. This video has the cartoon Minotaur and crazy masks as worn by the band members themselves too. It’s only the second video they play the song in at the time, even more stats no care about. This was directed by Lucy Dyson and she did a great job with it. It’s the most enjoyable clip for them, well it’s the one I enjoyed the most and still do now so another reason to post it here. It was the second track from the 2008 album called Havilah but at the time this was released I remember it was released a couple of months before so you could download the song as a digital single. He’s really just one of the greatest songwriter going around right now plus I just have included the lyric below before that promo video clip right at the very top of this post.

The Minotaur lyrics written by Gareth Liddiard

They come, they go
They never do not go
They come, they see
They conquer then they leave
With man-eating beliefs
Superior of death
With lineage and myth
And a half-heartedness at birth
I have the same old dream
About a tunnel by my bed
From where the stench of shit of minotaurs
Yawns like lewd and evil breath
But instinct and a map
Has set to work inside my head
Instead of shedding tears
I’ve learned to drink and piss instead

They come, they go
They never do not go
They come, they see
They conquer then they leave
I am in Rome
And i am going to the games
I see the gulf
And it’s going to
Bore my name into the
Green green grass
The catwalks of the past
My head is like an oven
As I rest it in my palms
We were just standing on the beach
When a bull rose from the surf
I said “show him the back door my dear
He’ll only paw the turf”
Three seasons came and went
Tracksuits found the dispossessed
My wife had other plans
And now a bastard surfs the web
There’s nothing she can do
He does not talk, he does not move
He spends all day looking at porn
Or playing fucking Halo 2

They come, they go
They never do not go
They come, they see
They conquer then they leave
I am in Rome
And i am going to the games
I am the last to find my seat
I’m standing at the gate
Intermission comes
Nerves are touched, and smokes are screened
It’s on a pack of cigarettes
Along with all our faults and memes and it says
Veni Vidi Vici

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