Music Monday: “Locked in the Trunk of a Car” By Murder By Death

My favourite band released a couple albums of cover songs and among those truly excellent covers was one of my favourite songs from my high school days. The more I think on it, the more Tragically Hip songs come to mind that I’d love to hear Murder By Death take a run at recording (38 Years Old, Cordelia, Boots and Hearts, Long Time Running, Highway Girl, I’m looking at you). It’s a shame I can hear them in my head, but I’ll probably never get to listen to them.

In the meantime, enjoy one you can listen to!

Morning broke out the back side of a truck stop
End of a line, a real rainbow likening luck stop
Where you could say I became chronologically fucked up
Put ten bucks in just to get the tank topped off

Then I found a place, it’s dark and it’s rotted
It’s a cool, sweet kind of place where the copters won’t spot it
And I destroyed the map, I even thought I forgot it
However, every day I’m dumping the body

(For the record: I’ve always wondered if it’s more creepy that every day the narrator is dumping THE body, than if every day he’d been dumping A body)

Write on!

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One thought on “Music Monday: “Locked in the Trunk of a Car” By Murder By Death

  1. One of my favourite Hip songs, partly for the spooky lyrics. (In a similar vein, you should check out “What I Need to Carry On” by the smalls. You know, if you haven’t already.

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