Friday, January 5, 2007

The Weakerthans: Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault In Paris, 1961)

The Weakerthans have a pile of great tunes. Their song "Uncorrected Proofs", which inspired the name of this blog was never released as a single. Therefore, I've posted this video, from the same album, to give you a feel for the band and their music. Enjoy, "Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault In Paris, 1961)"

Our Retired Explorer

Just one more drink and then I should be on my way home
I'm not entirely sure what your talking about
I've had a really nice time but my dogs need to be fed
I must say that in the right light you look like Shackleton
Comment allez-vous ce soir? Je suis comme ci comme ca
Yes, a penguin taught me French back in Antarctica
Oh, I could show you the way shadows colonize snow
Ice breaking up on the bay off the Lassiter coast
Light failing over the pole as every longitude leads
up to your frost bitten feet oh, you're very sweet
thank you for the flowers and the book by Derrida
But I must be getting back to dear Antarctica
Say, do you have a ship and a dozen able men
That maybe you could lend me?
Oh Antarctica
Oh Antarctica
Oh Antarctica
Oh Antarctica

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