Song 2 Violent Femmes again

Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground, 1984

'Everyone's trying to decide, where to go when there's no place to hide...' So why choose this forbidding tune with no video for the penultimate number? Well, once again, there's not much in the way of ranking going on here. And I kind of love this song - I even made it a chapter title, back in those dark days when I still had them. If you can guess which chapter it was for, you could win...a strawberry! Dream big, people. Like the Femmes' lengendary self-titled first album, this song and everything else on Hallowed Ground was written by devout Christian and beautiful weirdo Gordon Gano when he was still in high school. I wrote stuff in high school too. Eventually it might make a nice ornamental bowl, if I ever figure out how to mix papier maché. Another one for the imaginary soundtrack, of course.

 

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