9.13.2006

Dirty Little Whirl Wind










These are the lyrics to my new favorite song, Dirty Whirl, from the latest TV On The Radio, which comes out today on Return to Cookie Mountain.

Oh there is a murderess amongst us
her love is a violent spiral
hurling in upon us
conjured up at the birth of the world
Durga is a dancer
mindless questions find no answers
slicing through the ether
yeah she's gleaming like mother of pearl
dirty little whirl wind
commander, controller I found you
dirty little whirl wind
I am pinned by the heat of your swirl
dirty little whirl wind
descender, destroyer, I found you
you dirty little whirl wind
tangled up in the flesh of a girl
curl me up beside you
this spark in your eyes belies
the apocalypse inside you
twisting the pits from the particle
skull can't save face
so shake the shame from it
burn me up inside you
let me churn in your furnace of whirl
dirty little whirl wind
commander, controller I found you
dirty little whirl wind
I am pinned by the heat of your swirl
dirty little whirl wind
descender, destroyer, I found you
you dirty little whirl wind
all caught up in the flesh of a girl
all I ever wanted to be was destroyed at sea
the hurricane rescued me
savage calamity
all I ever wanted to be was destroyed at sea
hurricane rescued me
savage calamity
do not delay
we stood in place for it
turn me up inside you
up and into the heart of your world

[Dirty Whirl, TV On The Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain, 2006]

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