OUR RETIRED EXPLORER (Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris 1961)- The Weakerthans

Michel Foucault romances an Antarctic explorer… ( The Weakerthans are a four-piece (and sometimes six-piece[1]) Canadian indie rock band that blends punk-inflected folk rock)

Our Retired Explorer lyrics:

Just one more drink and then I should be on my way home
I’m not enterely 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 (a famous antarctic explorer)

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


~ by remainsofthedesi on August 6, 2007.

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