Michael (5:22)

Cover of Down Colorful Hill

From Down Colorful Hill and 2 other releases

“The song is about Mark’s real friend Michael, who basically vanished one day and Mark never heard from him again. One day Red House Painters were playing a show, and when they went backstage, Mark saw Michael. I guess Michael tracked him down or something. They went to perform the rest of their set, then they asked what song to play. Someone in the audience yelled out “Michael!” so they played it. Mark saw Michael weeping in the front row. “


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  • brunoborela

    Weird to think that inside Mark Kozelek there's this dude who can write some of the most affecting music out there.

    15 Jan 7:14pm Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    this song makes me want to cry. imagine someone thinking about you when you're away so passionately. Makes you wonder if anyone who you don't know anymore still cares about you and recalls all the memories of the time you spent together. I especially love the part where he was talking to Michel's old triple x girlfriend and he said that he didn't know that Michel ever lost his mind. That could mean that Mark doesn't see him as crazy and just a cool and normal guy. I wish I had friends who I could relate to like that. This song fills me with so many emotions.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LukeRogers22

    I love the way he says "I got a lead" for some reason. Anyway, beautiful track.

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    This one's a real tearjerker--a perfect finale to one of the most depressing albums of ALL TIMES!

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • maccrash

    holy fuck

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • dramatist

    the daydreaming boy without a shirt on

    8 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Adenviel

    Fuck ;_;

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jinzou

    *;!*!(:*() my beeest frieeend

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • telephonedance

    your warm smile in the sun, the daydreaming boy without a shirt on

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ABlueRogue

    My best friend ;-;

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    our first heavy metal haircuts

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    "I heard he lost his mind again." "Again?" I said, "I didn't know that he ever did."

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • edgyswngsetacid

    i seriously doubt there will ever come a day where "my best friend" won't make cry

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mk741

    It's that "My best friend" that really hits you in the gut.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    never fails to bring me to tears

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • trappedanimal

    shouts out to all the xxx gf's

    18 May 2012 Reply

    RHP, why do you do this to me!

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • kenkouot

    This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Tosselitoss

    The final lyrics and the simple guitar melody are so heartbreaking but yet so beautiful. I get goosebumps and wet eyes every time. "My best friend".

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Sjitty

    yeah where are you now you asshole [3]

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
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