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The Decemberists

Calamity Song (3:52)

The Calamity Song Songfacts reports that the video is a dark tribute to David Foster Wallace 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which is a dystopian vision of North America in the near future.

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Had a dream, you and me and the war of the end times
And I believe California succumbed to the fault line
We heaved relief as scores of innocents died

The Decemberists - Calamity Song Lyrics


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  • Hank, eat your oatmeal…
  • Major R.E.M. vibes out of this one. I dig it!
  • The best tribute to David Foster Wallace. The Eschaton is great!
  • magic :)
  • Peter Buck + Colin Meloy = awesome. I miss old REM.
  • Cheeriest song there is about the apocalypse. Few could pull this off.
  • My Favorite end of the world song ever.
  • In the 'year of the chewable ambien tab'
  • Pretty lively for a song about the end of the world as we know it. They feel fine!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VBgoi-C9P0 Calamity Song + LYRICS

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