The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure (3:09)

Cover of 69 Love Songs

From 69 Love Songs and 3 other releases

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  • Flashstep


    25 Aug 11:44am Reply
  • Cheezdude

    that lyricism man

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jjarichardson

    February 22, 1913, Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jjarichardson

    What a bass line.

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • robertfjr

    For all the linguists

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • hoseyman2001

    Turns out to be my 1000th scrobble for Magnetic Fields . And it's fab but the chances of a fab MF track are always pretty high :)

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • pianistman1337

    This, you guys, THIS, is the greatest song there ever will be.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • pianistman1337

    "You can't use a bulldozer to study orchids"... I am swooning.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bostoncrab

    @LowPulp you're just wrong. smcd technically used it correctly. He was (presumably) not expecting to hear Death of Ferdinand Saussure while studying Saussure, hence the opposite outcome of what he expected occurred. Of course, having said that, it wasn't the smartest choice of words. He would've been more accurate, had he said "Interestingly.." or "curiously" or something like that.

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Pitakebabkarl


    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • andyisdead

    funny pronunciation of that name

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • uncare

    genius even by merritt's standards

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • LowPulp

    @smcd: ironically, you used the word ironically incorrectly while you were studying a linguist.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • xMuffinMuffinx

    i think this song could describe the entirety of these 3 discs by itself.

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Mr_Whirly

    Those random handclaps kill me everytime :o

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • idontloveany1

    just had an exam about him this song didn't help

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • Mr_Whirly

    This is such an amazing song. The lyrics and wordplay are so awesome :) Not to mention that gorgeously lush tune

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Balloons

    This song got stuck in my head so much while studying Saussure and rather than hate it I just fell in love with it. Then again, I don't know anything about love.

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • kailynbee

    On a knight like this. Genius.

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • TinyShrine

    You can't use a bulldozer to study orchids...

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
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