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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Dead Flag Blues

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Published on Dec 18, 2008

From the CD F#A#∞

Extracts from A short film by Irish artist Nicky Larkin, shot in Pripyat, in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

The full film is well worth a view. It can be seen here on YouTube in two parts.
Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAO8py... and
Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYVcsS...

If you want to watch the whole of Nicky Larkin's video uncut then it can be viewed at, http://www.myspace.com/nickylarkin/

The car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows
The government is corrupt
And we're on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death

The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

It went like this

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble and pulled out their hair

The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze

I said, "Kiss me, you're beautiful..
These are truly the last days"

You grabbed my hand and we fell into it
Like a daydream or a fever

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it's the valley of death

I open up my wallet
And it's full of blood

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