Well I’d wade ten thousand clicks for a just one more chance.
Just one more chance, to see your face again.
Well I’d pull, 10 time the weight of the earth with my teeth.
The earth with my teeth to touch your face alive.
Why I Love It: I first heard this song on a Danny MacAskill video back in 2010. I didn’t put too much thought into the meaning back then, but it made me feel happy. I knew I enjoyed the song, it has a great vibe to it and is exactly what I look for in a folk song, I knew it was about someone who had lost someone they had loved dearly, I listened to it every now and then until one day I really paid attention to the lyrics…
Now this is unconfirmed, but in my research I discovered the story of Carl Tanzler which changed its meaning forever;
Tanzler was obsessed with a female patient who had passed away, Elena “Helen” Milagro de Hoyos. Tanzler removed Hoyos’ body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos’ relatives and authorities in 1940. Among other things, he had attached the corpse’s bones together with wire and coat hangers, and fitted the face with glass eyes. As the skin of the corpse decomposed, Tanzler replaced it with silk cloth soaked in wax and plaster of paris.
A freaky story, and although this is unconfirmed, it is too coincidental in my mind.
I still love this song, perhaps due to it’s fun vibe, and how it’s about love, yet it’s so dark.