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The "all for nothing at all" segment in this song is in reference to a song entitled [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_or_Nothing_at_All All or Nothing at All], most famously performed by Frank Sinatra.
 
The "all for nothing at all" segment in this song is in reference to a song entitled [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_or_Nothing_at_All All or Nothing at All], most famously performed by Frank Sinatra.
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This song refers to a lot of lore around the fae courts, (fairies), the erlking name refers to the king of the fairies, known for stealing the souls of children. Specifically he only appears to someone who is about to die and only them. Which makes sense as to why he found the forest and she found the erlking. There’s a lot more here involving the fountain of infinite mirrors and how it all related back to murder,  but if the legends of the fae are true, invoking the name of them many times here is sure to get me killed but it’s super interesting to look into and I highly recommended it.
 
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Latest revision as of 00:23, 6 August 2018

Murders
Hawaiipartii-cover2.jpg
Written by Joe Hawley
Appears on Hawaii: Part II
Sung by Joe Hawley
Duration 3:43
Genre Alternative
Language English




Murders is a song by Joe Hawley. It is the 5th track on the album Hawaii: Part II.


History[edit]

This song was originally conceptualized during Tally Hall's Good & Evil writing phase. It might have been played once or twice live during the band's residency at Union Hall in Brooklyn during the month of February 2009, but nowhere else. It's changed little since its demo.

Trivia[edit]

The "all for nothing at all" segment in this song is in reference to a song entitled All or Nothing at All, most famously performed by Frank Sinatra.

This song refers to a lot of lore around the fae courts, (fairies), the erlking name refers to the king of the fairies, known for stealing the souls of children. Specifically he only appears to someone who is about to die and only them. Which makes sense as to why he found the forest and she found the erlking. There’s a lot more here involving the fountain of infinite mirrors and how it all related back to murder, but if the legends of the fae are true, invoking the name of them many times here is sure to get me killed but it’s super interesting to look into and I highly recommended it.


Lyrics[edit]

He was in the forest looking to see the trees
But none were there
He found a girl
She found the Erlking

They were in the white wood
Gamboling out to picnic
In the light leaves broke above
Then fell below

I was in the middle ground
Looking to find the

Flowers in the garden
Wearying of the hate me hate me not
Wait they forgot
Woe oh the rot

Deeper in they crept
Oblivious of the bears and darker terrors
Or none were there
How did they dare

I was in the middle ground
Looking to find the
Fountain of infinite mirror
Tree falling no one would hear
Shadow of nobody there
Murders of murderers living in fear of it

Owls on the night watch
Solemn and easily wise to what we thought
They thought above
Sound broke below

They were in the black wood
Coveting indiscreetly her for him
Or him for her
Shown what they were

I was in the middle ground
Looking to find the
Fountain of infinite mirror
Tree falling no one would hear
Shadow of nobody there
Murders of murderers living in fear of it

I was in the clearing
Buzzing around to hearing but the
Bees & birds who knew the words

Soon arrived the twilight
Finally the night & day remembered
How they came to be

All for nothing at all
All for nothing at all
With something to do

I was in the forest looking to see the trees
But none were there