History NightmareFuel / PJHarvey

23rd Apr '15 9:03:29 AM Patachou
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''Is This Desire?''

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''Is This Desire?''''Music/IsThisDesire''



** This song was inspired by the J.D. Salinger story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," which is the first of Salinger's stories about a member of the Glass family, Seymour. In the story, Seymour is on vacation with his wife in Florida. While his wife stays in the hotel room and talks on the phone to her mother about his strange behavior, Seymour is having a day at the beach. Afterwards, he comes into the hotel room where his wife is sleeping and shoots himself.

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** This song was inspired by the J.D. Salinger Creator/JDSalinger story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," which is the first of Salinger's stories about a member of the Glass family, Seymour. In the story, Seymour is on vacation with his wife in Florida. While his wife stays in the hotel room and talks on the phone to her mother about his strange behavior, Seymour is having a day at the beach. Afterwards, he comes into the hotel room where his wife is sleeping and shoots himself.



''White Chalk''
* ''White Chalk'', the entire album. Some standout songs include "The Piano", "Grow Grow Grow", and "When Under Ether".

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''White Chalk''
''Music/WhiteChalk''
* ''White Chalk'', the The entire album. Some standout songs include "The Piano", "Grow Grow Grow", and "When Under Ether".



* "Pig Will Not" from her ''A Woman A Man Walked By'' album.

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* "Pig Will Not" from her ''A Woman A Man Walked By'' album.
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17th Mar '15 1:59:10 AM Patachou
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''Music/RidOfMe''
* Try listening to "Man-Size Sextet" late at night in the dark. Sweet dreams.
* "Rid of Me" starts off creepy and quiet with some rather disturbing lyrics, and then slowly gets louder and then "'''''[[JumpScare DON'T YOU WISH YOU....NEVER....NEVER MET HER DON'T YOU]]!!!!!'''''"

''Music/ToBringYouMyLove''



** "Taut" from ''Dance Hall at Louse Point'' is similarly vague and terrifying. There's clearly ''something'' horrific going on, but the lyrics barely rise above a frantic whisper except for Harvey wailing "Jesus save me!"
* "Rid of Me" starts off creepy and quiet with some rather disturbing lyrics, and then slowly gets louder and then "'''''[[JumpScare DON'T YOU WISH YOU....NEVER....NEVER MET HER DON'T YOU]]!!!!!'''''"



* "Working For the Man" is also exceptionally creepy, particularly because PJ's voice is recorded in such a way that it sounds like she's whispering in your ear. The lyrics could be interpreted as being from the perspective of a man who picks up prostitutes in his car and murders them, but believes he is doing the work of God.

''Dance Hall At Louse Point''
** "Taut" from ''Dance Hall at Louse Point'' is similarly vague and terrifying. There's clearly ''something'' horrific going on, but the lyrics barely rise above a frantic whisper except for Harvey wailing "Jesus save me!"

''Is This Desire?''




''Music/StoriesFromTheCityStoriesFromTheSea''




''White Chalk''



* "Working For the Man" is also exceptionally creepy, particularly because PJ's voice is recorded in such a way that it sounds like she's whispering in your ear. The lyrics could be interpreted as being from the perspective of a man who picks up prostitutes in his car and murders them, but believes he is doing the work of God.

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* "Working For the Man" is also exceptionally creepy, particularly because PJ's voice is recorded in such a way that it sounds like she's whispering in your ear. The lyrics could be interpreted as being from the perspective of a man who picks up prostitutes in his car and murders them, but believes he is doing the work of God.
''A Woman A Man Walked By''




''Let England Shake''



-->Louis ran forward from the line, I never saw him again\\

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-->Louis --> ''Louis ran forward from the line, I never saw him again\\



Nothing more than a pile of bones, but I think of him still
* Try listening to "Man-Size Sextet" late at night in the dark. Sweet dreams.

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Nothing more than a pile of bones, but I think of him still
* Try listening to "Man-Size Sextet" late at night in the dark. Sweet dreams.
still''
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2nd Mar '15 5:53:49 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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Nothing more than a pile of bones, but I think of him still

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Nothing more than a pile of bones, but I think of him stillstill
* Try listening to "Man-Size Sextet" late at night in the dark. Sweet dreams.
29th Dec '13 3:32:00 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* "Rid of Me" starts off creepy and quiet with some rather disturbing lyrics, and then slowly gets louder and then "'''''DON'T YOU WISH YOU....NEVER....NEVER MET HER DON'T YOU...'''''"

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* "Rid of Me" starts off creepy and quiet with some rather disturbing lyrics, and then slowly gets louder and then "'''''DON'T "'''''[[JumpScare DON'T YOU WISH YOU....NEVER....NEVER MET HER DON'T YOU...'''''"YOU]]!!!!!'''''"
29th Dec '13 3:30:53 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* "Rid of Me" starts off creepy and quiet with some rather disturbing lyrics, and then slowly gets louder and then "'''''DON'T YOU WISH YOU....NEVER....NEVER MET HER DON'T YOU...'''''"
4th Oct '13 8:29:29 AM MessiahElephant
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***Hell, just the ''intro''...
---->*a few seconds of silence*
---->'''Polly Jean''': M-hmmm...?
---->*wall of pounding guitars*


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** This song was inspired by the J.D. Salinger story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," which is the first of Salinger's stories about a member of the Glass family, Seymour. In the story, Seymour is on vacation with his wife in Florida. While his wife stays in the hotel room and talks on the phone to her mother about his strange behavior, Seymour is having a day at the beach. Afterwards, he comes into the hotel room where his wife is sleeping and shoots himself.
* "Electric Light" certainly qualifies. The entire song consists of a low, rumbling organ repeating the same riff over and over while a quiet drum machine can be heard in the background. Harvey's voice is extremely creepy, mumbling and whispering about how beautiful some girl looks under electric light, saying that it "tears her heart out" to see. It's never explicitly stated who this girl is or what happens to her, but that just makes it all the more unsettling.


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** A lot of the theories surrounding "When Under Ether" are pretty interesting. Many people interpret it to be about abortion, although PJ [[WordOfGod denies this]]. It could also be about being in a drug-induced haze.
** "To Talk to You" is also pretty depressing, as it's a song about PJ [[GriefSong mourning the loss of her grandmother]]. At one point in the song, she even states she wishes she could be with her under the earth.
* "Working For the Man" is also exceptionally creepy, particularly because PJ's voice is recorded in such a way that it sounds like she's whispering in your ear. The lyrics could be interpreted as being from the perspective of a man who picks up prostitutes in his car and murders them, but believes he is doing the work of God.
28th Sep '13 9:41:46 AM LE0Night
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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being {{Tearjerker}}s and with a sizeable dose of WarIsHell. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.

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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being {{Tearjerker}}s and with a sizeable dose of WarIsHell. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.help.
-->Louis ran forward from the line, I never saw him again\\
Later in the dark, I thought I heard Louis' voice\\
Calling for his mother, then me\\
But I couldn't get to him\\
He's still up on that hill, 20 years on that hill\\
Nothing more than a pile of bones, but I think of him still
3rd Aug '13 1:29:31 PM JIKTV
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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being [=tearjerker=]s and with a sizeable dose of [[{{WarIsHell}} War is Hell]]. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.

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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being [=tearjerker=]s {{Tearjerker}}s and with a sizeable dose of [[{{WarIsHell}} War is Hell]].WarIsHell. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.
3rd Aug '13 1:29:05 PM JIKTV
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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being [[{{TearJerker}} tear jerkers]] and with a sizeable dose of [[{{WarIsHell}} War is Hell]]. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.

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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being [[{{TearJerker}} tear jerkers]] [=tearjerker=]s and with a sizeable dose of [[{{WarIsHell}} War is Hell]]. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.
20th Jun '13 4:50:52 AM AlexBruce
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** "Taut" from ''Dance Hall at Louse Point'' is similarly vague and terrifying. There's clearly ''something'' horrific going on, but the lyrics barely rise above a whisper except for Harvey wailing "Jesus save me!"

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** "Taut" from ''Dance Hall at Louse Point'' is similarly vague and terrifying. There's clearly ''something'' horrific going on, but the lyrics barely rise above a frantic whisper except for Harvey wailing "Jesus save me!"



* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined being [[{{TearJerker}} tear jerkers]] with a sizeable dose of [[{{WarIsHell}} War is Hell]]. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.

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* Most of the tracks on ''Let England Shake'', often combined with being [[{{TearJerker}} tear jerkers]] and with a sizeable dose of [[{{WarIsHell}} War is Hell]]. Highlights include severed limbs strewn in trees, deformed children, fleeing civilians drowning in sewage and a soldier being haunted by the voice of a dying comrade crying out for help.
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