Come down here, why don’t you come, please come down here?
Nightmares I know, they can spoil the daylight glow
Build on top of your head, drive you silent into bed
Daytimes, they are rough, come down to see me, I will show you some stuff
Well a better night, I will persevere
Alright, I won’t give in
Come down here, you know it’s not a sin
on the q train. battling to keep this from flowing through my limbs.
I am still what I meant to be
And I am losing my mind
But our burdens must lessen
And our enemies die
Will Oldham » “I Am Still What I Meant to Be” » 1997
The Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy, “Solemn 10,” from SOLEMNS
The gang has been assembled – Will Oldham, Mick Turner, Jim White, Angel Olsen, Emmett Kelly – and the results are spectacular: ecclesiastical ruminations about God, knowledge & love.
Get it at Drag City or your local record seller.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dawn McCarthy, and Emmett Kelly, live in Oakland
Will Oldham, a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Billy, reading some copy after soundcheck.
Will Oldham- “Take However Long You Want”
Take however long you want.
I will be here when you haunt.
You can wait here forever
by the trees alone,
and I won’t be sorry when you’re gone.
Take however long you need.
As times will wait around to be
something tall and black and glamorous
like about what you would dream,
but you won’t be hanging round with me
When you’re about to go away,
lie when they look you in the face.
Laugh and make jokes
like the others do,
and at night I will be hanging out with you.
I will be here when you need to leave,
and I won’t be sorry when you go.
from Patience/Take However Long You Want (1997)