Grim Augury

Written by Brian Burton, Mark Linkous and Vic Chesnutt

Lyrics by Vic Chesnutt

Both our families at a gathering
Were cutting the baby out
With my grandmother’s heirloom antler handled carving knife
They were under her grand chandelier
Where we all together have shared holiday dinner
But it was your father that was holding the knife
Yeah I begged you not to make me tell ya
Yeah I pleaded with you to
To leave it alone
I told ya
I told you that you didn’t want to know
What went on in my horrible dream
I was peering in through the picture window
It was a heartwarming tableau
Like a Norman Rockwell painting
Until I zoomed in
I was making noises in my sleep
But you wouldn’t believe me when I told ya
That I wasn’t with someone in my dream
Catfish were wriggling in blood and gore in the kitchen sink
Yeah I told ya
I told ya
I told you
Now sweetie please promise me
That you won’t see
This as some grim augury

Brian Burton: Drums, synthesizers
Mark Linkous: Optigan
Vic Chesnutt: Voice

Produced by Brian Burton and Mark Linkous
Engineered by Kennie Takahashi, Todd Monfalcone and Mark Linkous
Additional engineering by Vic Chesnutt
Mixed by Kennie Takahashi with Brian Burton and Mark Linkous
Mix assisted by Todd Monfalcone, Mike Laza and Alyssa Pittaluga
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering

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