Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung

Wayne's Notes from the Album:

"A galloping Godhead melody (reminiscent of the German National Anthem) telling a vague story of a young couple planning their suicide. They live in a place where there are volcanoes erupting and they are going to take the train up the mountain and jump into the flowing lava as a symbolic sacrifice of their restricted love. The triumphant quality of the arrangement suggests that, just before they obliterate themselves, they realize that to make such a decision, to destroy yourself, is really just a point of internal motivation leading to outward action. And, if they could do something as extreme as annihilating themselves, why couldn't they just try to change the circumstances that have limited them?.... Action is all we have.... Worth mentioning is that this is Steven's first lead vocal on a Flaming Lips track..."

Running to the station holding hands
Now the volcano is flowing red
Something there will change us into sand

Now we'll be forever holding hands
Lava and tephra will form our bed
Now the royal flames of Pompeii bless
All our senses, all our senses, all our senses


"Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung" was the last song to be worked up for touring to support At War With The Mystics, as it took multiple attempts for the band to find a suitable live arrangement. During initial performances in spring 2007, Wayne sang the vocals with Steven, but starting shortly thereafter Steven took solo vocal duties while Wayne concentrated on hitting the gong and playing with streamers.


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