Heel Turn 2 (tMG Cover)

by HomeBrewed Studios

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We finally did that thing that I've always wanted to do! This is a cover of a very recent song by the Mountain Goats called "Heel Turn 2" that Brandon and I immediately wanted to cover after hearing the song only once. We even pushed back the other productions in process because that song became our new favorite thing, even more than "too-full-of-food-yoga" or "dressing up real nice so we feel fancy when we have a day drink instead of just different".

The infinitely cooler version of this song (written by John Darnielle and performed by the Mountain Goats) is to be heard right here:

Also, as always, Brandon and I recorded this song in video fashion, take a gander, Xander: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEb9vm-5JiE


(at the risk of falsely remembering a few of the lines)

Get stomped like a snake
lie down in the dirt
cling to my convictions
even when I get hurt

be and upstanding, well loved man about town
in your child's mind that's how it goes down

but I try the losing side
I don't want to die in here
I don't want to die in here

Drift down into the new dark light
Without any reservations
You found my breaking point

Spend too much of my life now trying to play fair
throw my better self overboard shoot at him when he comes up for air

Come unhinged
Get revenge
I don't want to die in here
I don't want to die in here

Stay good under pressure for years and years and years and years
President of the fan club up there choking on his tears

Let all the trash rain down
From way up in the rafters
I'm getting out of here in one piece
Don't care what comes after

Drive the wedge
Torch the bridge
I don't want to die in here
I don't want to die in here


released March 9, 2015
John Kargol: Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitar, Organ, Summoner of Ozgin: Demon of Madness

Brandon Lerbs: Drums, Electric Guitar, Patience with John, Demon Consultant

"Heel Turn 2" originally written and performed by the Mountain Goats (Merge Records)

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Brandon Lerbs and John Kargol



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