Song-A-Day: January 29

Six years ago Vampire Weekend introduced themselves to the world with the release of their self-titled debut Vampire Weekend! As a group they’ve grown to become one of my favorites (Modern Vampires of the City was easily my favorite album of last year) and I’ve recently learned of the backstory about the origin of the band’s name, in that frontman Ezra Koenig briefly attempted to create a movie about vampires attacking a town where the narrator had to travel to warn the people before they became overrun. This got translated into the band’s name and interestingly became what is supposedly the first song which the group had ever recorded, the fantastic “Walcott” is our Song-A-Day for the day.

Walcott, don’t you know that it’s insane?
Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight?
Walcott, Mystic seaport is that way
Don’t you know that your life could be lost out of Cape Cod tonight?

Walcott, don’t you know that it’s insane?
Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight?
Walcott, the bottleneck is a shit show
Hyannisport is a ghetto, out of Cape Cod tonight

The lobster’s claw is sharp as knives
Evil feasts on human lives
The Holy Roman Empire roots for you

Walcott, all the way to New Jersey
All the way to the Garden State, out of Cape Cod tonight

Walcott, f*** the women from Wellfleet
F*** the bears out in Provincetown
Heed my words and take flight

Walcott, don’t you know that it’s insane?
Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight?
Walcott, don’t you know that it’s insane?
Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight?

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