Dinu Lipatti's Bones


 The Sunset Tree




the Mountain Goats



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Dinu Lipatti's Bones is the sixth song on the album The Sunset Tree.


We stank of hair dye and ammonia
We sealed ourselves away from view
You were looking at the void and seldom blinking
The best that I could do
Was to train my eyes on you
We scaled the hidden hills beneath the surface
Scraped our fingers bloody on the stones
And built a little house that we could live in
Out of Dinu Lipatti's bones

We kept our friends at bay all summer long
Treated the days as though they'd kill us if they could
Wringing out the hours like blood-drenched bedsheets
To keep wintertime at bay
But December showed up anyway
There was no money, it was money that you wanted
I went downtown, sold off most of what I owned
And we raised a tower to broadcast all our dark dreams
From Dinu Lipatti's bones

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Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • Dinu Lipatti was a Romanian pianist and neoclassical composer. He died in 1950 at the age of 33, and was posthumously elected to the Romanian academy.

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