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 Michael Myers Resplendent
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Album

 Heretic Pride

Released

 2008

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:52

Previous Track

"Sept. 15 1983"

Michael Myers Resplendent is the 13th and final song on the album Heretic Pride. It was originally posted as a demo on the Mountain Goats website on December 17, 2006.

Press Kit notesEdit

Michael Myers Resplendent

When I wrote this I didn't know that they were remaking Halloween- I just have a real love for slasher films, probably because when they were a new phenomenon I was so terrified just by the newspaper ads that I avoided the hell out of them. As a child I was pretty easily frightened, the world seemed like a place where all sorts of random devilment could just pop out from the woodwork at any second. This song is like Sax Rohmer #1 if the narrator had given up on ever actually getting home; of the present bunch, this was the first song written. It's also the one that I played piano on, which I like to do once each album, since piano was the first instrument I ever learned to play.

LyricsEdit

I am ready for my close up today
Too long I’ve let my self-respect stand in my way
Well the prom queen's caught in the high beams
And the strings keen, it’s a big scene

But when the house goes up in flames
No one emerges triumphantly from it
When the scum begins to circle the drain
Everybody loves a winner

I spent eight hours in my make-up chair
Waxed my chest and shaved off all my hair
Well the fire's bright and the frame's tight
Try to get right while we’ve still got light

But when the house goes up in flames
No one emerges triumphantly from it
When the scum begins to circle the drain
Everybody loves a winner

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