In the late 90’s, people tried to bring Swing back. I just looked around and I don’t see a lot of Swing so I guess it didn’t work out. But Squirrel Nut Zippers did make this song called: Hell and I could not think of a better way to salute the final Friday Nineties of October than with a song about Hell itself. And it is sort of funny, but they say that you might get “fitted for a suit of flame”. That seems a little too nice for Hell. I would think an ill fitting suit of flame that rides up in the crotch would be more punishy.
In fact, I remember once a woman who used to make me laugh a lot told me she wanted me to get a million paper cuts and then put on a lemon suit. That seems pretty Hell-like. Well done, Ruby. Well done. But since I am nice, ima put the video ABOVE the jump today. But the lyrics are still after it. I can’t go too crazy. Happy Halloween, A-Holes! And stay tuned this Sunday for the Whale Song (my Halloween fave!)
In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there’ll be hell to pay
People listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet.
This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
Then baked into cakes which are passed around.
Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement
Top skill and brain
But all the things you try to hide
Will be revealed on the other side.
Now the d and the a and the m
And the n and the a
And the t and the i-o-n
Lose your face, lose your name
Then get fitted for a suit of flame