Father John Misty Drops Terrifying Lullaby 'Maybe, Sweet One, You Won't Have Nightmares'
Do not under any circumstances listen to this song before you go to sleep.
Earlier this month, Father John Misty performed "Holy Sh--" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, but he had a performance planned for the end of the show that never aired. Thanks to the Internet fans can stream "Maybe, Sweet One, You Won't Have Nightmares Tonight."
It may be a lullaby, but it's a terrifying one that touches on the Freudian Oedipus theory and demonic nightmarish imagery of burning dead birds and discovering you're a cyborg.
For a taste of the sporadic yet somehow masterfully crafted lyrics, read this short portion of the song:
"As you're frantically scanning your spherical map/ Which suddenly morphs into the face of your dad/ Shaking his head in the far right field stands/ And you realize your penis has become detached/ You discover the circuitry under your skin/ At the moment the orgy's supposed to begin/ All your coworkers are waiting for you to start/ Except now you're all standing in your childhood yard/ And they're pointing at the pile of birds in the yard/ That you hid behind the shed in the corner of the yard."
Now take those lyrics and put it to some mystical, discordant bells and keys and you have the perfect mix of a terrifying nighttime song.
Like most Father John Misty lyrics, you listen to them and think, "Oh yeah, I totally know exactly what he means." But we don't have a clue what he's talking about. Just listen to the song below and try and get absorbed by its bizarre fantasy world.