What Am I Listening To Now: PJ Harvey – The Words that Maketh Murder

Posted: January 20, 2011 in music, What Am I Listening To Now?
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“The Words that Maketh Murder“ is a PJ Harvey song out in advance of the new album, “Let England Shake”, that will be released February 15th.

The song starts with a “Boots are Made for Walking” kind of groove, ends with a quote from “Summertime Blues”, and has an easy 1960s feel. The lyrics also have a 60s feel – it’s an anti-war protest song teaming with disturbingly graphic descriptions of the aftermath of battle – confrontational action born from confrontational words. It doesn’t preach so much as it illustrates and, hopefully, inspires thought and action.

If only this one would go viral, but at least the PJ Harvey fans will go out of their way to hear it.


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