Favorite Songs of the 2010s # 52 “Mythological Beauty” by Big Thief

Big Thief

Mythological Beauty



Adrianne Lenker is never afraid to get personal and deep. This tribute to her Mom is raw and real as she empathizes with her mother as sees her a person, flaws and everything. She examines the connection between her and her mother and revisits a traumatic childhood injury, the scar from it literally viable in the video through her hair. It takes a special honesty and talent to write something like this:

You cut the flesh of your left thumb
Using your boyfriend’s knife
Seventeen, you took his cum
And you gave birth to your first life
You gave Andrew a family who you thought would love and take better care
I have an older brother I don’t know
He could be anywhere


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