See, no one knows the back story behind this song. Little Jimmy Walker went down to Burgers PLUS, the premiere burger joint in his hometown of Allensburg, VA. Armed with his vibrant five dollar bill earned from a hard weeks work of mowing lawns, Jimmy approached the counter and kindly asked for a PLUS burger with no pickles. After a few minutes of kicking nearby rocks down a street-side water drain, Jimmy’s name was called. He approached the counter and received his order. As little Jimmy Walker sank his teeth down into the warm bun, harnessing the mighty contents of the burger, an overwhelmingly unpleasant taste sensation flooded his tongue.
There were pickles on his burger.
He screamed. He kicked. He nearly self imploded. It was then that little Jimmy Walker arose and proclaimed, “You, you will never receive another cent from me Burgers PLUS.”
Pianos Become The Teeth released The Lack Long After a few months ago to tremendous reaction from fans. The band has now done an interview in which they go a little more in-depth with the album. Read the full interview here and a snippet of it below by clicking “Read More”.
Pianos Become The Teeth - Spine (The Long Lack After|2011)
On Tuesday I got the call, that damn phone call I’d been bracing for all week. No, don’t say it. I watched her crawl in bed with you, I watched her wet your lips and couldn’t do a God damned thing, I watched you shake, I watched our hearts break, I couldn’t wrap my fingers around your spine and shake it loose from the bone, I couldn’t fight against the loss, I never set fire to your bed, I never burnt the bed sores, I never ate the flame, or drank the sweat, but if it burns me up I won’t char half as much as I’ll keep warm. Life goes on because it has to, these things, they never leave, they stay with you, the smell of the viewing, your friends singing your praises, the flower boot that never bloomed until we lost you, the first Christmas we suffered through, room 211, kissing your head, the last look into your eyes, not having the words to say thank you, say goodbye.