Lanegan, Mark - Ode To Sad Disco Lyrics




The sun's tolling bell
Subterranean eyes
A thousand to one
The factory line
Stars outside the window flicker and shine
The hollow headed morning isn't blind
A mountain of nails burn in your hands
Here I give all I am

Gloria
I get down on my knees
Further from my own

A tower of stones
Sympathy's shade
Ride a white horse
The drowned on parade
A diamond headed serpent climbs a vine
See all the lonely children lose their minds
A mountain of dust burns in your mouth
Here there's no north, just south

Gloria
I get down on my knees
Further from my own

Thirst swollen tongue
An arcadian twist
The sleepwalk is done
Yet the notion persists
Cars outside the window careening by
The hollow headed morning is unkind
Gloria
I get down on my knees
Further from my own
Under a cliff
Darkness denied
Here I have seen the light

Here I have seen the light





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Lanegan, Mark Ode To Sad Disco Comments
  1. Matúš Kollár

    Mark Lanegan knows how to make good music

  2. Jesudasan Appasamy

    A mountain of nails burn in your hands

  3. Jesudasan Appasamy

    my favorite song ever

  4. Öncü O.

    this song should be used in the American Gods

  5. 006Morrigan

    The sun’s tolling bell, subterranean eyes
    A thousand to one, the factory line
    Stars outside the window flicker and shine
    The hollow headed morning isn’t blind

    A mountain of nails burn in your hands
    Here I give all I am

    Gloria
    I get down on my knees
    Further from my own

    A tower of stones, sympathy’s shade
    Ride a white horse, the drowned on parade
    A diamond headed serpent climbs a vine
    See all the lonely children lose their minds

    A mountain of dust burns in your mouth
    Here there’s no north, just south

    Gloria
    I get down on my knees
    Further from my own

    Thirst swollen tongue, an arcadian twist
    The sleepwalk is done, yet the notion persists
    Cars outside the window careening by
    The hollow headed morning is unkind

    Michael Blaine

    Oh sorry, Michael Blaine = Geekrockrats

  6. Jonathan Fredman

    So glad to have discovered Mr Lanegan and Ms Campbell, Thank god for these two

  7. geekrockrats

    I saw him on this tour. It was such a strange sight seeing the crowd looking like they were hypnotized,I've never seen anything like it. Just fucking great. I don't remember the name of the opening band but their voices were so powerful that the did an entire acoustic song without using mics and we could hear them perfectly,again something I'd never seen

  8. geekrockrats

    I love the pain and weariness in his voice when he sings the word "Nails",if you didn't notice go back and listen and you'll know exactly what I mean. It's like on that line he was just remembering some bad news that was a source of great pain. Aside from maybe Layne Staley and few others I don't know anyone who can convey all that in one word

    geekrockrats

    That actually happens each verse when he gets to that part but it's a different word each time. Same emotion though. Well me it was nice talking to myself,a credit to....

    006Morrigan

    geekrockrats yeah, i've notice that these words, "Nails" and "teeth", are very often used in his lyrics, wasn't aware of the emotion or 'pain' in the singing tho', good observation.

    Michael Blaine

    😮🔥🔥 Sorry,I had to do that seeing your thumbnail

  9. Patricia San Martin

    la amo!

  10. sidetracked

    Too overlooked. Too good? Ha.

  11. tom fawns

    Reminds me of New Order

  12. Paul S

    M. Lanegan is incapable of crap music !

    Bob Johnson

    Paul S you speak the truth

    ugo Indelicato

    ...sei tu che nn capisci di musica...che cazzo lo ascolti a fare allora?? If you want I write also English....want??

    Rory Byrne

    its nuts. he's fucking fantastic.

    Michael Blaine

    Yeah man go for it

    Ritesh Mayekar

    True dat :)

  13. Pablo Stancanelli

    Todo el CD es un viaje!!!! The whole CD it's a trip!!!!

  14. Morten Andreassen

    Great song! Love that eighties sound

  15. gloriakmm

    gulp. lump in the throat...

  16. Tatty Olakase

    Pensé que era la única que escuchaba esta canción hasta hartarse mientras viaja :D

    _ kidA

    Todo el rato! Es perfecta

  17. Vitor Roma

    This song really captures the vibe of driving back home after a night out. The sun slowly risin during dawn, the empty avenues, all the thoughts and impressions you get after some show or party .

  18. coltsuperocean10

    ..since the early 90s Mark Lanegan can do no wrong...fuckin genius! He has sound tracked my life.

  19. outlawcountryman

    my favorite album of 2012 by far.

  20. okaymick

    damn this song's got a groove to it

  21. Ferdy Katchadourian

    For my son Hugo the last track you liked and i liked...The only track we haven't got the time to share...Hugo i 'm in the sky with you my loved son....

    IAmKrow

    So sad to hear that my friend

    Michael Blaine

    He’s singing it back to you now,we’ve never met but I’ll always associate this song with both of you for the rest of my life. Remain strong brother

  22. estala

    and its a great album

  23. estala

    i agree one of best of 2o12 in top 5

  24. dennisdahmer

    i prefer the mood of the original inspiration: sad disco by keli hlodversson

  25. MrToddling

    Wha? BUBBLEGUM has a bunch of good stuff on it- that and WHISKEY are my favs.....Wanted so badly to hear "Carnival" live when I saw him last spring. Didn't hear it, but met the man. Good stuff

  26. ImprintsMedia

    Yep - it's bloody great!!!

  27. David Gammon

    Lanegan always was one of the most underrated vocalists of his time and also one of the bast. nothing has changed in that regard.

  28. hammettfcb

    one of the most underrated artists nowaday!

  29. mat11trick

    mark you're the man

  30. Chris Morgan

    Wow, what a song! Love Mark Lanegan, but only just heard this for the first time. Wow!

  31. phunk munkey

    11,111 viewer niice

  32. capybaralet

    This, Quiver Syndrome and Phantasmagoria Blues are the only ones I've really got into so far on this album, but they all kick ass

  33. joseph aurelio

    Great record! Thanks again Mr Lanegan for touching the soul

  34. RichieW

    stupid me made a fuck of me.

  35. RichieW

    lol.. it is, my stupid media player made a fuck of me.

  36. RichieW

    this is not ode to sad disco.

  37. outsidedean

    one of the greatest roadsongs ever... when u r goin' nowhere, passing bridges and the day is comin' to an end.
    down on yr knees

  38. FastANDBulbous117

    The back beat is a composition by Keli Hlodversson. Lanegan didn't make it. He just added stuff to it. The original is called, you guessed it, "Sad Disco!" You may have heard the original. It does scream 80's though.


    Anyways, I really like this, I think Lanegan's voice works well with almost anything. I love this album to pieces! Seeing him May 13th!

  39. Leroy Koch

    My mind can't comprehend why people seem to think this song's horrible. It's a great song.

  40. estala

    this is one of the great songs of 2012 and you right listen loud

  41. Michael Adler

    This is actually surprisingly good. As far as former lead singers of Seattle grunge outfits doing an electronic album, this is streets ahead.

  42. ManInAHighCastle

    Not bad... At least he's moving into new territory.

  43. Paul Graeme Thomas

    Depeche Mode by way of Mark Lanegan...why hasn't this happened before?

  44. S P O I L T

    Love it!