Music Monday: “Ancient Names, Pt. I” by Lord Huron

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Ancient Names, Pt. I”
Artist: Lord Huron
Album: Vide Noir (2018)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
Well, the neon lights burned red and gold
I came to have my fortune told
Can’t imagine what she saw
While gazing in her crystal ball

[Verse 2]
Far out past the astral plane
I cast you back from whence you came
Cosmic ash and blackened brain
I call you by your ancient names

[Chorus]
I gotta get away from here
I gotta get away from her

[Verse 3]
What the fortune teller said is
I’m alive for now but good as dead
She claims she’d seen it all
While she was gazing in her crystal ball

[Verse 4]
If I can’t evade my fate
Then I won’t sit around and await
A fallen star will be thy bane
I call you by your ancient names

[Chorus/Hook]
I gotta get away from here
(I’ll never see another sunrise)
I gotta get away from her
(Oh, if I leave this place alive)
I gotta get away from here
(I’ll never see another sunrise)
Oh I gotta get away from her

[Chorus]
I gotta get away from here
I gotta get away from her
I gotta get away from here
I gotta get away from her

[Outro]
I gotta get away from here
If I live to see the next sunrise
I gotta get away from her
Oh, if I leave this place alive

Ancient Names (Part I)” comes from Lord Huron’s 2018 album, Vide Noir. Driven by an alternating snare and kick drum pattern, the track strums with acoustic guitar and walking basslines to create a blissfully poppy feel. The lyrics describe someone having their future told and refusing the destiny they fear. As the track nears its end, muffled voices transition into a more synthesized and subdued section that fades into an outro. This is the first part of two songs that share musical and lyrical themes, though they differ in tone and tempo.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
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2 thoughts on “Music Monday: “Ancient Names, Pt. I” by Lord Huron

  1. What is it about the North American Indians this morning. First, I read a poem called Algonquin Round Table, the very next post I look at mentions an artist called Lord Huron? Something is afoot here!

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