Song: "Livng In the Shadow Of the Terrible Thing"
Album: A Brief Crack of Light
"The whole idea was to write a kind of absurd lyric about the unnameable thing no one wants to talk about, which is the full stop at the end of one's life. It also quotes from Dante's Inferno and Samuel Beckett and Fernando Pessoa, adding up to this absurd litany of people trying to get by," Andy Cairns says of the literary inspired track.
- Fernando Pessoa