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Husker Du – Hardly Getting Over It (1986)

Ah, Friday night, the quest for the most miserable record in history goes on …. this is right up there.

Pretty straightforward stuff in principle. A meditation on family death. Never gets any easier.

Twenty years ago, saw a friend was walking by

And I stopped him on the street to ask him, how it went and all he did was cry

And I looked him in the face, but I couldn’t see past his eyes

I asked him what the problem was, he says, here’s your disguise

Now he’s hardly getting over it

He’s hardly getting used to getting by

Now he’s hardly getting over it

He’s hardly getting used to getting by

Old man lays, down by the railroad tracks

Got no paper on his pocket, got no paper on his back

And I asked him what the time was, he says, hit the road now, Jack

Went back to see him next week, he died of a heart attack and died away

Now he’s hardly getting over it

He’s hardly getting used to getting by

He’s hardly getting over it

He’s hardly getting used to getting by

Grandma, she was sick, and she is gonna die

And grandpa had a seizure, moved into a hotel cell and died away

My parents, they just wonder

When they both are gonna die, and what’ll I do when they die?

Well, I’m hardly getting over it

Hardly getting used to getting by

Hardly getting over it

Hardly getting used to getting by

Hardly getting over it

The original Husker Du LP track from 1986 then a remarkable live version by Bob Mould and Dave Grohl from late 2011.

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  1. Simon
    February 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Dire Straits to Husker Du – what sort of week have you had ?!

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    • February 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Hmmm, hadn’t thought of the psychological diagnoses that were possible here!

      Will finally post The Chameleons that you suggested some months back!

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