The Something Monarch - single version

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A few years before the show Deadliest Catch started, the Discovery Channel had a one-off show counting down the worlds most dangerous jobs, in which fishing for king crab in the arctic circle was named 'deadliest job'. In it was a narrated reenactment of the steps someone goes through when dying on one of these vessels. This description just happened to be on TV when I came up with the guitar part and I basically just used the narration as best I could remember it to the music. People fucking DIE so that you can EAT CRAB. How fucked up is that?

I've never been able to find that show again, if you ever find it somewhere let me know!


The cable caught my leg and it pulled me off the deck and into the water; the ice and the water. I resist the urge to breathe until the CO2 inside of me builds up and makes my brain make me gasp for air. As the ocean fills my lungs, I choke and thrash because this cage is dragging me to the bottom of the sea. The pressure makes my ears implode, veins all freeze, and heartbeat slow...then seconds later stop. Electrical activity in the brain is the last to leave, me repeatedly thinking: "What a stupid way to die, just swallowing water. Here come the sharks now."


from The Something Monarch Single, released June 1, 2011


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