To Kill A King’s ‘The Unspeakable Crimes Of Peter Popoff’ is a cautionary tale of absolutism, dogma, self doubt, self assurance, and pinch of delusion like haze. What a fun song. Oh, we’re not kidding. Take that to the bank.
Paid for that tube of holy water? Paid in your favorite credit card?
Spread it on you, your possessions, lather it good – it’ll cost ya.
The world is a weird place and there are many kinds of distractions, including things like ‘swindling’.
To us, this song isn’t exactly about Peter Popoff, the convicted criminal still selling his lies to convinced audiences, but of ourselves and our self propagated illusions.
Everyday we deluge ourselves with real and important questions:
“Where am I headed?”
“How can I get rich?”
“My daughter needs surgery, how can I ever pay for this?”
“I need this job.”
And everyday, there are foolhardy ‘solutions’, which may or may not be a ‘real’ solution to our worries, and short comings.
We, human beings, are fallible, short sighted (sometimes), and surely tempted by many distractions.
So, can there be hope? Can there be ways to manage that fabllibility?
All depends on oneself, no?
It’s a hard ask.
One answer can’t fill that void.
But as Yoda has said: ‘Fight, we must’.
This song is unique and very classic ‘Franz Ferdinand’-esque; which is a big compliment, in our eyes.
To Kill A King’s new album (‘Spiritual Dark Age’) is being produced for release sometime in 2018.