Shuffle Song Of The Day (10/10/18): “January 10th, 2014” By The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

“January 10th, 2014” is a song by the indie rock band The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die from their 2015 album Harmlessness. This might be the most indie rock band name of all time. Due to it’s length it’s usually abbreviated to The World Is A Beautiful Place or just the acronym TWIABP. This song is great for a number of reasons. Aside from how great the instrumentals are, especially the drums, the meaning behind this song is much cooler. This song is based on the true story of a female vigilante that began killing bus drivers in Cuidad Juárez, Mexico back in 2013. These slayings weren’t random, and she also wasn’t just doing this out of boredom or because they raised the fare prices. She was doing this as retaliation for a number of women that were being raped and murdered on public busses for which Justice wasn’t being served. In the song the title character coins themselves “Diana: The hunter of bus drivers”, which is a reference to the Roman Goddess of Hunting and childbirth also named Diana. As you can see in the music video, Diana is the protecter and avenger of all the women that were assaulted, which is a pretty cool concept. When I first heard the song I had no idea what it was about, and I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that. But after doing the research and seeing the video it gave the song an whole new meaning and appreciation for it. Leave it to an indie band to make something seem cut and dry at the surface when it actually has an entire story behind it.


LYRICS

Ease the babies out of their wombs

Make your hair blonde, hop on the number four

Do you become the driver when they drop you off?

I’ll become the driver

You don’t take their money, ripping out their roots

They found two heads hollowed out in the sanctuary or on the dry roadside

This is a duel and she won

Congratulate her, send her thanks

“How great that someone’s doing what many of us should have done”

Put up a statue of the new killer out of chains in the waxing moon

Do you see my shadow off the stake?

Are you diana, the hunter?

Are you diana, the hunter?

Are you afraid of me now?

Well, yeah. Shouldn’t I be?

But don’t you quiver

I am an instrument

I am revenge

I am several women

Follow the arrow from behind the line

Moving forward, the night begins

We are brave and strong, but you don’t quiver

Let’s write this down together

Our hands on the same weapon

Make evil afraid of evil’s shadow

Make evil afraid of evil’s shadow

Make evil afraid of evil’s shadow


Shuffle Songs Of The Day Spotify Playlisthttps://open.spotify.com/user/uktsrm7377738r178iaacxnjz/playlist/5zEvXmKpS7QJmK1jDsf45c?si=jrffBEElSEiit3pB6MCPaw

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