can hardly describe the feeling it brings.
Someone once described them thus:
Dirty Three expresses the pain
that you try to write about in your diary but can't. Their music touches the places in your soul
that you'd try to describe to your shrink, or your ratty old teddy bear, or the blank walls of your room, if only you knew how. Their music is beauty's rapturous zenith and grime's seedy underbelly.
One way to partially understand their music is to listen to the introductions warren has for the songs live:
"This is a song about when your head
becomes your feet and your feet becomes your head, and you're walking around on your head, and your feet have kinda got a hat on top of it, and you're talking to all of your friends
, and all your friends don't talk
back because everyone knows your feet don't have ears
. This is a song about being upside down
, and the rest of the world is the wrong way up, and it's called I don't give a fuck if i'm upside down because you are wrong. This is called sea above, sky below, or I'm quite happy
being upside fucking down."
"This is a song actually about a mermaid, and it's a song about being stuck out in the middle of the fuckin' ocean, and you can't talk to anybody, and then you do meet someone, but they're like a fish, and you can't kinda talk to them 'cause you don't speak fish, and they don't speak fuckin' you, so you're fucked, and you just kind of sit there and go, 'Oh, I guess I really am alone
'. This is a song called Sirena, or I'm just a tin of tuna"
"This song's about when you're in a relationship
and you realize from the first day that it's fucked
but you stay in it for three years. This song's dedicated to people who realize just how wrong and fucked-up
everything is but still bother
with it anyway. This song's for dead friends, for friends you once knew but have now forgotten, this song's about life
when it's three in the morning and the only light on is in your fridge and you have nothing to eat but the remains of a three-day-old pizza and you really want to get drunk but you have no friends left and you'd rather be walking in the park anyway. This song's for anyone who's ever had a dead friend."
"this song is about when you are out in the middle of the ocean on a raft and the raft is just some air with stuff around the air to hold the air in..."