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    Aug 30, 2017

    Are These Decemberists Lyrics Or Excerpts From Shervin Pishevar's Uber Letter?

    Can you tell your Picaresque from your fit of pique?

    1. "When we find ourselves swimming in the crucible"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Pishevar

      Fun fact: using standard pool sizes, a swimmable crucible would have to be at least 10' x 20'.

    2. "Sweet descend this rabble round"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Decemberists

      Fun fact: this is from "Down by the Water" and features the supremely Decemberist-y line "The lash-flashing Leda Of Pier Nineteen."

    3. "But, O! What providence! What intelligence!"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Decemberists

      Fun fact: This is from "The Mariner's Revenge Song," a song about being attacked by a sperm whale.

    4. "Liberating multitudes...from the shackles of servitude"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Pishevar

      Fun fact: The missing words are "of drivers". Liberating multitudes of drivers.

    5. "You're standing on the landing with the war"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Decemberists

      Fun fact: Gillian Welch sang backup on this one, "June Hymn."

    6. "This unholy alliance of perfidious greed"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Pishevar

      Fun fact: Pishevar never identifies who the bad guys are.

    7. "Let us strike tomorrow with the full and fulsome courage"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Pishevar

      Fun fact: This line is in iambic heptameter, for some reason.

    8. "Bitterly barren barons"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Pishevar

      Fun fact: The Decemberists made a similar baron / barren pun in "The Infanta."

    9. "When we die
      we will die with our arms unbound"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Decemberists

      Fun fact: the music video for this song was primarily about canned goods.

    10. "Fiat justicia ruat caelum"

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Pishevar

      Fun fact: not even the Decemberists put Latin in their songs.

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