Windmill Crusader

from by Samantha Crain

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about

there is a common trope in horror films and alien films and scary movies, where there is a character who seems crazy, always saying something like "he's right behind you!" "you have to believe me!" "the world is ending!"...these sorts of things. so this song is basically from the perspective of someone who is that seemingly crazy person who has some insight to an impending doom and is trying to warn someone. and then the song moves from that crazed reaction to their strange bi-polar feeling of sadness and "i told you so" when the event actually goes down. its all very vague for reason---its about a trope in film, something that happens all the time, so i wanted to be vague as to suggest "i realize this is contrived, you could literally put any number of stories into this"...the windmill crusader image is from "don quixote" where he is attacking windmills on a hill because he is delusional and thinks they are giants. so the purpose of that image is for the character to say "i know you think i'm crazy, but i'm not crazy, because this is what a crazy person does, and i'm not doing that, i would know if i was crazy"

lyrics

So when you woke up/It wasn't safe/"I wasn't here born yesterday"/There is a darkness/There is a night/Something is coming your precious life/Precious life, precious life/I'm fine/You have to believe me/I'm so sure what you'll find/You have to believe me/These are dangerous times/I'm no windmill crusader/I'm not ill, not blind/Not spoon-fed or paid for/When you had it all/I was just enough/I was just enough for you/When you had it all/I was just enough/I was just enough for you/So I'll find you/Near the ocean/Dying softly/With the city burning/You'll ask me/Why I’m laughing/And also crying at the same time/I'll say I, I’m fine/You have to believe me/I'm so sure what you'll find/You have to believe me/These are dangerous times/I'm no windmill crusader/I'm not ill, not blind/Not spoon-fed or paid for/I’m fine/You have to believe me/I’m so sure what you’ll find/You have to believe me/You have to believe me/You have to believe me

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from You Had Me At Goodbye, released March 24, 2017

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