In Twenty Years or So

Album: Pure Comedy (2017)
  • Pure Comedy ends with a song about mortality as Father John Misty conjures up a cosmic picture of death, a "ghost in a cheap rental suit" floating in space. The singer explains that as humans we need to accept the fact that we are all going to die one day and therefore, "There's nothing to fear."

    Misty told NME: "You can look at that line and say, 'You idiot, look at the world! There's everything to fear!' But I don't think there's any virtue in fear: it's just a choice. You can choose to live in love, or choose to live in fear. That sounds naive, but I don't think the answers are as sophisticated as we wish they were."

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