Antigone (Choragos Speaks)

from by Mark Lint

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Some commentary by the leader of the chorus in Sophocles's tragedy. A minor key, acoustic, bluesy rocker with a choral chorus (of course!). Written & recorded May 2015 as a theme song to accompany the Partially Examined Life audio performance of the play.

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Antigone, you got to do what you gotta do
But why did you do it twice?
You got away, you sprinkled dust on your brother yeah
But why return to the scene of the crime?

Wouldn't the gods have been satisfied
Without your getting yourself caught?
Why couldn't you just apologize?
Why couldn't you just be distraught?

Isn’t it hard enough having your dad be brother
Wasn’t it bad enough when your bros killed each other?
And your mom slash grandma, she did some bad decidin’
Can’t we just stop all this fate-driven suicidin’?

Antigone, Creon is just a puffed up ass
He could be putty in your hands
You know, I think he's got a thing for you
Just go along with his petty demands

Antigone, think of your sister and boyfriend too
And just hunker down for the blast
Antigone, you got to know that we all love you
Please work the system, and all this will pass

Antigone, I know the gods got it out for you
But you brought this one on yourself.
Antigone, you've got to do what you got to do
But I don’t think I can help

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from Songs from the Partially Examined Life, released December 4, 2015
All instruments by ML.

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Catchy, homespun tunes ranging in style from power pop to folk ballads to alt country, laced with a sense of the absurd.

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