Jan. 8, 2021

EP 10: The story behind the song | Mascara

If we know we are going to die, what choices do we make – about how and when we meet this moment. Will we go kicking and screaming, or will we find some grace? And who gets to decide, us or someone that cares about us –maybe more than we do.  

We talk through these questions in our latest behind-the-song episode, as we listen to two different demos as well as the final version of “Mascara” track 9 from Heaven Get Behind Me.


LYRICS:

Mascara

That ain’t mascara in the rain

That’s just you on a Sunday

I ain’t looking, looking for mercy

Take as long as you need

I’d be just as happy

If they take me out back

 

It’s time for me to pay the price

I liked living outside the law

I never did anything to a child

They can take me down there

Or they can shoot me right here

 

That ain’t mascara in the rain

That’s just you on a Sunday

 

It ain’t gonna make any difference

You can do anything for a year

For your sister or your brother

He ain’t wild like me

They don’t kill them in Nevada

Unless they agree

I ain’t going to court to help you die

I want some relief

I want them to know the same joy

Tell them a good story 

Then walk out on that story

 

That ain’t mascara in the rain

That’s just you on a Sunday