3.102: And Days Go By

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This came out a little better than I anticipated so I’m making it it’s own comic. This probably means that I’m not going to update tomorrow, and if I do it’ll be later on in the evening.

In the meantime you can watch the loop above and listen to Placebo’s cover of “Running Up That Hill”, which I’ve been listening to on repeat for the past few days. It’s very much influenced this comic and the next few coming up.

Kate Bush wrote an incredible melody and structure, but I feel that this is one of those extremely rare occasions where the cover is better than the original, just because the production is so bleak and harrowing. Bush’s version is kind of like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, a magnificent tune in 80’s trappings. Placebo’s version gives it that dark nightmare feel the lyrics evoke.

ok bye