Things It Would've Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution

It got too hot And so we overthrew the system ‘Cause there’s no place for human existence like right here On this bright blue marble Orbited by trash Man, there’s no beating that It was no big thing to give up the way of life we had My social life Is now quite a bit less hectic The nightlife and the protests are pretty scarce Now I mostly spend the long days Walking through the city Empty as a tomb Sometimes I miss the top of the food chain But what a perfect afternoon Industry and commerce toppled to their knees The gears of progress halted The underclass set free The super-ego shattered with our ideologies The obscene injunction to enjoy life Disappears as in a dream And as we return to out native state To our primal scene The temperature, it started dropping And the ice floes began to freeze From time to time We all get a bit restless With no one advertising to us constantly But the tribe at the former airport Some nights has meat and dancing If you don't mind gathering and hunting We’re all still pretty good at eating on the run Things it would have been helpful to know before the revolution Though I’ll admit Some degree of resentment For the sudden lack of convenience around here There are some visionaries among us Developing some products To aid us in our struggle to survive On this godless rock that refuses to die

Father John Misty - Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution / 'Pure Comedy' (Release Date: April 7, 2017) 

VIDEO CREDITS Director: Chris Hopewell Video Production House: Jacknife Films Video Producer: Rosie Lea Brind Editor: Tom Weller Director of Photography: Jon Davey  Art Direction: Chris Hopewell Key Animators: Roos Mattaar, Cadi Catlow, Virpi Kettu, Louis McNamara Art Department: Chris Hopewell, Rosie Lea Brind, Bonnie Griffin, Jo Garland, Siobhan Raw, Rebecca Prior, Elaine Andrew, Lucy Roberts, Mary Murphy, Alison Garner, Zoe Veness, Andy Stewart and Louis McNamara Edit/Grade: Tom Weller Digital compositing: Jon Davey and Tom Weller at Jacknife and Bill Pollock at Bonch Director’s Manager/Rep: Molly Bohas