A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that John Grant’s Pale Green Ghosts was my favorite track of 2013. Today Grant released a video for his follow-up single. Via press release:
John Grant is proud to share his unflinching and moving new video for “Glacier,” off his 2013 album Pale Green Ghosts. The song’s lyrics tackle the experience of suffering from struggles associated with homophobia (John is publicly out and HIV positive) — but they are universal in how they tackle all types of oppression — and are ultimately uplifting and empowering. The video juxtaposes these themes with footage from various moments in LGBT history. From news footage during WWII and Wizard of Oz, all the way through Stonewall and Harvey Milk, culminating with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the legalization of gay marriage, and Blue Is The Warmest Color.
Don’t you pay them fuckers as they say no never mind
They don’t give two shits about you
It’s the blind leading the blind
What they want is commonly referred to as theocracy
And what that boils down to is referred as hypocrisy
Definitely watch the final three minutes. Get it here.