The World is a Very Scary Place (Gothic Archies cover)

by J. Robbins

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A cover of a Gothic Archies tune, perhaps familiar to fans of Lemony Snicket. I put this out for a short run around Halloween 2017, but it seems more timely in Spring of 2020.


The world is a very scary place, my dear.
It's hurled and it's twirled through outer space I fear.
So many ways to lose your skin in it.
The number of ways to die is infinite.
The world is a very scary thing, I find.
It curled all my toes and it's curling my mind.
When I was young my study was candies,
But they attract tarantulas and bees.
Some people act as if there were nothing wrong,
Due to the fact they haven't heard this song.
The world is a very scary place to go.
It's whirled and it's swirled with death-like pace you know.
You may have found my views unorthodox,
But now the wolf is at the door, it knocks...


released March 14, 2020
Written by Stephin Merritt
Peter Moffett, drums
J. Robbins, just about everything else, including somewhat hurried recording and mixing
Mastered by the always wonderful Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio


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J. Robbins Baltimore, Maryland

J. Robbins has been the singer/guitarist and principal songwriter in several DC-and-Baltimore-area post-punk rock bands since the late 1980s, most notably Jawbox, Burning Airlines, and Channels. He is also owner and operator of the Magpie Cage recording studio in Baltimore MD. ... more

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