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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 

Epigraphs on (watching) the last episode of Six Feet Under

And when somebody asks if I'm ok
I don't know what to say

The Mountain Goats - "Wild Sage"

And everyone gets what they want
Everyone gets what they want, all the time
Everyone gets what they want
Even me
Even me
Even me

Wheat - "The Beginner"

Shadows crawled across the living room's length
I held onto you with a desperate strength
With everything
With everything in me

The Mountain Goats - "Game Shows Touch Our Lives"

I should have done one of these for the finale to The Wire as well, but maybe because I watched it alone it didn't occur to me. God knows at least as much of that show was soundtracked by the songs in my head as Six Feet Under was.

Best show ever. That episode (and that song..) made me weep!

It didn't (it's hard for movies and tv shows to get actual weeping from me), but I was definitely choked up/teary for much of it. Great, great ending (and yes, fantastic use of the Sia song).

I get choked up just thinking about those last few minutes.

Yeah - I wish that part of the episode was (proportionally) longer, but I'm not sure it would have worked as well if it was.

Oddly enough, the one I forgot last night was Hot Chip's "A Family in Here," which always makes me think of Keith and David and the kids.

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