Yes, it’s another Metric song already. Hey, they are my favourite band.
The Governess is my favourite song from Metric’s most recent album (Pagans in Vegas), and one of my all-time favourite Metric songs period. It’s a total throwback to their gloriously weird and spectacularly bleak early years, which was my favourite incarnation of Metric.
But that’s not why I’m sharing it now. I’m finally getting close to the end of writing the third book of Soulcleaver, and The Governess is my theme song for the character at the heart of this book. It fits him to a T.
When there was a wilderness,
I wandered wild and free.
Guilt, she is the governess
That guides me back to grieve.