The Handsome Family es un dúo de country alternativo y Americana, integrado por Brett Sparks y Rennie Sparks, formado en Chicago, Illinois pero actualmente residenciado en Albuquerque, Nuevo México. Brett y Rennie son marido y mujer. El grupo ha adquirido cierta relevancia recientemente con su séptimo álbum, Singing Bones (2003), ya que el corte “Far from any road” fue utilizado en la cabecera de la primera temporada de la serie de HBO True Detective.

THE BOTTOMLESS HOLE

My name I don’t remember, though, I hail from Ohio

I had a wife and children, good tires on my car

What took me from my home and put me in the earth

Was the mouth of a deep, dark hole I found behind my barn

 

We’d been filling it with garbage as long as you could count

Kitchen scraps and dead cows, tractors broken down

But never did I hear one thing hit the ground

And slowly I came to fear that this was a bottomless hole

 

I went out behind the barn and stared down in that hole

Late into the evening my mind would not let go

So I got out my ropes and a rusty claw-foot tub

And I rigged myself a chariot to ride down in that hole

 

My wife, she did help me, she fed me down the ropes

And then I sank away from the surface of this world

With the last rope pulled tight, I had not reached the end

And in anger I swung there, down in that dark abyss

 

So I got out my knife, I told my wife goodbye

I cut loose from the ropes and fell on down that hole

And still I am there falling down in this evil pit

But until I hit the bottom, I won’t believe it’s bottomless

Sobre El Autor

Portal Digital de Cultura y Arte que incluye en sus secciones el material de Revista Seda, dedicada a los estudios asiáticos; de Rastros, el Observatorio Hispanoamericano de Género Negro y Criminal y del Encuentro Internacional de Literatura Fantástica.

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