They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
|They Were Wrong, So We Drowned|
|Studio album by Liars|
|Released||February 24, 2004|
|Producer||David Sitek with Liars|
|Tiny Mix Tapes|||
The album takes the form of a very loose concept album concerning witchcraft upon The Brocken (a mountain) during Walpurgis Night, and tales of witch trials in the area around the Harz Mountains in Germany. The recording coincided with the band's relocation from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the woods of rural New Jersey, which also inspired the initial direction of the album.
The focus upon the Brocken legends came when one of the band members mistakenly entered "Brocken Witch" into a search engine while researching the song "Broken Witch".
The album received extremely mixed reviews and sold poorly compared to their debut. However, after the following album, Drum's Not Dead, was released, this album received more attention and the opinion turned more positive.
The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
- "Broken Witch" – 6:10
- "Steam Rose from the Lifeless Cloak" – 2:49
- "There's Always Room on the Broom" – 3:05
- "If You're a Wizard Then Why Do You Wear Glasses?" – 2:11
- "We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own" – 5:28
- "They Don't Want Your Corn, They Want Your Kids" – 2:38
- "Read the Book That Wrote Itself" – 3:09
- "Hold Hands and It Will Happen Anyway" – 4:51
- "They Took 14 for the Rest of Our Lives" – 4:09
- "Flow My Tears the Spider Said" – 6:12
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