Who Sang Ticket Taker? The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-9-2
length: 3:07
composer: Ben Knox Miller, Jeffrey Prystowsky
lyricist: Ben Knox Miller, Jeffrey Prystowsky
Tonight's the night when the waters rise
You're groping in the dark
The ticket takers count the men who can afford the arc
The ticket takers will not board
For the ticket takers are tied
For five and change an hour
They will count the passers by

They say the sky's the limit
But the sky's about to fall
Down come all them record books cradle and all
They say before he bit it
That the boxer felt no pain
But somewhere there's a gamblin' man
With a ticket in the rain

Mary Anne, I know I'm a long shot
But Mary Anne, what else have you got
I am a ticket taker, many tickets have I torn
And I will be your arc, we will float above the storm

Many years have passed in this river town
I've sailed through many traps
I keep a stock of weapons should society collapse
I keep a stock of amo
One of oil and one of gold
I keep a place for Mary Anne
Soon she will come home

Digital Media 1
  • 1 Charlie Darwin
  • 2 To Ohio
  • 3 The Horizon Is a Beltway
  • 4 Home I'll Never Be
  • 5 Ticket Taker
  • 6 To the Ghosts Who Write History Books
  • 7 (Don't) Tremble
  • 8 Music Box
  • 9 Champion Angel
  • 10 Cage the Songbird
  • 11 OMGCD
  • 12 To Ohio (reprise)