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Going to Tennessee
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


baseball season will be starting soon.
but we have no baseball team here.
i've got a house right on the river.
i can see arkansas from where i am.

the dogs are gathered.
and the birds are chattering
and the sun is setting on memphis.
and the sun is setting on memphis.

medicine bottle collection on the window sill
shakes when the cars go past on interstate fifty-five
you are standing above me.
you've washed your face with that apricot scrub again.
i'm glad i'm alive
and your skin is warming up.
and my skin is warming up.
and the sun is setting on memphis.
and the sun is setting on memphis.

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NocturnalNick

I broke free on a Saturday morning
I put the pedal to the floor
Headed north on Mills Avenue
And listened to the engine roar

My broken house behind me and good things ahead
A girl named Cathy wants a little of my time
Six cylinders underneath the hood crashing and kicking
Ahh, listen to the engine whine

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me

I played video games in a drunken haze
I was 17 years young
Hurt my knuckles punching the machines
The taste of scotch rich on my tongue

And then Cathy showed up and we hung out
Trading swigs from a bottle, all bitter and clean
Locking eyes, holding hands
Twin high maintenance machines

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me

I drove home in the California dusk
I could feel the alcohol inside of me hum
Pictured the look on my stepfather's face
Ready for the bad things to come

I down-shifted as I pulled into the driveway
The motor screaming out, stuck in second gear
The scene ends badly, as you might imagine
In a cavalcade of anger and fear
There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me



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Rory Fremont

I listen to this on New Year’s Eve every year. It’s never meant more than it does this time. Good riddance 2020.

T- REVOLUTION330

FACTS

Pex_the_Unalive Drunk

And yet we haven't learned a thing...are we gonna make it though this year, if it kills us? Storm from X-Men doesn't survive...her tombstone from the old cartoon series reads "2021".

Eddie Eads

When your personal existential crisis is interrupted by a global existential crisis.

DRBdanimal

I feel that!

Gordon Fry

And thats been my year in a nutshell lol

Melon Head

True

Gristledick McShitwit

@Matthew Simmons no sprecho el woggo compadre

Gristledick McShitwit

@Joe. Jia exactly, right?..

boundaries, bro!

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DrSteelMD

AYYY WE DID IT! If you are reading this, you can make it through any year. There is someone out there that cares about you, and I'll see you next year.

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