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You or Your Memory
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


Got my paintbox out last night
Stayed up late and wrecked this place
Woke up on the floor again
Cellphone stuck to the side of my face

Dead space on the other end
Perfect howl of emptiness
Cast my gaze around the room
Someone needs to clean up this mess

Tape up the windows
Call in a favor from an old friend

Make some scratches on my floor
Crawl down on my hands and knees
In old movies people scream
Choking on their fists when they see shadows like these
But not one screams cuz it's just me
Locked up in myself
Never gonna get free

Something sacred something blue
Cannons in the harbor dawn
Crawled down here to dig for bones
One more season then I'm gone

Black drapes over the crosses
Call in a favor from an old friend

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Pele Siren

The mountain goats are the perfect soundtrack to my suicide or falling in love. I find my life in their songs so often it rattles my soul. There's a strange loop where by we cross the bridge of compassion to find ourselves dancing on the lips of a singer like angels on a pinhead. The path is littered with the fallen bodies of narcissists and pretenders...

Holly

Wow...very throught-provoking insight. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

Pretty Bad At Everything

I finally got tickets. And if I do make it there, to that room full of those people, knowing these things? I..

Polly

I hear you friend

GRANDIOSE _

this song used to make me snicker. but now it brings a tear to my eye.

KnarfKcaz

Love this album!

Skates 35

Am I the only one that thinks the tree on the cover of The Sunset Tree kind of looks like a heart?

Jacob Morris

You're not anymore. I can't unsee it now

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Skates 35 yeah, no, now that you mention it? Totally a heart.

Nathan Howard

+Skates 35 I can't unsee it now.

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