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


This song is haunting.


Love this album!


The other way around. Andrew Jackson Jihad sounds like the Mountain Goats.

Zoé Briazone

@Cameron Eridan They use lyrics in a similar way. Shoving words into places they shouldn't fit.

Cameron Eridan

They really don't sound anything alike tho

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


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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