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Dilaudid
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


the reception's gotten fuzzy.
the delicate balance has shifted.
put on your gloves and your black pumps.
let's pretend the fog has lifted.

now you see me.
now you don't.
now you say you love me.
pretty soon you won't.

if we get our full threescore and ten,
we won't pass this way again.
so kiss me with your mouth open.
turn the tires toward the street
and stay sweet.

all the chickens come on home to roost.
plump bodies blotting out the sky.
you know it breaks my heart in half, in half
when I see them trying to fly.

'cause you just can't do
things your body wasn't meant to.
hike up your fishnets.
I know you.

if we live to see the other side of this,
I will remember your kiss.
so do it with your mouth open.
and take your foot off of the brake
for christ's sake.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Salvia Moon

[Verse 1]
The reception's gotten fuzzy
The delicate balance has shifted
Put on your gloves and your black pumps
Let's pretend the fog has lifted

[Verse 2]
Now you see me
Now you don't
Now you say you love me
Pretty soon you won't

[Verse 3]
If we get our full three-score and ten
We won't pass this way again
So kiss me with your mouth open
Turn the tires toward the street
And stay sweet

[Verse 4]
All the chickens comein' home to roost
Plump bodies blotting out the sky
You know it breaks my heart in half, in half
When I see them trying to fly
'Cause you just can't do
Things your body wasn't meant to
Hike up your fishnets
I know you

[Verse 5]
If we live to see the other side of this
I will remember your kiss
So do it with your mouth open
And take your foot off of the brake
For Christ's sake!



All comments from YouTube:

Salvia Moon

[Verse 1]
The reception's gotten fuzzy
The delicate balance has shifted
Put on your gloves and your black pumps
Let's pretend the fog has lifted

[Verse 2]
Now you see me
Now you don't
Now you say you love me
Pretty soon you won't

[Verse 3]
If we get our full three-score and ten
We won't pass this way again
So kiss me with your mouth open
Turn the tires toward the street
And stay sweet

[Verse 4]
All the chickens comein' home to roost
Plump bodies blotting out the sky
You know it breaks my heart in half, in half
When I see them trying to fly
'Cause you just can't do
Things your body wasn't meant to
Hike up your fishnets
I know you

[Verse 5]
If we live to see the other side of this
I will remember your kiss
So do it with your mouth open
And take your foot off of the brake
For Christ's sake!

Trollberzerk

Wow as a heroin addict myself (same thing as a dilaudid addict really) this song really hit home for me to continue focusing on my sobriety. There isn't alot of lyrics, but somehow it feels like he's saying much more and its powerful. Maybe its the choice of words and maybe its the voice/music, but I really like it and it is very helpful for me.

Polly Helman

You should always put cellos in any song named after a heavy duty opiate.

Naomi Jones

Polly Helman Lou Reed could learn a thing or two

FillOchs45

This is the best version of this song available. John Darnielle's voice and the string accompaniment work great together.

pifan31415

there are truly no words for how much i love this song

cellopants

More bands need to play orchestra-rock. I wish this song was longer, I absolutely adore it.

Rusty Shackleford

This world needs more cellos.

TD Bell III

“If we get our full three score and ten, we won’t pass this way again. So kiss me with your mouth open” — maybe my very favorite lyric of all time.

Eli Goldberg

@TheNixon333 It's a reference to a Housman poem, which is a reference to Psalms 90:10. Poetic references all the way down!

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