Swamp
Mountain Goat Lyrics


Got out of bed, could not remember my own name
Condemned to walk the soil amongst all creatures wild and tame
Go where I go, do what I must
Crawl starving on my belly
Licking up the dry dust

I See the light in your window
Ride the elevator to the sixth floor
Stand with my arms at my sides as you open up the door
But I'm out of my element I can't breathe
I'm out of my element
I can't breathe

Alone with your bathroom mirror
Try to get my head straight
Breathe on the glass and wait for it to clear
Clean slate

Meet up with you in the kitchen
Where the air is hot and dry
Open up all the faucets
Be fruitful and multiply

I stand where the flashing swords gleam
And I try to shake my head clear of the dream
But I'm out of my element I can't breathe
I'm out of my element
I can't breathe

I start to sweat I can't cool down
I'm scared of all the strangers in this town
I try to tell you just why I've come
It's like I've got molasses on my tongue

I made it through town somehow
But who's going to save me now?
I'm out of my element I can't breathe
I'm out of my element
I can't breathe

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Comments from YouTube:

Claire McKinley

I think this is my favourite song of the new album. Its beautiful and haunting in all the best ways

A Neg

I keep going song to song and changing my mind. At first it was Pez Dorado, but then this one went to the top

Bart Ewing

The writing is strong for this album - once again but this song- wow shakes me to my core

AgeOf Colour

Me too, it's exquisite

HenryTheFifth

I totally agree. Probably a top 10 tmg song for me

okie dokie

oh. okay. yep! (i am crumbling into a fine ash) alright!

20firebird

this song captures existential dread so beautifully and so subtly. hit me hard

Michael

G E T O U T

Alexander Shea

This is a truly mystical experience. Well done.

JT Peifer

This one is gold John

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