Broom People
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


'36 Hudson in the garage
All sorts of junk in the unattached spare room.
Dishes in the kitchen sink
New straw for the old broom.
Friends who don't have a clue
Well meaning teachers
But down in your arms, in your arms
I am a wild creature.

Lawn two foot high with newspapers
White carpet thick with cat hair
Half eaten gallons of ice cream in the freezer
Fresh fuel for the sodium flares
I write down good reasons to freeze to death
In my spiral-ring notebook
But in the long tresses of your hair
I am a babbling brook

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Dave Marriott

36 parrots, some are galahs.
All sorts of funk in the unattached bling room.

Fishes in the kitchen sink.
More grapes for the old baboon.

Cover band slaughters Waterloo.
Well meaning peaches.

But down in your arms, I am a wild teacher.

Floor two foot high with newspaper.
White carpet covered in care Bears.

Half eaten gallons of beetroot in Ibiza.
Brick wall built from alien flares.

I write down good reasons for bees on meth.
In my sparrow wing notebook.

But in the long dresses of Ru Paul.
I am a battling frooooooggggg!



Devin Earls

'36 Hudson in the garage
All sorts of junk in the unattached spare room
Dishes in the kitchen sink
New straw for the old broom

Friends who don't have a clue
Well-meaning teachers
But down in your arms, in your arms
I am a wild creature

Floor two-foot high with newspapers
White carpet thick with pet hair
Half-eaten gallons of ice cream in the freezer
Fresh fuel for the sodium flares

I write down good reasons to freeze to death
In my spiral ring notebook
But in the long tresses of your hair
I am a babbling brook



All comments from YouTube:

Anna Bissonnette

I'm kind of in love with this song..... It makes me feel better, yet somehow worse? Idk, I'm crazy : \

ben nu

I mean, fuck everything, right? <3

MithmMuse Games

@Jonathan Gregoire yeah but you are

MithmMuse Games

@Jess Day can you not ASERT YOUR FUCKING BULLSHIT PHYSCO ANYLISATIONS OF A SONG ABOUT WALKING YOUR DOG

Jonathan Gregoire

You're not alone!

Jess Day

I agree, I think its the beautiful catharsis

twentymooseman

The album as a whole is about his childhood. His step father was abusive and regularly beat him. I think the first verse is addressed to his stepfather with the last couple of lines and is about living with the abuse. The second verse is addressed to his girlfriend who comforted him. So I think that in a general sense, you're right. It's about trying not to slip in the face of adversity and finding peace in someone or something.

dcpzimbabwe

wow, had no idea about his personal history. thought it was a song about the disparate strands of meaning that engulf every moment, but i guess that's his brilliance, fans find their own meaning in the music

Brooks Macdonald

36 Hudson in the garage
All sorts of junk in the unattached 36 Hudson
Dishes in the 36 Hudson
New straw for the old 36 Hudson
Friends who don't have a 36 Hudson
Well meaning 36 Hudson
But down in your arms, in your arms
I am a 36 Hudson

Dave Marriott

36 parrots, some are galahs.
All sorts of funk in the unattached bling room.

Fishes in the kitchen sink.
More grapes for the old baboon.

Cover band slaughters Waterloo.
Well meaning peaches.

But down in your arms, I am a wild teacher.

Floor two foot high with newspaper.
White carpet covered in care Bears.

Half eaten gallons of beetroot in Ibiza.
Brick wall built from alien flares.

I write down good reasons for bees on meth.
In my sparrow wing notebook.

But in the long dresses of Ru Paul.
I am a battling frooooooggggg!

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