Cotton
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


This song is for the rats
Who hurled themselves in to the ocean
When they saw that the explosives in the cargo hold
Were just about to blow

This song is for the soil
That's toxic clear down to the bedrock
Where no thing of consequence can grow
Drop your seeds there
Let them go

Let them all go
Let 'em all go

This song is for the people
Who tell their families that they're sorry
For things they can't and won't feel sorry for

And once there was a desk
And now it's in a storage locker somewhere
And this song is for the stick pins and the cottons
I left in the top drawer

Let 'em all go
Let 'em all go

I wanna sing one for the cars
That are right now headed silent down the highway
And it's dark and there is nobody driving
And something has got to give

I saw you waiting by the roadside
You didn't know that I was watching
Now you know
Let it all go

Let 'em all go
Let it all go

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: John S Darnielle

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Joshua Shain

This song is for the rats
Who hurled themselves into the ocean
When they saw that the explosives in the cargo hold
Were just about to blow
This song is for the soil
That's toxic clear down to the bedrock
Where no thing of consequence can grow
Drop your seeds there, let them go
Let them all go
Let 'em all go
This song is for the people
Who tell their families that they're sorry
For things they can't
And won't feel sorry for
And once there was a desk
And now it's in a storage locker somewhere
And this song is for the stick pins and the cottons
I left in the top drawer
Let 'em all go
Let 'em all go
I wanna sing one for the cars
That are right now headed silent down the highway
And it's dark and there is nobody driving
And something has got to give
I saw you waiting by the roadside
You didn't know that I was watching
Now you know
Let it all go
Let 'em all go
Let it all go



All comments from YouTube:

Joshua Shain

This song is for the rats
Who hurled themselves into the ocean
When they saw that the explosives in the cargo hold
Were just about to blow
This song is for the soil
That's toxic clear down to the bedrock
Where no thing of consequence can grow
Drop your seeds there, let them go
Let them all go
Let 'em all go
This song is for the people
Who tell their families that they're sorry
For things they can't
And won't feel sorry for
And once there was a desk
And now it's in a storage locker somewhere
And this song is for the stick pins and the cottons
I left in the top drawer
Let 'em all go
Let 'em all go
I wanna sing one for the cars
That are right now headed silent down the highway
And it's dark and there is nobody driving
And something has got to give
I saw you waiting by the roadside
You didn't know that I was watching
Now you know
Let it all go
Let 'em all go
Let it all go

MyTurkeyburger

Hold on honey. You'll find your people.

Jon Marvel

It’s been 7 years. Guess it’s time to let her go, eh?

Melty Boys

This song helps me. "This song is for the people who tell their families that they're sorry for things they cant and wont feel sorry for" will always remind me of how most of my family reacts and treats me because I am mentally ill and a performing artist, only my very close fam believes in me everyone else thinks I'm a nut bag for doing the one thing that makes me feel alive. And thus.. the apologies we don't mean...

Dass Boot

This song is the perfect song for letting anything go. It’s happy but so sad and heartbreaking. It’s a really great song honestly

TastyCake

This song is for you.

Bull Zye

I want to sing one for the cars
That are right now headed silent down the highway
And it's dark
And there is nobody driving
And something has got to give

Sierra Edwards

god. This song hits me hard on so many levels. I love what this song is. Everyone has their own meaning attached to it, and it can be interpreted in different ways and thats just beautiful.

Zach Markle

Hi i hope you have a good day

TastyCake

Thank you.

More Comments

More Videos