Dance Music
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


Alright I'm in Johnson avenue
In San Louis Obispo
And I'm five years old or six maybe
And indications that there's
Something wrong with our new house
Trip down the wire twice daily

I'm in the living room
Watching the Watergate hearings
While my stepfather yells at my mother
Launches a glass across the room
Straight at her head
And I dash upstairs to take cover
Lean in close to my little record player on the floor
So this is what the volume knob's for
I listen to dance music
Dance music

Okay so I'm seventeen years old
You're the last best thing I got going
But then the special secret sickness
Starts to eat through you
What am I supposed to do?
No way of knowing
So I follow you down your twisting alleyways
Find a few cul-de-sacs of my own
There's only one place this road ever ends up
And I don't want to die alone
Let me down, let me down, let me down gently
When the police come to get me
I'm listenin' to dance music
Dance music

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Comments from YouTube:

Donteatacowman

This is a great song to put on repeat while you sob in the car in front of your house after work! 10/10

Twiggie Leon

Or when you need to dash somewhere to take cover, because life keeps dealing one crushing blow after another & when you beg for comfort from the last good thing you've got going, their special secret sickness starts to eat through them & BAM! one more kick in the ass from another place you thought you could go to for solace.

But a Mountain Goats song would never call my deteriorating mental state a "petty problem" ... Would you Mountain Goats?

Chris Brannen

How did he know? Are you watching me? Or maybe I'm just paranoid. But this comment is just too damn relatable.

Cree8Ball

Wait a second... you mean there’s someone else that is an Over the Garden Wall fan AND Mountain Goats fans? Crazy.

Bryan Holloway

hell yeah, brother

CrispTomato94

Donteatacowman I had no idea you were aware of this song.

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Snowy Kitten777

LYRICS: alright I’m on, Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo and I’m five years old or six maybe, and indications that there’s something wrong with our new house, trip down the wire twice daily I’m in the living room watching the Watergate hearings while my stepfather yells at my mother, launches a glass across the room, straight at her head and I dash upstairs to take cover lean in close to the little record player on the floor, so this is what the volume knob’s for I listen to, dance music, dance music okay so look I’m, seventeen years old, and you’re the last best thing I’ve got going, but then the special secret sickness starts to eat through you what am I supposed to do no way of knowing so I, follow you down your twisting alleyways, find a few cul de sacs of my own, there’s only one place this road ever ends up, and I don’t want to die alone let me down let me down let me down gently, when the police come to get me I’m listening to, dance music, dance music.

L T

Thanks for this...

babw16

When shit goes down for me I got Mountain Goats

Grace Heiner

The music is so cheerful and the lyrics are so dark and it's so sad and happy and perfect and I love it.

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