Dilaudid
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


The reception's gotten fuzzy
The delicate balance has shifted
Put on your gloves and 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 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

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 see them 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:

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

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.

vulgarfvckr

"now you say you love me, pretty soon you won't"
hello, opiates.

Rusty Shackleford

This world needs more cellos.

Grey Horizon

I love how he says "...and stay sweet" 0:55.

theweightofdarkness

"And take your foot off of the brake, For Christ's sake!" is so powerful

FillOchs45

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

SneakyCheeseThief

“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.

TheNixon333

That line is supposedly a reference to Psalms 90:10.

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