Distant Stations
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


I found an old rock in the dry dirt outside
The door of my motel room
It was a triangle with soft,
Rounded edges and a split down the middle of one corner
It was darker than English moss,
Green like the soft frills of a peacock's plume

I waited for you but I never told you where I was
It was who taught me how to write these kinds of equations
I waited on the steps for you and
I hid in the bushes whenever a car pull into the parking lot
You taught me how to listen to these distant stations

Distant stations

I saw the sky break
I threw a rock at a crow who was playing in the mulch
Of some rosebushes by the motel office
Missed him by a good yard or two

I sang old songs from nowhere
Los Angeles, Albuquerque
I said a small prayer for the poor and the naked and the hungry
And I prayed real hard for you

I waited for you but I never told you where I was
It was who taught me how to write these kinds of equations
I waited on the steps for you
And I hid in the bushes whenever a car pull into the parking lot
You taught me how to listen to these distant stations

Distant stations

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Comments from YouTube:

Sean McDonald

He absolutely does. Not only is it clearly 'old rock', but speaking contextually 'old rug' doesn't make any sense. Love this song.

TheTetrapod

I still insist he found an old rock.

Cree8Ball

Absolutely

icomefromb

its the footmat outside of his motel room

Abigail

um i think it's "I threw a rug at a crow"

KA D

And it's "motel room".

ndgo

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