Jeff Davis County Blues
The Mountain Goats Lyrics

After three nights in jail, I head north from toyavale.
Switch to 285 in pecos, head up to red bluff.
My walk's real steady and my eyes are real cold
But I feel like I'm all of sixteen years old
Lost in the travel lodge, with the television on with the sound down,
I don't feel so tough.
Old issues of sunset magazine to read,
Sleep for twelve hours, and dream about home.

I have no place to go, so I drive up to new mexico.
Fix my eyes in the rearview when I cross the state line.
And I panic, I guess. and although it's quite late,
I take the first exit to 128.
I am coming back to midlind.
I hope you won't mind.
Polaroids of the two of us scattered on the passenger's seat.
I drive slowly
And evenly
And I dream about home


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Squiggs 【Glitches - ROM Hacks - Speedruns】

My musical tastes have recently narrowed to "Only the Mountain Goats", but somehow it seems like they've expanded.


I only listen to the mountain goats too

tom cline

tjos song was stuck in my head all weekend while i was locked in jail ha

Dan Brenner

I work for the State of CA Department of Transportation, and I can only shit on myself because I haven't found anything as epically beautiful as something like this that can quote so many Highway Routes...No, State Route 66 stuff doesn't count!

Gaius Cassius Longinus

"Sleep for twelve hours. Dream about home." one of many beautiful lines in this song. it's chilling, it's intoxicating, and it's platonic mountain goats.

yikes mcgee

I just realized how good this song is? Like I’ve heard it before and thought it wasn’t bad but this is GOOD ....

Josh Bartrug

this is one of the few songs that have ever made me tear up. the Mountain Goats give me hope for the future of music

Christopher Bingham

I am fortunate to have heard this song played live twice with the full band. It was awesome.


I think this to be one of his strongest melodies he's came up with

Inspector Javert

It's just a variation on the Indiana Jones theme.

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