Lion's Teeth
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


The king of the jungle
Was asleep in his car
When your chances fall in your lap like that
You've gotta recognize them for what they really are
Nobody in this house
Wants to own up to the truth
I crawl in shotgun and reach into his mouth
And grab hold of one long sharp tooth

And hold on
For dear life
I hold on

Well of course he wakes up
His paw hits the horn
I am gonna regret
The day that I was born
And then mom
Rushes out to the driveway
My sister too
Everyone's screaming
I am dreaming of you

I hold on
For dear life
I hold on

And my arms get sore
And my palms start to sweat
And the tears roll down my face
Till my cheeks are hot and red and soaking wet

In come the cops
They blowtorch the doors
I start wailing
The lion roars
There's no good way to end this
Anyone can see
There's this great big you
And little old me

And we hold on
For dear life
We hold on
We hold on

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LunaLollygag

The king of the jungle
Was asleep in his car
When your chances fall in your lap like that
You gotta recognize them for what they really are

Nobody in this house
Wants to own up to the truth
I crawl in shotgun and reach into his mouth
And grab hold of one long, sharp tooth
And hold on
For dear life, I hold on

Well of course he wakes up
His paw hits the horn
I am going to regret
The day that I was born

And then mom
Rushes out to the driveway
My sister too
Everyone screaming
I am dreaming of you
I hold on
For dear life, I hold on

And my arms get sore
And my palms start to sweat
And the tears roll down my face
Till my cheeks are hot and red and soaking wet

In come the cops
They blow torch the doors
I start wailing
The lion roars
There's no good way to end this
Anyone can see
There's this great big you
And little old me
And we hold on
For dear life, we hold on
We hold on



samanthaneilan

The King of the Jungle is his abusive father.

Long sharp tooth is a gun

He holds it and wants to shoot the dad wakes up and hits the horn in fright bringing out his sister and mum.
His arms start to get heavy as he can't actually bring himself to shoot. I think "dreaming of you" is him thinking of the man he used to be before the abuse (maybe drink related?)
Police show up

And then I don't know, does the police take the dad or son?
Did the mum finally admit what was wrong in her family and report him? I think she did. I think the dad leaves and Mum, son and Daughter hold on to what they have left in life.

Song could be about anything though, that's just what I think.



All comments from YouTube:

LunaLollygag

The king of the jungle
Was asleep in his car
When your chances fall in your lap like that
You gotta recognize them for what they really are

Nobody in this house
Wants to own up to the truth
I crawl in shotgun and reach into his mouth
And grab hold of one long, sharp tooth
And hold on
For dear life, I hold on

Well of course he wakes up
His paw hits the horn
I am going to regret
The day that I was born

And then mom
Rushes out to the driveway
My sister too
Everyone screaming
I am dreaming of you
I hold on
For dear life, I hold on

And my arms get sore
And my palms start to sweat
And the tears roll down my face
Till my cheeks are hot and red and soaking wet

In come the cops
They blow torch the doors
I start wailing
The lion roars
There's no good way to end this
Anyone can see
There's this great big you
And little old me
And we hold on
For dear life, we hold on
We hold on

Max Rounkles

This song has such a good story to it and I love the way his voice shakes on some words, it really shows his emotions

Nicole Butler

I'm listening to this album in whole for the first time, at the end of each song I say "this is definitely my favorite", and then the next song comes on and I say it again.. I just can't pick. They're all so incredibly

zeke cole

Words fail: exhibit a

DC A

@pseudogenesis driving you crazy , ain't it? hahaha

Billy Alarie

asking the hard-hitting questions.

pseudogenesis

Incredibly what? INCREDIBLY WHAT??

Mr. Penguino

I liked using this album to drown out the sounds of my parents fighting as a kid, all father's are bastards

Yuki Uzumaki

@Mr. Penguino K turn them off

HylianWarrior01

@Mr. Penguino Then turn them off, moron. 😂🤣

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