No Children
The Mountain Goats Lyrics

I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us
I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us

I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight
And I hope we hang on past the last exit
I hope it's already too late
And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
Someday burns down
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
And I never come back to this town again

In my life, I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
I hope it bleeds all day long
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
We're pretty sure they're all wrong

I hope it stays dark forever
I hope the worst isn't over
And I hope you blink before I do
And I hope I never get sober

And I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can't find one good thing to say
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You'd stay the hell out of my way

I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand

And I hope you die
I hope we both die

Written by: John Darnielle

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Pippin Hart

I know y'all don't really care, and it's more of something I need to vent. Since this will probably get lost in the sea of comments, it seems like a good place to put this

Parents finalized their divorce papers today. Since they split - about 8 months ago - I knew they weren't going to get back together. My mom seemed much more like herself without my dad around. And my dad... He's still unhappy. He tried so hard to hold on to their relationship, but it wasn't healthy for either of them. I'm not mad. I don't see this as something to get mad about. I don't have any strong emotions either way about it.
This song was really good for me when they fought often. It was the angriest song - in my middle schooler's brain - about something like divorce. They never talked about it, but I could tell it was coming. My mom wouldn't kiss my dad anymore, my dad slept in a different room - etc. I used to blame my mom for leaving my dad. I thought it was her choice and that she just didn't love him anymore. I didn't understand how deep it went, how much they'd hurt each other. It was both of them, my dad wasn't as perfect as I thought he was, and my mom isn't the monster I'd made her out to be. They're just people. They'd both fucked up.

I'm about to leave for college, and the only thing that really worries me is my little sister. She's doing her best, but it affects her way more than it does me or my older siblings. I hope she'll be alright.

Anyway, that's it. Sorry about putting this here but I couldn't think of anywhere else where it would belong. I'm just relistening to this for nostalgia purposes

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When you hate someone else almost as much as you hate yourself.

Miara Godbell

The strongest bond you'll ever live.

Felipe Ojeda

@ThePsychonaut then you dont know anybody that well


@The Milkwalker same

Eric Dykstra

@The Milkwalker I think you're looking for Pumped Up Kicks

Miwi Pie

Ah yes I’ve definitely felt that before and now

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This reads like an angry, spiteful suicide note.

Sunset Skye

Honestly, yeah

Privileged White Male

Nah, not a suicide note... but not closed to the option lol

TooLateTo TheStory

@Chris Houston This is a mood.
If anything in this world will take me out it's gonna be myself goddamnit

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