Pale Green Things
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


Got up before dawn
Went down to the racetrack
Riding with the windows down
Shortly after your first heart attack

You parked behind the paddock
Cracking asphalt underfoot
Coming up through the cracks
Pale green things, pale green things
We watched the horses run their workouts
You held your stopwatch in your left hand
And a racing form beneath your arm
Casting your gaze way out to no man's land

Sometimes I'll meet you out there
Lonely and frightened
Flicking my tongue out at the wet leaves
Pale green things, pale green things

My sister called at 3 AM
Just last December
She told me how you'd died at last, at last
And that morning at the racetrack was one thing I remembered

I turned it over in my mind
Like a living Chinese finger trap
Seaweed and Indiana saw grass
Pale green things, pale green things

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ardyn46

Got up before dawn
Went down to the racetrack
Riding with the windows down
Shortly after your first heart attack

You parked behind the paddock
Cracking asphalt underfoot
Coming up through the cracks
Pale green things, pale green things

We watched the horses run their workouts
You held your stopwatch in your left hand
And a racing form beneath your arm
Casting your gaze way out to no man's land

Sometimes I'll meet you out there
Lonely and frightened
Flicking my tongue out at the wet leaves
Pale green things, pale green things

My sister called at 3 AM
Just last December
She told me how you'd died at last, at last
And that morning at the racetrack was one thing I remembered

I turned it over in my mind
Like a living Chinese finger trap
Seaweed and Indiana saw grass
Pale green things, pale green things



All comments from YouTube:

ardyn46

Got up before dawn
Went down to the racetrack
Riding with the windows down
Shortly after your first heart attack

You parked behind the paddock
Cracking asphalt underfoot
Coming up through the cracks
Pale green things, pale green things

We watched the horses run their workouts
You held your stopwatch in your left hand
And a racing form beneath your arm
Casting your gaze way out to no man's land

Sometimes I'll meet you out there
Lonely and frightened
Flicking my tongue out at the wet leaves
Pale green things, pale green things

My sister called at 3 AM
Just last December
She told me how you'd died at last, at last
And that morning at the racetrack was one thing I remembered

I turned it over in my mind
Like a living Chinese finger trap
Seaweed and Indiana saw grass
Pale green things, pale green things

Nicole Butler

This kicked me square in the chest. This album deserves so much love.

Carson Adair

i lost my dad 2 years ago after a sudden heart attack, and this song really brings a sense of bittersweet peace. its the little things you remember about someone you love and lost.

James Dipego

This album got me through the worst end of a coke binge. All I feel listening now is freedom, and peace...

Autumn

Hell yeah! Got me through the worst depressive spiral of my life. Onto better things!

Coti Miller

Got through a lot with this album and i get that peace feeling now as well

susan goselin

My favorite song from my favorite artist. Stunning and emotional.

EnderSquid 11

I used to listen to this album alot but then I stopped, coming back to them it's like weight of the songs has returned and it's just an incredible experience...

Scribbleh

perfect end to an album

Aliya Sztulman

It's so beautiful. All of it.

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