The Mess Inside
The Mountain Goats Lyrics


We took a weekend, drove to Provo
The snow was white and fluffy
A weekend in Utah won't fix what's wrong with us
The gray sky was vast and real cryptic above me

I wanted you
To love me like you used to do

We took two weeks in the Bahamas
Went out dancing every night
Tried to find the creeping sense of dread with temporal things
Most of the time I guess I felt alright

But I wanted you
To love me like you used to do

But you cannot run
And you cannot hide
From the wreck we've made of our house
From the mess inside

We went down to New Orleans
One weekend in the spring
Looked hard for what we'd lost
It was painful to admit it but we couldn't find a thing

I wanted you
To love me like you used to do

We went to New York City in September
Took the train out of Manhattan to the Grand Army stop
Found that bench we'd sat together on a thousand years ago
When I felt such love for you I thought my heart was gonna pop

I wanted you
To love me like you used to do

But I cannot run
And I can't hide
From the wreck we've made of our house
From the mess inside

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Naptime

Listening to this feels like getting punched in the gut and then getting kicked once you collapse.

jeffocdg

there truly is a mountain goats for every emotion, situation, and mood

andyjunction

He might as well tear the heart out of your chest.

willrobd

This is the soundtrack to my breakup with 4 year girlfriend. Like freakishly so; down to sitting on the park benches outside the Grand Army Plaza subway stop on our first date.

Christopher TheBanana

hope you're doing well

Becky Wing

oh my god are you okay

Gage Smith

@mentalroof it always gets better

Tyler Spidel

yeah. this may not be the album that reflected my relationship. 7 yrs down but I could feel it in Tallahassee and exposed it as well.

nickbagelboy

@TheWhitefisher You just spoke true wisdom there, man. "Experience the pain as opposed to burying it". It's so true. It's a very hard thing to learn to do, and sometimes it's deadly, but I find it's a lot better and more theraputic when done it the right way. That's how I am with my depression. Somedays it will just come on out of nowhere, after having the time of my life, and days will be lost to it, but I've learned to love it and bask in it, it brings out a lot of good songs and art, and I've found that accepting it and acknowledging it helps it pass faster. Keep holdin' on, guys!!

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vidiia

BUT I CANNOT RUN
AND I CAN'T HIDE
FROM THE WRECK WE'VE MADE OF OUR HOUSE
AND THE MESS INSIDE

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