his wholiness the rev drjon (drjon) wrote,
his wholiness the rev drjon

The Mountain Goats on The Colbert Report

If you were hoping to get into the Mountain Goats before they stopped being the upcoming Next Big Thing, you're now probably too late...

John Darnielle talks to Stephen Colbert
..discusses his cheerfully desolate song lyrics and his respect for suicidal mountain goats. (03:28)
Who was she, and how did she hurt you? (Sure hope no-one ever asks me that... )

The Mountain Goats--Psalms 40:2

Psalms 40:2

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

pulled off the highway in missouri
although our hearts were heavy laden
made for the chapel with some spray paint for all the things we held in secret
lord lift up these lifeless bones
light cascading through the windows
all the rainbows heavy tones
he has fixed his sign in the sky
he has raised me from the pit and set me high

left that place in ruin
drunk on the Spirit and high on fumes
checked into a red roof inn
stayed up for several hours and then slept like infants
in the burning fuselage of my days
let my mouth be ever fresh with praise

he has fixed his sign in the sky
he has raised me from the pit and set me high
each morning new
each day shot through
with all the sharp small shards of shrapnel
that seem to burst out of me and you

head down toward kansas
we will get there when we get there don't your worry
feel bad about the things we do along the way
but not really that bad
we inhaled the frozen air
Lord send me a mechanic
if i'm not beyond repair

he has fixed his sign in the sky
he has raised me from the pit and he will set me high
And then, Stephen joined John to perform a duet version of This Year (which was sadly unbroadcast).
Tags: music, the life of the world to come
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