song-a-day

Shelved

I wanna ride the hydraulics
Lit up like the North Star
I wanna wallow in the spoils before the crowd
I wanna play my guitar
Not gonna sit up and beg
Not gonna do tricks
Not gonna stand here on a sound stage
Tethered to a crucifix

The ride’s over, I know
But I’m not ready to go

I wanna flash my pastel colors by the rail
On a windy day at Pimlico
Don’t want to write songs with this clown they set me up with in a Los Angeles
rehearsal studio
Not gonna tour with Trent Reznor
Third of three, bottom of the bill
You can’t pay me to make that kind of music
Not gonna swallow that pill

The ride’s over, I know
But I’m not ready to go

Maybe Dad is right
I’m still young
And I can write C++ just as good as anyone
I know this guy at LucasArts
He says they’re looking for hands
In fifteen years I’ll be puttin’ back beers
With my feet in the sand

from Goths (2017)

I change my mind, this is my favorite song on the album. Peter’s verse is just so dang good.

Up the Wolves
The Mountain Goats
Up the Wolves

I’m gonna get myself in fighting trim
Scope out every angle of unfair advantage
I’m gonna bribe the officials
I’m gonna kill all the judges
It’s gonna take you people years
To recover from all of the damage

Our mother has been absent
Ever since we founded Rome
But there’s gonna be a party when the wolf comes home

from Come, Come to the Sunset Tree (2005)

Unicorn Tolerance

Drawn to the dark
Covered by the blood when possible
Call to the corners
To any open Crucible
Easy to reach
Bearing every mark unmissibly
Wanna leave behind some token of what I carried with me
Search in the storm drains
Sleep in the underpasses
Try hard to look hard
Behind my blackout sunglasses

But I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance

Swim with real sharks
Those who never speak when spoken to
Hard limits fade into memory
Once broken through
Scaling the well
Every single day instinctively
Feel shame real shame
For what my friends must think of me
Dig through the graveyard
Rub the bones against my face
It gets real nice around the graveyard
Once you’ve acquired the taste
And when the clouds do clear away
Get a momentary chance to see
The thing I’ve been trying to beat to death
The soft creature that I used to be
The better animal I used to be

Draw where I’m drawn
Seldom wonder why just follow you
Never blame the rags that swallowed me
For the place the river took me to
Long life to the spiders
Safe travels to the crow
Love to the ghosts
Who taught me everything I know

But I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance
But I have high unicorn tolerance
I have high unicorn tolerance

from Goths (2017)

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On 31st of May 2008, ‘Silence in The Library’ - the episode that introduced us to River Song - was screened. And I thought ‘huh, it’d be nice to celebrate it somehow’. So let’s have River Song Appreciation Day!

On May 31st post your graphics, edits, videos, gisets, fics, fanart and fanmixes - and everything else you can come up with. Then tag it with #river song appreciation day, #river song edit, #riversongedit, post it and let everyone enjoy your work. Easy-peasy (not saying easy-peasy ever again, ugh).

Reblog to spread the word and see you (hopefully) on May 31st!

We Do It Different on the West Coast

The papers write about it back in England
It’s practically a lifestyle back in Berlin
There’s probably some pockets in Ohio
Almost always something happening in Ohio

I heard some bad reports about Long Island
I don’t trust what people say about Long Island
I heard some good things from some friends about Chicago
I gotta see with my own eyes about Chicago
We do it different on the west coast
We do it different on the west coast
We do it different on the west coast
We do it different on the west coast

I heard they had a problem with some skinheads
At a show in a machine shop in Pomona
I feel like half my friends have moved to San Francisco
I think I’m gonna bleach my hair this weekend
And Dave went to New York – I don’t care
You can’t shut people up once they get back from their Christmas out there
Skim though such magazines as I can get my hands on
Glue circuit boards to plywood on the weekend
Trellis modulation for the children
There’s a whole new world just up around the corner

We do it different on the west coast
We do it different on the west coast
We do it different on the west coast
We do it different on the west coast

from Goths (2017)