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"Twin Human Highway Flares" [Oct. 14th, 2005|01:37 am]
Lindsey Kuper

The Mountain Goats show was amazing. He started off with about seven songs I'd never heard before. And I'm so glad. Because now I can die happily having heard him play this:

You turned to me and asked me if I'd always be your boy
As we drove across the river
Into western Illinois
And on the railroad bridge
Half a mile of solid steel
Wheels were spitting out sparks, scraping at the rails
Wind in your hair all right
Sunset spilling through the rear window
Your white t-shirt hugging your shoulders, beaded with sweat
And on the day that I become so forgetful
That all of this melts away,
I will burn all the calendars that counted the years down
To such a worthless day

As we walked across the parking lot
Toward the motel office
We were walking with a benediction on us
Light was everywhere
The building stood against the sky
Like a monument to desperation
Two floors high
A mile and a half from the river
We went back to the car to get our overnight bags
Sunset spilling through your earrings, all over your body
When we shut the motel door behind us
We knew we'd hit the mother lode
And on the day that I forget you,
I hope my heart explodes

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