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octosquid:

someone very dear to me sent me this while I was in exile.

octosquid:

someone very dear to me sent me this while I was in exile.

"In the dark times, will there also be singing?
Yes, there will be singing.
About the dark times."

 
- Bertolt Brecht (via elucipher)


whichistosay:

twin human highway flares by the mountain goats [lyrics]

on the day that i forget you, i hope my heart explodes.

emptyheartsonfire:

what do you mean i don’t have varied music taste do you even know how many albums the mountain goats have made

mountainboats:

sext: lay on my bed in the dark with me and listen to the mountain goats until we stop thinking about the hostility and indifference of the universe



holtboulevard:

The Mountain Goats-Distant Stations

My/our/your love is… 

mouthfulofsurprises:

my love…

  • is like a dark cloud full of rain that’s always right there up above you.
  • is like a powder keg in the corner of an empty warehouse somewhere just outside of town about to burn down.
  • is like a Cuban plane flying from Havana up the Florida coast tot he Glads, Soviet made.
  • for you is ninety-eight percent pure.

our love…

  • is a monster plain and simple.
  • is like Jesus but worse.
  • has never had a leg to stand on.
  • is like the border between Greece and Albania.

your love…

  • is like a cyclone in a swamp, and the weather’s getting warmer.

longlittleness:

door to door mountain goat evangelism:

“excuse me sir, but hast thou considered the tetrapod?”

johndarnielle:

it crests my dashboard and I feel something I can’t name or describe except that it’s awesome and humbling, and I remember the person I wrote the song about; and I think, your story has spoken to so many, in places so far and wide
to survive is to leave a legacy of hope

johndarnielle:

it crests my dashboard and I feel something I can’t name or describe except that it’s awesome and humbling, and I remember the person I wrote the song about; and I think, your story has spoken to so many, in places so far and wide

to survive is to leave a legacy of hope

nuditea:

held under these smothering waves by your strong and thick-veined hand // hast thou considered the tetrapod - the mountain goats

alexthegenius:

every fan of the Mountain Goats is different and we all have different opinions on what song or album is best but I feel like no matter what we all identify with the line “I am this great, unstable mass of blood and foam” very strongly



with the midwestern sky burning above us 
we lean up against the car 
I wanna tell you what the sky has done to me 
I want you to tell me who we are 
cuz I can see you raising the water to your lips 
it’s the blazing dead center of July 
and I got all my hopes hung on your one gorgeous promise 
and you got the sunlight dancing on your eyes 

one-destruction:

one direction + the mountain goats
((for when you need music that loves and validates you with wildly varying levels of poetic lyricism and pure-joy pop))
alive + amy aka spent gladiator 1i said hey, it’s alright if it makes you feel alive and stay alive, just stay alive
rock me + dilaudidi want you to hit the pedal, heavy metal, show me you care and take your foot off of the brake, for christ’s sake
best song ever + dance musici said can you give it back to me, she said never in your wildest dreams, and we danced all night to the best song ever, lean in close to my little record player on the floor— so this is what the volume knob’s for— i listen to dance music, dance music
half a heart + half deadi’m half a man at best with half an arrow in my chest; i can’t get you out of my head, lost without you, half dead
up all night + color in your cheeksi wanna stay up all night and find a girl and tell her she’s the one, hold onto the feeling and don’t let it go, come on in, we haven’t slept for weeks, drink some of this; it’ll put color in your cheeks
kiss you + oceanographer’s choiceso tell me girl if ever time we touch you get this kinda rush; look at that, we’re throwing off sparks— what will i do when i don’t have you to hold onto in the dark?
story of my life +have to explodei take her home, i drive all night to keep her warm and time is frozen; you and me lying on the tile floor, trying to keep cool, restless all night
live while we’re young + this yearhey girl i’m waitin on ya, i’m waitin on ya, come on and let me sneak you out and have a celebration, a celebration, the music up the windows down, my broken house behind me and good things ahead, a girl named cathy wants a little of my time, six cylinders underneath the hood crashing and kicking ah listen to the engine whine!  

one-destruction:

one direction + the mountain goats

((for when you need music that loves and validates you with wildly varying levels of poetic lyricism and pure-joy pop))

aliveamy aka spent gladiator 1
i said hey, it’s alright if it makes you feel alive and stay alive, just stay alive

rock me + dilaudid
i want you to hit the pedal, heavy metal, show me you care and take your foot off of the brake, for christ’s sake

best song ever + dance music
i said can you give it back to me, she said never in your wildest dreams, and we danced all night to the best song ever, lean in close to my little record player on the floor— so this is what the volume knob’s for— i listen to dance music, dance music

half a heart + half dead
i’m half a man at best with half an arrow in my chest; can’t get you out of my head, lost without you, half dead

up all night + color in your cheeks
i wanna stay up all night and find a girl and tell her she’s the one, hold onto the feeling and don’t let it go, come on in, we haven’t slept for weeks, drink some of this; it’ll put color in your cheeks

kiss you + oceanographer’s choice
so tell me girl if ever time we touch you get this kinda rush; look at that, we’re throwing off sparks— what will i do when i don’t have you to hold onto in the dark?

story of my life +have to explode
i take her home, i drive all night to keep her warm and time is frozen; you and me lying on the tile floor, trying to keep cool, restless all night

live while we’re young + this year
hey girl i’m waitin on ya, i’m waitin on ya, come on and let me sneak you out and have a celebration, a celebration, the music up the windows down, my broken house behind me and good things ahead, a girl named cathy wants a little of my time, six cylinders underneath the hood crashing and kicking ah listen to the engine whine!  



starksandrecreation:

Commandante - The Mountain Goats 

so put on your chairman mao coat
and let me clear my throat.
let’s turn this whole town upside-down
and shake it ‘til the coins come falling out of its pockets,
yeah put on your che guevara pin
call the troops on in
we’re gonna sail through the night sky like a pair of bottle rockets.

 

teenysyd:

there are so many great mountain goats lyrics to think about. so so so so so many