I leave my home, I leave for a couple weeks
I leave my home, I leave it in the care of a friend
Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, I like him just fine
But he's a mouth breather
Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, I like him just fine
But he's a mouth breather
I expect when I return, I return to some sort of order
Such is not the case, no, such is not the case
I leave my home, I leave for a couple weeks
I leave my home, I leave it in the care of a friend
Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, I like him just fine
But he is a mouth breather
I leave my home, I leave for a couple weeks
I leave my home, I leave it in the care of a friend
And in my basement, I found rainin' piss
And in my kitchen, I found my friend deceased


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    General Comment10: What's the story behind Mouthbreather.

    David Yow: It's about Britt Walford, from Slint. And Albini had gone out of town for a while, and Britt was watching his house, and one night he just got plowed and lost the keys to the house, so he broke down the door--taking part of the doorframe with it. So instead of repairing it, he just nailed it up with a bunch of 2x4s. And he broke a toilet, and it was literally raining piss water in the basement, where there was mucial equipment and drums set up, and just splashing piss water over the drums and shit.
    Armagrethon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG It sounds like he found his friend dead in the kitchen sounds like he smokes crack or something i dont know what a mouth breather is like a crack head? idk the point is he was a druggie or a drunk and he OD and died. The Jesus Lizard Is amazing and there so unknown its a damn shame!
    BlamedTonight314on March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always assumed a 'Mouth Breather' was just supposed to be someone who's stupid, they're not smart enough to breathe through their nose. So I figured this song was supposed to be about how he likes the friend, he's just an idiot for taking the drugs (and overdosing while looking after his house etc etc).
    infotainment_ladon November 22, 2006   Link

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