will i see you there when that final trumpet blows?
will i see you there when that final trumpet blows?
if i don't see you there, i will run a comb through my hair.
and i will wait.
i will wait.
i will wait.

will you walk on in when the angel summons you?
will you walk on in when the angel summons you?
if i don't see you go, i will let the minions flow.
and i will wait.
i will wait.
i will wait.

down in dealey plaza, the tourists mill about.
down in dealey plaza, the tourists mill about.
and i am far from where we live, and i have not learned how to forgive.
but i will wait.
i will wait.
i will wait.
yeah.


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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this excellent song yet.
    ExoM7on January 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSomeone agrees, thank God.

    <3
    ExoM7on June 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this entire song is from the perspective of the man who shot JFK. Deleay Plaza is where the shooter was located. Think about it that way. It destroys you.
    TheKingOfCarrotFlowerson August 31, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is the very best Mountain Goats song of all time.

    The interesting thing is that it's a ballad on a Casiotone and it just completely stands outside of anything on All Hail West Texas. It's a kind of Greek chorus song, or a giant apostrophe or footnote for the album.

    Listen to this song, read Libra by DeLillo, and try to keep yourself together.

    Peace.
    dreamsofpavementon June 03, 2010   Link

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