he hit me right in the face.
i drove the falcon uptown.
hung out in the library parking lot.
the swelling'll never go down.
pint of hiram walker in the lining of my father's old corduroy coat.
big, big plans hatching in my brain and a
big ugly lump in my throat.
i drove up to harvey mudd and i played pinball
'till i didn't want to kill anyone.
polished off all my cheap whiskey and stepped out into the california sun.
singing bainne na mbó is na ngamhna,,
and the juice of the barley for me.
singing bainne na mbó is na ngamhna,,
and the juice of the barley for me.

my thirst carried me up the coast,
where it only got sharper god damn it.
in a small room that got even smaller a block away from the willamette.
there was nowhere i needed to go.
and nowhere i wanted to be.
from my window looked out upon nothing.
and nothing looked right back at me.
i had a couple of things on my mind.
a couple of problems to think through.
and i drank 'till i couldn't see straight anymore --
until there was nothing to drink to.
singing bainne na mbó is na ngamhna,,
and the juice of the barley for me.
singing bainne na mbó is na ngamhna,,
and the juice of the barley for me.
hey!



Lyrics submitted by shewouldnt, edited by KingQwerty, sparklenight


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    General Comment:This song was one of Darnielle's first autobiographical songs. I suspect if not the whole inspiration for Sunset Tree, it was in heavy candidacy to appear on the record.
    mindsaleon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:this is actually a very very old song. he played it live a few times, once ages ago, and once about 4 years ago that i heard. you have to bring him lots of old grandad and then, and oly sometimes then, will he play it for you live.

    'bainne na mo is a gamna" means "the milk of the cow is good for the calf"
    noondayon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:i'm pretty sure it's actually "pint of hiram walker in the lining of my father's old corduroy coat."
    erratickon May 08, 2007   Link

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