Big city, wide corner,
New flowers, cold comfort.
56 farenheit early in the morning.
Buses passing by black smoke in their wake.
Bit surprises, a lot of big surprises
Bones ringing, running away with what Freud said.

New morning, world breathing,
Far, far from home
Big ringing in the bones
Whose bones are these? God please.
Feeling the pumping, feeling the fresh blood pump inside
City's living, the city's truly living
What's the difference? Running away with what freud said.


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    General CommentThis song is fucking brilliant and I'm pretty sure taboo VI is the best mountain goats album there is
    bahbahmakron October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about when JD was sick for a long time, and so spent a lot of time indoors. Then when he went out for the first time in a while, it was a strange experience, so new flowers had been planted in the park for example. I think the song captures that feeling of alienation well, as if feeling a stranger to your own town, and even your own body: "Whose bones are these?"
    Zopilote Steelon July 23, 2007   Link

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