Look in the center where the cinders blaze
Sift through the shadows for days
Look in the corners, but you can't see me
You can't see me I'm free

I'm gonna burn it all down today, down today, okay
I'm gonna burn it all down today
And sweep all the ashes away

Count up the keepsakes in the cabinets
The keyboards and the chemistry sets
Look in the attic where the blinds are drawn
You won't find me I'm gone

I'm gonna burn it all down today, down today, okay
I'm gonna burn it all down today
And sweep all the ashes away

Etch an outline on your heart
I'm gonna blow the whole circus apart

Reckon the remnants when they land at last
The shattered aftermath of the blast
Look for me everywhere the burn marks form
Trying to find a place to keep warm

I'm gonna burn it all down today, down today, okay
I'm gonna burn it all down today
And sweep all the ashes away

I'm gonna burn it all down today, down today, okay
I'm gonna burn it all down today
And sweep all the ashes away

I'm gonna burn it all down today, down today, okay
I'm gonna burn it all down today
And sweep all the ashes away


Lyrics submitted by n_a_r_i_n, edited by concreteblues

"Going Invisible 2" as written by John Darnielle

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    General CommentGod, this song is so good. John is the voice of every one of us poor teenagers facing the hard, hard truth of growing up.

    What it's saying is, life is really sucky...and there's a lot of shit we have to face...and we hurt ourselves and everyone hurts us...but we do the best we can, right. This is life.
    ABookOnAShelfon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteveryone should look up john performing this at harvest of hope fest. i cried.
    this honestly might be my favorite mountain goats song. definitely in the top five at the very least.
    concreteblueson May 08, 2011   Link

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