Steal Smoked Fish - the Mountain Goats





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Published on Sep 28, 2012

**UPDATE: This is now on iTunes and it's TWO FRIGGIN BUCKS, go buy it!!

Lyrics in description.

This is the A-side to the exclusive 7" included with the first 1,000 preorders of the Mountain Goats' new album, Transcendental Youth.

While the album is immense by itself, these two songs are probably my favorite part of the entire experience- raw, honest, acoustic JD reminiscent of his earlier years, tracked on an all-analog process from mic to pressing.

This content is not mine and I am not profiting from it, but I will remove it promptly if requested.

Thanks JD. You're awesome.


across the burnside bridge before anyone shot their movies there,
we hid from the whipping rain when we'd run out of cocaine
dispatch down to plaid pantry, two on point and two on sentry
ah, the joys that the lesser days bring, make you throw back your heads and sing

god bless all petty thieves with tins of oysters up their sleeves
feast when you can, and dream when there's nothing to feast on

across a different bridge today, over the river and down broadway
feels so good to have you here, some of you will be dead next year
I see your destinies above you, like angels who don't love you,
let them kiss you and hold you tight- as long as the money's right

god bless all my old friends, and god bless me too, why pretend?
feast when you can, and dream when there's nothing to feast on

god bless the guys from my old neighborhood
gone past the point where any blessings can do them any good

attach the c4 where you must, disappear in a cloud of dust
but spare a thought for what it covers up, pour a triple and raise your cup
we were here once, me and my friends, but we destroyed all of the evidence
and vanished into the night- at least we got that one right

god bless us, all of us, we who learn to shun the light
god bless all vampires every night

feast when you can x4

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    • The Mountain Goats
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    • "Steal Smoked Fish" B/W "In the Shadow of the Western Hills"
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    • [Merlin] mergerecords (on behalf of Merge Records); Exploration Group (Music Publishing), ASCAP, and 3 Music Rights Societies


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