Alpha Desperation March


Transmissions to Horace




the Mountain Goats



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Alpha Desperation March is the fifth song on the tape Transmissions to Horace. It was re-released on the compilation Bitter Melon Farm.


I'm coming in
Try to stop me
Push furniture in front of the door
It only gives me something to push against
In the full heat of the summer's day
You're telling me to go away
But you owe me eight-thousand dollars 
And I can use it

I'm only getting stronger
You may have noticed
But a head full of memories propels me ever forward
And in the living room I don't see where you are
But the back door's locked so you can't have gone far
And eight thousand dollars is a whole lot of money
And I could use it

Could be that it's my imagination
But I think I hear you now
So come out come out, wherever you are
Olly olly olly olly olly olly oxen free
See I'm perfectly aware of where our love stands
But the plain fact is that you owe me eight grand
If it helps to jog your memory
I lent it to you one Tuesday when we were drinking

Uh-ha! uh-ha! uh uh uh-ha! 
Uh-ha! ha ha ha
Ha ha ha

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