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Alpha Gelida
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Album

Taking the Dative

Released

1994

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:00

Previous Track

"Going to Jamaica"

Alpha Gelida is the 6th song on the tape Taking the Dative. It was re-released on the compilation Ghana.


LyricsEdit

Popcorn was snapping in the hot oil on the kitchen stove 
And the sky through the kitchen window was cold and poised and threatening
Heard your voice come lilting through the wall
I heard your voice come sailing from the other room

Let the young lions come
Let me break their jaws
Let the young lions come out
Let me break their jaws with my bare fingers

Coffee was dripping through the paper filter cone
The hip scent of it nearly knocked me out
I heard your voice come lilting through the back of the refrigerator
Heard your voice come breaking through the wall

Let the young lions come out
Let me talk them out of it
Let the young lions come
Let me break their jaws with my bare fingers

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "...I don't quite get what is going on in this song. Most of the time I have a pretty good idea of what's going on with the people, and I don't really know what is behind the refrigerator in this song. I will someday find out." -- 2012-06-28 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA

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