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Alpha Omega
Our Salvation is in hand

Album

Our Salvation Is in Hand

Released

1995

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:22

Previous Track

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Next Track

"Untitled" (National Heroes)

Alpha Omega is the seventh song on the compilation Our Salvation Is in Hand. It was one of two Mountain Goats songs (the other being "Handball") to appear on the compilation. It was re-released on the compilation Protein Source of the Future...Now!.

LyricsEdit

On the morning you went away
The air was humid and the sky was gray
I had boiled peanuts for breakfast from Cairo, Georgia

The air was wet, my face was wetter
The pink flowers along the western window made me feel better
I turned the air conditioner on
Found the note on scented stationary - you were long gone
I had boiled peanuts for breakfast from Cairo, Georgia

I popped the top off of the aluminum can
Let the brine slide down my fingers, man
It was warm, it was warm on my skin
But I felt the cold blast looming on in
I had boiled peanuts for breakfast from Cairo, Georgia

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