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Beautiful Gas Mask
All Eternals Deck

Album

All Eternals Deck

Released

2011

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:52

Previous track

"The Autopsy Garland"

Next track

"High Hawk Season"

Track six on All Eternals Deck. This song also appears as a demo on All Survivors Pack as track 2.

LyricsEdit

Come hard through the fog
Blindfolded and bound
Til we stand at the edge
Of a hole in the ground

We hold hands and we jump
And as we fall we sing
Paupers hammering the walls of the castle
Going to meet the king

Never sleep, remember to breathe deep
Never sleep, remember to breathe
Breathe deep

Crash in from deep space
Shot birds falling fast
Who will be there to catch us in his jaws
When we arrive alive at last?

I can't hear you in the dark
Wish I knew where you'd gone
Know you're there
 off in the shadow somewhere
Try to soldier on

Never sleep, remember to breathe deep
Never sleep, remember to breathe
Breathe deep
And breathe humbly

Secure your mouthpiece when you can
Toxic shapes adorn the walls
As we rise from our knees
Someone's coming to reward us,
 you wait and see
Or crush us both like fleas

Never sleep, remember to breathe deep
Never sleep, remember to breathe
Breathe deep

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "...the fingers of dawn will greet you in the arms of your beloved. And the two of you will look toward the wealthy morning sky and know that in its gorgeous portents lie the certainty of death every single morning. The fact that you both know this is why you like each other so much." -- 2011-03-25 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
  • "This is a song about hiding from things in fear." -- 2011-04-01 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

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