Bring Our Curses Home
Black Pear Tree


Black Pear Tree EP




the Mountain Goats & Kaki King



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Bring Our Curses Home is the third song on the collaboration EP Black Pear Tree.


Stray shards of vinyl siding
Hit the windshield coming down
On the gridlocked freeway
Headed for Houston out of town

We were sad to see it sinking
Up on the Jumbotron
Balconies in higher places
Gone, gone, gone

Young Romans at the city wall
Scavenging for scraps
Riding out the amnesia
Filling in the gaps

Grab hold of my hammer
Try to bring down the Superdome
On that rainy day
When I bring my curses home 

Water floods the pharmacy
People sliding down the aisle
Emerging into the moonlit night
All smiles, all smiles

Wished I was down there with them
Reaching for that third rail
Saw them on the TV though
As they herded them down to jail

That night someone brought some shoes in
From Los Angeles or Portland I forget
Mad scramble for the boxes
Everything got wet

Wingless, broken insects
Trapped in honeycomb
On that wasteful day
When I bring my curses home 

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