Cao Dai Blowout


New Asian Cinema




the Mountain Goats



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"Korean Bird Paintings"

Cao Dai Blowout is the first song on the EP New Asian Cinema.


He came knocking down the streetlights
Tearing up the new grass on the lawn
He was frightening all the livestock
I could feel him coming on
I lit the Citronella, it was all that I had
And I began to feel real bad

When the ghost of your father comes to town
What the hell else can you do
I flung open all the windows
Put the water on for tea
And let him pass right on through

And he took to knocking over furniture
Getting into the reception on the wireless
He tore up all the dry goods in the pantry
He was strong and he was tireless
And when the priest came to call, I sent him on his way
I got a tremor in my hand and my feet are made of clay

When the ghost of your father starts pushing you around
How are you gonna make him stop
I took down all the crosses
I let him set up shop

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