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Cobra Tattoo
GetLonelyFrontCover

Album

 Get Lonely

Released

 2006

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:10

Previous Track

"If You See Light"

Next Track

"In Corolla"

Cobra Tattoo is the 11th song on the album Get Lonely.

LyricsEdit

Sun just clearing the tree line when my day begins
Slippery ice on the bridges, northeastern wind coming in
You will bruise my head, I will strike your heel
Drive past woods of northern pine, try not to let go of the wheel

Dream at night, girl with the cobra tattoo
On her arm, its head flaring out like a parachute

Prisms in the dewdrops in the underbrush
skate case sailors' purses floating down in the black needle rush
Higher than the stars I will set my throne
God does not need Abraham, God can raise children from stones

Dream at night, girl with the cobra tattoo 
And try to hear the garbled transmissions coming through

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • The lyric "God does not need Abraham, God can raise children from stones" is a reference to Matthew 3:9.

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit


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