Cobscook Bay


Isopanisad Radio Hour




the Mountain Goats



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Cobscook Bay is the third song on the EP Isopanisad Radio Hour.


We're alone most of the time these days
Jill used to come by but she went away
And Gail used to come around and trash the joint
But she moved off to Dana Point
And you went along just for the ride
And you both committed suicide
And day is breaking over Cobscook Bay
And I've never seen anything like it in my life

Cow gave birth and her calves are snow white
They huddle up close together at night
And the mamma cow leans down and cleans her young
Licking their faces with her tongue
And unmarked airplanes buzz the air
And you're falling off that cliff somewhere in California
Which I've never seen
I put the pieces all together, but I don't know what they mean
And day is breaking over Cobscook Bay
And I've never seen anything like it in my life

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "This song is not unique, but is, is, uh, one of a group of songs where I, look at it and have no idea what I was talking about. Where that story came from, what it was driving at, who these people are, and why they had to die." -- 2007-06-17 - Zoop - Farm Sanctuary - Watkins Glen, NY

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