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Going to Maine
Acoustic

Album

Hardcore Acoustic

Released

1993

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

1:41

Previous Track

"I Had a Dream I Was Down by the Ocean" (John Davis)

Next Track

"H i p s" (Paste)

Going to Maine is the second song on the compilation Hardcore Acoustic. It was re-released on the compilation Ghana.

LyricsEdit

You and me are in a lot of trouble
And somebody's gonna burst our bubble
Your husband
My wife
My marriage
Your life

Let's go to Maine out on the East Coast
Let's go to Maine right now
Let's beat the retreat
Let's hop on the plane
Let's get out of here
Let's go to Maine

Someone knows what's going on
Someone knows, and someone's gonna tell
Someone's gonna wrap us up in Styrofoam and paper
And mail us flat-rate right down to Hell

Let's go to Maine out on the East Coast
Let's go to Maine right now
Let's beat the retreat
Let's hop on the plane
Let's get out of here
Let's go to Maine

Let's go to Maine out on the East Coast
Let's go to Maine right now
Let's beat the retreat
Let's hop on the plane
Let's get out of here
Let's go to Maine

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "When I was writing songs like that, I had never been further east than, you know, like, Portland, Oregon. So- or maybe Upland, California, you know.... But yeah, I mean, I was born in Indiana, but my family moved out to California when I was, like, a year old. And so when I would think of Maine, and like the whole- just the term 'the East Coast', this was like Shangri-La, a distant place where people did strange things and engaged in customs that I could not understand... well, but I live out here now." -- 2004-10-11 - The Black Cat - Washington, D.C.
  • "So I'm going to play 'Let's Go to Maine', but I want to say -- but I wanted people to not hate on me for saying it's kind of a dumb song. Not that there's anything wrong -- when I say that, people think that I mean, I think people think I mean there's something wrong with you for liking the dumb song. Most of the songs I like are dumb songs. So it's okay. But, but I think you won't go far asserting that 'Let's Go to Maine' is sort of a philosophical treatise on the nature of regret or anything like that, because it's not that, it's an excuse to put Maine into the series of songs I had been writing." -- 2012-09-01 - Front Porch Music Festival - Livermore, CA

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit



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