Greasepaint Friday is a rare song by the Extra Glenns, appearing on early copies of Transmissions to Horace. It was recorded before 1991.


white skies like doorways and my bright eyes 
tight skin shining now 
the words that hang like new fat plums 
heavy on the bow 
the nectar which can be distilled 
from windows in the house 
it takes a hand which knows how to crush 
each then into a now 

the new moon well it looked new to me 
air hanging heavy and full 
which shines under the right conditions 
and the near magnetic pull 
the peace that makes the names get blurred 
i choose my words so careful 
when i get to the dragon gate 
i sing it loud and mournful 

lamb of god you take away the sins of the world 
have mercy on us 
lamb of god you take away the sins of the world 
have mercy on us

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "The "Lamb of God, You Take Away the Sins of the World" one is called "Greasepaint Friday." I'm not sure because I haven't listened to it but just scanning the lyric I'd guess/half-remember that it's "the peace that makes the names get blurred" which is a Philippians 4:7 reference, pace anybody who thought The Life of the World to Come came out of left field." -- The Mountain Goats Forums

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • Philippians 4:7 -- And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

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