Hardpan Song


All Hail West Texas (Remastered)


July 23, 2013


the Mountain Goats



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Hardpan Song is a song by the Mountain Goats written for their 2002 album All Hail West Texas, but it failed to make the cut. It was released as a bonus track on the 2013 remastered re-release of the album.


The daylily withers, the heat kills off all the grain
And just when you think it's never gonna rain
The rain comes
The rain comes
It floods the town
Kills everybody in it

The dog runs in circles
Parolees all skip town
The heat goes on forever and ever and ever
It shows no signs of slowing town
And then the rain comes
The rain comes
It shows no signs of stopping

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