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Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod
TheSunsetTreeFrontCover

Album

 The Sunset Tree

Released

 2005

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:22

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Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod is the ninth song on the album The Sunset Tree.

LyricsEdit

You are sleeping off your demons
When I come home
Spittle bubbling on your lips
Fine white foam

I am young and I am good.
It's a hot southern California day
If I wake you up, there will be hell to pay

And alone in my room,
I am the last of a lost civilization
And I vanish into the dark
And rise above my station
Rise above my station

But I do wake you up, and when I do
You blaze down the hall and you scream
I'm in my room with the headphones on
Deep in the dream chamber
And then I'm awake and I'm guarding my face
Hoping you don't break my stereo
Because it's the one thing that I couldn't live without
And so I think about that and then I sorta black out

Held under these smothering waves 
By your strong and thick veined hand
But one of these days I'm going to wriggle up on dry land

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • "The superclass Tetrapoda (Ancient Greek τετραπόδηs tetrapodēs, "four-footed"), or the tetrapods /ˈtɛtrəpɒd/, comprises the first four-limbed vertebrates and their descendants, including the living and extinct amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds.... The change from a body plan for breathing and navigating in water to a body plan enabling the animal to move on land is one of the most profound evolutionary changes known." -- Wikipedia article, "Tetrapod"

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