I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


Taboo VI: The Homecoming




the Mountain Goats



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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry is the ninth song on The Mountain Goats' first cassette, Taboo VI: The Homecoming. Solomon Revisited was originally supposed to be the closing song, however, Dennis Callaci liked "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" so much he decided to include it on the tape.


Hear that lonesome whippoorwill 
He sounds too blue to fly. 
The midnight train is riding low. 
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

I've never seen a night so long, 
when time goes crawling by. 
the moon just went behind the clouds 
to hide its face and die. 

did you ever see a robin weep 
when leaves begin to die? 
that means he's lost the will to live. 
I'm so lonesome I could cry. 

the sign has come, a falling star. 
like love, a purple sky. 
they'll never wonder where you are. 
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

I'm so lonesome I could cry.


  • The woman dubbing the song in Spanish was John's girlfriend at the time.

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