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Jaipur
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Album

The Coroner's Gambit

Released

2000

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:13

Next Track

"Elijah"

Jaipur is the first song on the album The Coroner's Gambit.

LyricsEdit

I was having visions of sugared pastry
Cooked up in clarified butter
I tried to turn my visions into prayers
But I built my castle way high up in the air
Yeah I came to the gates of the fabled pink city
Hungry and tired and cold
Swing low, sweet chariot
Chrome tailpipe shining bright as spun gold

My brothers picked me up out of the rushes
Handed me into the company of evil men
But I've inched my way down the eastern seaboard
I am coming to Atlanta again
Yeah I came to the gates of the fabled pink city
Hungry and tired and mad as all hell
Swing low, sweet jewel-encrusted chariot
Make me young again 
Make me well

I am the killer dressed in pilgrim's clothing
I'm the hard to find stations on the AM band
I am the white sky high over Tripoli
I am the landmine hidden in the sand

Yeah I came to the gates of the fabled pink city
Hungry and tired and alone
Sweet low, sweet, sweet, sweet chariot
Coming forth to carry me home

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