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Maize Stalk Drinking Blood
KCHzY

Album

Full Force Galesburg

Released

1997

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:26

Previous Track

"Song for the Julian Calendar"

Next Track

"Evening in Stalingrad"

Maize Stalk Drinking Blood is the 12th song on the album Full Force Galesburg.

LyricsEdit

Lying in the hot sun today
Watching the clouds run away
Thought a little while about you
The sky was a petrifying blue
And while the geese flew past
For no reason at all
I let the sky fall
This is an empty country, and I am the king
And I should not be allowed to touch anything

I picked myself up off the ground
Shook the grass from my hair and I
Walked around
Felt the warm sun in my eye
Strangers were passing by
I shimmied up the black walnut tree
Let the hard blue sky fall right through me
And I saw the sad young cardinals trying to sing
And I should not be allowed to touch anything

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "MSDB is not about a romantic relationship, I hate to say, but that's all right. ["What's the narrator so worked up about then?"] death." -- John on Twitter

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