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Orange (often referred to by John Darnielle as Demon) is a song originally by Furniture Huschle. It has been covered by the Mountain Goats during a few live shows.

LyricsEdit

Three of us
Headed to demon
You peel oranges
Sharing slices with your father
You have to be extra careful
Not to drip juice
On the fine Corinthian leather

Rome wasn't built in a day
Rome wasn't built in a day
Rome wasn't built in a day
Rome wasn't built in a day

Three of us
Headed to demon
You peel oranges
Sharing slices with your father
You have to be extra careful
Not to drip juice
On the fine Corinthian leather

Rome wasn't built in a day
Rome wasn't built in a day
Rome wasn't built in a day
Rome wasn't built in a day

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "The Mountain Goats started playing "Orange" on tour a year or two back when a few members of the band we were touring with wanted to play something with us. I ad-libbed some chords (your standard I/IV/VIm/V/IV kinda deal) and started singing one of my favorite Furniture Huschle lyrics. Probably unknown to Furniture Huschle is that there's a whole section of William Gass's The Tunnel which is essentially this song blown up much bigger and rendered much uglier. What if you do drip juice on the fine Corinthian leather? What then, O disobedient child? I'll tell you "what then," if you want to be snotty about it: I'll pull this fucking car over at the first service station we pass, and you'll clean the goddamn seat 'til I can see my face in it, that's what. You want to fuck up the upholstery, buy your own goddamn car. I don't work five days a week just so people can fuck up my stuff. What? I know he's upset, he should be upset! Let's just not talk about it any more. Let's just be quiet." -- MungBeing Magazine: MungBeat!

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

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