Orange Ball of Peace


Taking the Dative




the Mountain Goats



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"Standard Bitter Love Song #8"

Orange Ball of Peace is the first song on the tape Taking the Dative. It was re-released on the compilation Ghana.


They wanted me to be a lawyer
They wanted me to work in a machine shop
They wanted me to be a designer
But I came out on top
I'm a fireman
I'm a fireman

Stand and watch the smoke
See the flames rise to the sky
I stand and watch the flames climb higher
I feel the smoke get in my eyes
I'm a fireman
I'm a fireman

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