Original Air-Blue Gown


Full Force Galesburg




the Mountain Goats



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Original Air-Blue Gown is the 15th song on the album Full Force Galesburg.


Rain all burned away
The horseflies are an iridescent green
Plums boiled down to pulp
Drying on a screen

Bright red air inside the house here
I can barely draw breath
Dark blue shapes popped behind my eyelids
I am not afraid of death

And on the television
Black and white footage of the young Cassius Clay
My God, my God, my God
He was something

Fists flashing as he comes toward the screen
Sailing headlong into nothing
And disappearing, reappearing
Out there in the clearing
Floating down the slight breeze
That plays along the edges of the leaves
It's you
It's you
It's you

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

Can it be you that I hear? Let me view you, then,
Standing as when I drew near to the town
Where you would wait for me: yes, as I knew you then,
Even to the original air-blue gown!

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

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