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Pigs That Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph Of
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Album

We Shall All Be Healed

Released

2004

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:53

Previous track

"Against Pollution"

Pigs That Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph Of is the 13th song on the album We Shall All Be Healed.

LyricsEdit

The story of the pigs who ran straightaway into the water and their great triumph

You're gonna send me back to where I came from
Please don't send me back to where I came from
Let me go where the white magnolias grow

You're gonna fit me for that orange jumpsuit
Please don't fit me for that orange jumpsuit
Let me ride where the dragonflies glide

Yeah but you're going to do what you wanna do
No matter what I ask of you
You think you hold the high hand
I've got my doubts
I come from Chino where the asphalt sprouts 

Big bus headed southeast from the courthouse
But I'm not headed southeast from the courthouse
Let some mysterious chunk of space debris
Puncture the roof and set me free 

And even if I have to go to Claremont
Well I guess I'll just have to go to Claremont
Let me go
Let me lie low

Yeah but you're going to do what you wanna do
No matter what I ask of you
And you send your dark messengers to tempt me
I come from Chino, so all your threats are empty


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