Psalms 40:2


 The Life of the World to Come




the Mountain Goats



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Psalms 40:2 is the second song on the album The Life of the World to Come.

Bible VerseEdit

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. NIV Translation


Pulled off the highway in Missouri
And lo, our hearts were heavy laden 
Made for the chapel with some spray paint 
For all the things we'd held in secret

Lord, lift up these lifeless bones 
Light cascading through the windows 
All the rainbow's heavy tones

He has fixed his sign in the sky 
He has raised me from the pit and set me high

Left that place in ruin 
Drunk on the spirit and high on fumes 
Checked into a Red Roof Inn 
Stayed up for several hours and then slept like infants

In the burning fuselage of my days 
Let my mouth be ever fresh with praise

He has fixed his sign in the sky 
He has raised me from the pit and set me high

Each morning new 
Each day shot through 
With all the sharp, small shards of shrapnel 
That seem to burst out of me and you

Head down toward Kansas 
We will get there when we get there, don't you worry 
Feel bad about the things we do along the way 
But not really that bad

We inhaled the frozen air 
Lord, send me a mechanic if I'm not beyond repair

He has fixed his sign in the sky 
He has raised from the pit and he will set me high

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • "Missouri" and "Kansas" most likely refer to the Midwestern U.S. states.

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