Song for Lonely Giants


 Get Lonely




the Mountain Goats



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Song for Lonely Giants is the eighth song on the album Get Lonely.


No one washed behind my ears
High in the trees alone for years
Practicing my solitary scales 'til they rose like balloons
Watching them go where they will go

Face in the leaves 
Song in my throat
Fall through the air
Hoping to float

Practicing my solitary scales 'til they grow heavy
Too heavy to carry
Watching them go where they will go

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "I had this vision of a, of a giant who... but who had no power of any kind, right, you know? Who was sort of a large fellow, but there was no one around to see him. As happens when you allow yourself to dwell on senseless images across your consciousness, I got depressed about it. So I wrote a song about it so I could share that bad feeling with you." -- 2006-09-30 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
  • "This is a song about feeling like you don't fit in anywhere. It's called 'Song for Lonely Giants'." -- 2012-01-21 - Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA
  • "This is a song about being too big to take care of, and it's called 'Song for Lonely Giants'." -- 2012-01-31 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC

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