Standard Bitter Love Song #8


Taking the Dative




the Mountain Goats



Previous Track

"Orange Ball of Peace"

Next Track

"Chino Love Song 1979"

Standard Bitter Love Song #8 is the second song on the tape Taking the Dative. It was re-released on the compilation Ghana.


I went down to Lloyd Center looking for you
But a mouth full of anger blocked my view
He took your hand there in the skating rink
God will give him blood to drink

Saw the two of you leaving
I didn't wanna follow behind
But I could see the rest of your evening burning in my mind
The sky's black, the moon's pink
God will give him blood to drink 

I looked over the railing, the ice was white 
On the northeast side where I saw you and your boyfriend 
On a Friday night
I went mining for gold, I struck pure, fresh zinc
God, God will give him blood to drink
Hey hey hey

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.