Star Dusting


Transmissions to Horace




the Mountain Goats



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Star Dusting is the seventh song on the tape Transmissions to Horace. It was re-released on the compilation Bitter Melon Farm.


Toward the end of our first year in Las Vegas
You looked up from your little corner
And I saw that your face was getting a little brighter
And you asked me is it really getting warmer
Or is it just me
And then you started mumbling
So what are you saying anyway

I thought I heard bells ringing
But then I remembered that I no longer knew what bells sounded like
I thought we'd maybe strike up a conversation
'Til bad luck cruised by on his ten-speed bike
I got real cold
And I grabbed my coat
And I saw that the ringing was coming from your throat
What are you saying anyway

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "This actually, um -- the seeds of Tallahassee are in this song, right. This is a story that -- I liked the feeling... boiling someone alive. At least, I don't know if anyone deserves that. The question of what anyone deserves is a pretty complex philosophical question. The people in this song deserve better than each other. They're not going to get it." -- 2014-06-14 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA

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