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Store
QLGc7

Album

Jam Eater Blues

Released

2001

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:19

Previous Track

"Jam Eater Blues"

Next Track

"Straight Six"

Store (also known as Aisle) is the second song on the single Jam Eater Blues.

LyricsEdit

In the five minutes' worth of lost time that I had
When I was passed out on the supermarket floor
I saw you at the head of the heavenly chorus
And I heard your song ringing all through the store

In the five minutes when my broadcast got pre-empted
I saw you touch down, you were no longer dead
I was happy to see you, I had lots of questions
And I put my hand to the wound in your head
Ah, the blood
All of that blood
All of that warm blood 
Flowing freely from you

In the five minutes when I was dead to the world
In a place far away from my friends and my home
I saw you with a smile on your radiant face
Amidst all of the cans and the glass and the chrome

And in those five minutes, my signal was jammed
The frequencies that I received were so pure
That I almost believed that the sight of the hole in your skull
Was a thing that my heart could endure
Ah, the blood
All of that blood
All of that warm blood 
Flowing freely from you

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "I think I wrote this while I was working on The Coroner's Gambit and thinking a lot about dead friends, as you do. And it was on the Sub Pop single...this is a song that I believe is called 'Aisle', but I always want to call it 'Store', but I could have that backwards….you can call it either one, I won’t mind, because generally speaking if you’re requesting it I won’t play it anyway. It’s because it involves a lot of hollering, and it’s a terribly gory song that’s kind of, um, disturbing to me to think about this guy having this anti-epiphany walking up and down the aisles of the Hy-Vee in Iowa all brightly lit in the middle of the afternoon." -- 2007-06-17 - Zoop - Farm Sanctuary - Watkins Glen, NY

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