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Surrounded
Darnielle1

Album

Moon Colony Bloodbath

Released

2009

Artist

the Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice

Length

2:21

Next Track

"Lucifer Rising"

Surrounded is the first song on the collaboration EP Moon Colony Bloodbath. It was originally released as a demo on The Mountain Goats's website with the artist being labeled as "The Comedians".

LyricsEdit

Pale white moon shine 
Down on Colorado
Hide my dirty secrets
Down here in the shadows
Where the quaking aspens
Tremble in the snow
Haul me up the hillside
Hold me high and let me go

Let me fall down through my own roof like a meteorite
Let the world and all its wonders leave me to my toys tonight
And my ninety-six inch 
Television screen
Let me die, let me die 
Surrounded by machines

High winds knocked the power out last night
But I've got my own supply here
All my windows blaze with light
And the light spills through the windows 
To the empty plain below
Finds nothing but some trees 
And six fresh feet of snow

And I find a broadcast station that's signed off for the night
And the static floods the speakers in glorious black and white
On my ninety-six inch television screen
Let me die, let me die 
Surrounded by machines

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

"This is a song about the organ harvesting colonies on the moon that men and women work on six months out of the year and the other six months they live in total secrecy in locations they’re not allowed to disclose, without family, without friends, without other occupations than giant televisions granted them by the government. I alone seems to be bearing witness to this phenomenon.” - 2015-09-12 - Maximum Ames Festival - First United Methodist Church - Ames, IA

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