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The Autopsy Garland
All Eternals Deck

Album

All Eternals Deck

Released

2011

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:50

Previous track

"Age of Kings"

Next track

"Beautiful Gas Mask"

Track 5 on All Eternals Deck. It also appears as a demo on All Survivors Pack as track 4.

LyricsEdit

One clear shot or else he gets away
Red sun high in the sky tonight
Look west from London
 down to old Hollywood
Remember the first days in california


You don't wanna see these guys
 without their masks on
You don't wanna see these guys
 without their masks on

Fat rich men love their 12-year-olds
Deco cufflinks and cognac by the glass
Look West from London
 toward the emerald city
Remember Minnesota

You don't wanna see these guys
 without their masks on
You don't wanna see these guys
 without their masks on

Or their gloves...

Sweet spearmint and bitter tangerine
Bedside decked with roses
Look West look West
 look West and look away
From old familiar faces

You don't wanna see these guys
 without their masks on
You don't wanna see these guys
 without their masks on

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "The song is directly about the death of Judy Garland in London in 1969. Judy Garland met a lot of people throughout her life who treated her badly: who abused her from a very early age. In the hands of these people she never had a chance. These are the people who you do not want to see without masks." -- John's Tumblr

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Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit


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