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The Big Unit is an unreleased song by the Mountain Goats. It was posted on the Mountain-Goats.com forums by John Darnielle on September 8, 2009 with a request that anyone who downloaded it also donated to p:ear, an organization that provides art education to homeless youth in Portland, Oregon.

LyricsEdit

I sunk all of my money into Swiss gold
And I watched the market slide
And I stood on the edge of the Pacific and watched
The hypodermic needles coming in with the tide
There are two guys just outside of Chicago
Looking for me tonight
But Randy Johnson throws a baseball 97 miles an hour and
I'm gonna be all right

I had a fully loaded junk bond portfolio that
Didn't work out like it was supposed to
There's a mountain of money in the bond market
That I can't seem to get close to
I've been headed down the road to ruin
The end is nowhere in sight
But Randy Johnson throws a baseball 97 miles an hour and
I'm gonna be all right

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • "The Big Unit" is a nickname for Randy Johnson, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit


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