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The Coroner's Gambit
MGNSi

Album

The Coroner's Gambit

Released

2000

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:55

Previous Track

"Island Garden Song"

Next Track

"Baboon"

The Coroner's Gambit is the fifth song on the album The Coroner's Gambit. An alternative version of the song (the "original take") is available for free download at themountaingoats.net.

LyricsEdit

When death came calling today
I heard the gentle grace of his cadences
I couldn't say no
I couldn't say no

When he showed me his new silk scarves
Laid out on a shiny black plastic tray
Couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say no
I couldn't say no

And I'm sorry I couldn't
You know how badly I wanted to
Didn't want, didn't want, didn't want, didn't want, didn't wanna lose you

But his smile was dazzling
And his eyes were sparkling 
Like moonlight on the water at midnight
Couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say, couldn't say no
I couldn't say no

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • Like Shadow Song, this song addresses the death of Rozz Williams [1].

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://kylebarbour.org/tmg/coroner.html#fn:rozz


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