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Then the Letting Go
Nothing for Juice

Album

Nothing for Juice

Released

1996

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

1:51

Next Track

"Heights"

Then the Letting Go is the first song on the album Nothing for Juice.

LyricsEdit

Down in the South Bronx
Down home
Saw you walking down the street again 
Saw you looking sweet again

I saw you coming through
I turned my head away from you
Why do you come here
Why do you come around 
Why'd you go home
Why'd you head on home to Rockaway

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "This is gonna be on the next album, it'll be out around June...and this is the first song on it, and, uh, does anybody know who Emily Dickinson was? Yes? No? She was an American poet, and she never left her room. Like, ever. She lived in Northampton, Massachusetts, and one of her better poems, from which this song takes its title from, ends 'This is the hour of lead/Remembered if outlived/As freezing persons recollect the snow/First chill, then stupor, then the letting go'." -- 1996-03-14 - Broadway Kino - Essen, Belgium

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