Thucydides II-58 is an unreleased song by the Mountain Goats. A version of it was posted on Twitter by John Darnielle on November 3, 2011 as a reward for reaching 25,000 followers. It can be downloaded for free at the official Mountain Goats website.
Red face at noon Strip naked but can't get free And doubling over in the street Dozens just like me Spreading like a rumor Spreading like a rumor And the doctors come traveling house to house And they visit the sick each day Sit with them there until they're gone Die quicker that way Save who they can save On their way down to the grave Spreading like a rumor Spreading like a rumor Run to the altars, beg for shade Take to the high sea thousand strong Hang on to your goodness while you can Sweat it out all night long And listen for the old melody As it comes to me On a high wind down from Ethiopia On a high wind down from Ethiopia On a high wind down from Ethiopia On a high wind down from Ethiopia
Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit
- "So I looked over toward the right and see that I crested 25k followers recently. This calls for an unreleased song giveaway in my opinion. This song was what we call a 'false start,' I had a whole concept for a project I'll be announcing soon but it went in another direction. First explicitly ancient-world-related song in some time by my count. Here you go everybody! Hope everybody enjoys! By downloading you sign e-blood oath not to be That Guy goin' 'T58:2 sooo much better than [album track]' next year." -- Twitter (, , , )
Things Referenced in this SongEdit
- Thucydides was a Athenian general, philosopher, and historian.
Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit
|Internet releases by John Darnielle|
Exclusive: "Acceptable Damages Sutra" • "All Devils Here Now" • "The Big Unit" • "Brandy Let's Go" • "Bride" • "Counting Song for Bitter Children" • "Cut Off Their Thumbs #1" • "Deserters" • "Extreme South #1" • "Flower Song" • "For the Krishnacore Bands" • "From TG&Y" • "Going Back to California" • "Going Invisible" • "Hye Kye" • "New World Emerging Blues" • "Pure Crystal" • "Short Song for Justin Bieber and His Paparazzi" • "Sign of the Crow 2" • "There Is Power in a Union" • "Thucydides II-58" • "Tyler Lambert's Grave"• "The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones" • "You and Me and a High Balcony"