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Waco
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Album

All Hail West Texas (Remastered)

Released

July 23, 2013

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:07

Previous Track

"Tape Travel Is Lonely"

Waco is a song by The Mountain Goats written for their 2002 album All Hail West Texas, but it failed to make the cut. It was released as a bonus track on the 2013 remastered re-release of the album.

LyricsEdit

Where the dry dust turns the sunset pink
Where all summer long it's so hot that you can't think straight
Where we pump water from a well by hand
Half a world away from the old promised land
We understand that we've been given
A new covenant, a real sharp one
And we spend our days and nights
Gaining new appreciation of its finer points
And waiting for the dead to rise up from their graves
Waiting for Jesus to come along and save us and
Biding our time
Biding our time
Biding our time as best we know how

Where the Texas Doughboys used to play
Before the wind blew everything away
Where we came to get away from our friends
Where we'd tell each other jokes waiting for the world to end
We know our jokes are funny
But in all the wrong ways
And we rent old George Romero movies
And relish the short time left
Waiting for the dead to rise up from their graves
Waiting for Jesus to come along and save us, yes
Biding our time
Biding our time
Biding our time as best we know how

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

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