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No Children by the Mountain Goats

I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us
I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us

I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight
And I hope we hang on past the last exit
I hope it's already too late

And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
Someday burns down
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
And I never come back to this town again in my life

I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
I hope it bleeds all day long
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
We're pretty sure they're all wrong

I hope it stays dark forever
I hope the worst isn't over
And I hope you blink before I do
And I hope I never get sober

And I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can't find one good thing to say
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You'd stay the hell out of my way

I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand

And I hope you die
I hope we both die

Anxious and Worrying by Defiance, Ohio

Anxious and worrying, so you spend your whole life hurrying, searching for something better than what you knew before and always knowing you are you and you are going to even up the score, is that what you're always fighting for? It's a long way back to a place once called home you left behind and it's a long night out with nothing much to say, and it's the things you hold in sight that you dream less of every night until you guess it never mattered anyway. And we've all got hearts and they keep beating and they keep telling us what we should say and it's hard to listen anyway but these days we are in tune with the way we love the afternoon as it fades slowly to a restful night. Everything is magic until it becomes routine, in your bedroom, on the road or in the corners of your dreams, and I sure hope we aren't just spinning our wheels. Whatever happens, I think you should know I'm just glad it feels like anything at all. So don't push me down, I don't go down easy. And don't pick me up just to see me be the boy you knew. It's just the distance between we and who we wish that we could be don't seem so far, I guess, as it did so long ago.

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