Mountain Goats, The - Dance Music Lyrics




Alright, I'm on Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo
And I'm five years old or six, maybe
And indications that there's something wrong with our new house
Trip down the wire twice daily

I'm in the living room watching the Watergate hearings
While my stepfather yells at my mother
Launches a glass across the room, straight at her head
And I dash upstairs to take cover

Lean in close to my little record player on the floor
So this is what the volume knob's for
I listen to dance music
Dance music

Okay, so look, I'm 17 years old
And you're the last, best thing I've got going
But then the special secret sickness starts to eat through you
What am I supposed to do? No way of knowing

So I follow you down your twisting alleyways
Find a few cul de sacs of my own
There's only one place this road ever ends up
And I don't want to die alone

Let me down, let me down, let me down gently
When the police come to get me
I'm listening to dance music
Dance music





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Mountain Goats, The Dance Music Comments
  1. Colin Woodward

    Marc Maron sent me here.

  2. robert crawford

    Brilliant very good tune to listen to.I think this suits every mood you find yourself in

  3. roomandaroom

    Really sad song, despite the melody and arrangement being so upbeat. Great song, though!

  4. JoeJoe Maroe

    this song was my life, is

  5. Snowy Kitten777

    LYRICS: alright I’m on, Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo and I’m five years old or six maybe, and indications that there’s something wrong with our new house, trip down the wire twice daily I’m in the living room watching the Watergate hearings while my stepfather yells at my mother, launches a glass across the room, straight at her head and I dash upstairs to take cover lean in close to the little record player on the floor, so this is what the volume knob’s for I listen to, dance music, dance music okay so look I’m, seventeen years old, and you’re the last best thing I’ve got going, but then the special secret sickness starts to eat through you what am I supposed to do no way of knowing so I, follow you down your twisting alleyways, find a few cul de sacs of my own, there’s only one place this road ever ends up, and I don’t want to die alone let me down let me down let me down gently, when the police come to get me I’m listening to, dance music, dance music.

    Homemade Poser

    Thanks for this...

  6. Boig Mord

    only 9 comments?

    Adr V

    800g right?!?

  7. Donteatacowman

    This is a great song to put on repeat while you sob in the car in front of your house after work! 10/10

    CrispTomato94

    Donteatacowman I had no idea you were aware of this song.

    Bryan Holloway

    hell yeah, brother

    Cree8Ball

    Wait a second... you mean there’s someone else that is an Over the Garden Wall fan AND Mountain Goats fans? Crazy.

    Wayne B.

    Any song by this band is good to play on repeat and ugly cry for hours no matter where you are.. Get some weird looks in the library and Wal-Mart though.

    Chris Brannen

    How did he know? Are you watching me? Or maybe I'm just paranoid. But this comment is just too damn relatable.

  8. Max Thyme

    In Animal Crossing there's a Festivale character named Pave that's really flamboyant and cheery and my headcanon has this as his backstory which makes everything better and worse... "I dance... to forget..."

    Julia Roshambo

    im really lovin seeing animal crossing in the mountain goats comments <3

    Addo Workman

    This is true and cannon

  9. Grace Heiner

    The music is so cheerful and the lyrics are so dark and it's so sad and happy and perfect and I love it.

    fraggy

    It's the nostalgia of childhood mixed with the truth of the shit you went through.

    Kyle Blank

    Nothing like listening to up beat music while your parents marriage is ending downstairs.

    TigirlakaLaserwolf6

    @Kyle Blank up beat music to drown out the beat down

    Kyle Blank

    @TigirlakaLaserwolf6 that would be a good lyric

  10. babw16

    When shit goes down for me I got Mountain Goats

  11. Laurydoodle

    this song makes me cry constantly. i love it.

  12. Zeya Klemmensen

    Greatness