Mountain Goats, The - Going To Scotland Lyrics




There was a barn owl trapped in the rafters
The ground underneath us was wet and cold
We'd heard the owl thrashing about, trying desperately to get out
We stood outside and watched the night unfold

We watched the sun go down on Scotland
And I watched the moon come up over you
When a pack of dogs went silently past us, we knew we'd been given fair warning
But that was the only thing we knew

And you threw all your luggage out onto the water
And I tore the shirt away from my back
The cold came on with a new found intensity and you pressed your warm body against me
And I loved you so much it was making me sick

We watched the sun go down on Scotland
We were glad that we'd left Oklahoma behind
I took your hips in my hands and I threw you down to the new found, rich brown, deep, wet ground
Had a vision of you burning on my mind

We watched the sun go down on Scotland
And I watched the moon come up over you
When a pack of dogs went silently past us, we knew we'd been given fair warning
But that was the only thing we knew





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Mountain Goats, The Going To Scotland Comments
  1. Major Mexico

    Love love love <3

  2. bacardi119

    This band is soo addictive. John Darnielle is a music genius.

  3. Christopher Bingham

    The last song with Rachel Ware (I think). This is a great song to end that era with.

  4. Tai Yoder

    "I took your hips in my hands and I threw you down to the new found rich brown deep wet ground" - best lyrics ever written?? yes

  5. catguru10

    would it be wrong to think tmg and especially the lo-fi stuff was somewhat folk punk or at least drew from folk punk influences?

    parkwaydrive77

    so wrong that i must grab yoU by the eArs

  6. Jared Lien

    "How can I wear the harness of toil
    And sweat at the daily round,
    While in my soul forever
    The drums of Pictdom sound?"

  7. DeanMeredithMusic

    Love the harmony in this song

  8. ibnbuttata

    love this song