Mountain Goats, The - Up The Wolves Lyrics




There's bound to be a ghost at the back of your closet
No matter where you live
There'll always be a few things, maybe several things
That you're going to find really difficult to forgive

There's going to come a day when you feel better
You'll rise up free and easy on that day
And float from branch to branch, lighter than the air
Just when that day is coming, who can say, who can say?

Our mother has been absent
Ever since we founded Rome
But there's going to be a party
When the wolf comes home

We're going to commandeer the local airwaves
To tell the neighbors what's been going on
And they will shake their heads and wag their bony fingers
In all the wrong directions, and by daybreak we'll be gone

I'm going to get myself in fighting trim
Scope out every angle of unfair advantage
I'm going to bribe the officials, I'm going to kill all the judges
It's going to take you people years to recover from all of the damage

Our mother has been absent
Ever since we founded Rome
But there's going to be a party
When the wolf comes home





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Mountain Goats, The Up The Wolves Comments
  1. Paul The AstroNut

    After all these years. This still never fail to lessen my anxiety.

  2. No One

    There will always be a few things maybe several things that you're going to find diffucult to forgive

  3. Rowdy

    Is it just me or would this song be perfect for life is strange 2?.

  4. Majin Duude

    Awesome song!!! Fun fact, at least fifteen of these views are mine!! :) No regrets.

    Chocobomb11

    You can't give any more than one view to a video. You don't give more for the more times you enter and exit the video

    Samo Waland

    @Chocobomb11 fake accounts

  5. Andrew Gurule

    “I’m gonna get myself in fighting trim”
    That’s my favorite line, makes me want to get stronger just to prove everyone wrong.

  6. David Jules

    That's sound so much like David Rovics.

  7. D.B. Cooper

    This sounds like David the Good.

  8. Robin Wisdom

    Life doesn't get better. It's a scam.

    Patricia Hartley

    U can say that again. Our parents lied

    Patricia Hartley

    Ur gonna miss me so bad when I'm gone Daryl Dixon. Big time.

    Andthoro

    Life only gets better if you make it better.

  9. Sriracha Addict

    You’re gonna miss me so bad when I’m gone Daryl Dixon

    nate smith

    Rip Beth

  10. Nadav Bendavid

    Erik friedlander’s cello playing on the sunset tree is so excellent and very under-appreciated

  11. Stan Mann

    How much does this song hurt?

  12. Joel Fennell

    The Walking Dead Cool TV Series Awesome Music

  13. Casey Courtney

    youtube comments on songs are so full of hyperbole but fuck it, this song is just the best.

  14. Marcos Perez

    "im goona bribe the officials,im gonna kill all the judges, is gonna take you people years to recover from all of the damages" man i love that part

    Mullen412

    Right, absolutely phenomenal, idk exactly what msg theyre trying to send with this, but it fits so well with my philosophy on life.

    Wesley McDermid

    I would have said "it's gonna take you bastards years.." but thats why im not an artist

    Homos R Perverts Against Nature

    typical sigma male sneaky P U S S Y coward weakling

  15. Aerin Hafner

    Well THAT escalated quickly.

    Blake Bauman

    I think I know what you mean by that.

  16. Jake Durazo

    I might be on some pussy shit but I tear up at the line “there’s gonna come a day when you feel better”

  17. 55bueller

    I came here simply because I'm a Mountain Goats fan!

    comrade hermit

    You, my friend, have earned yourself a thumbs up. Don't spend it all in one place.

    Homos R Perverts Against Nature

    nice to know you're a P U S S Y rock fan

  18. Bone Dogg

    I came here from Night Vale

  19. wb wam

    Knew it was them

  20. Amber Garcia

    still love this song

  21. SPECK4ever

    An appropriate anthem for today. 10.06.2018

    Brian Villalobos

    Tuesday, September 03, 2019

  22. TastyCake

    I cannot get this song out of my head. But I don't want it out either.

  23. Ariel Taylor

    I feel a strange compulsion to make my mom listen to this song. I don't have mommy issues, I just feel like she would appreciate it.

  24. onebas music

    @@listen to more music of The Mountain Goats>>>

    https://www.onebas.com/artist/16355/The+Mountain+Goats

  25. Jaime Lopez

    Love the song the walking dead rip Glen , Beth

  26. Tim Sheneman

    Yep, Thank Dino Stemapoulous...'No Children' smacked me in the face during the opening credits of Morel Orel and not only did I know I was in for a damn good episode, I discovered damn good music. I never heard a song say "...I hope you die, I hope we both die..." This song came to me almost serendipitously. wow

    Laurel Bissinger

    Its classic

  27. lady& rest

    🎒💭🦊⚖️🦋

  28. DonVito591

    Glad Walking Dead had this music, otherwise I probably would have never heard of it.

    Homos R Perverts Against Nature

    P U S S Y rock ... and TWD sucks since after season 5

    talldarkandcynical

    I first heard them in the closing credits to an episode of Weeds ("International Small Arms Traffic Blues"), promptly forgot about them, and then remembered them when Beth and Darryl drunkenly burned down that shack. Good stuff.

    keandric 2

    Me too. I don't think I would have found this song myself but it's become one of my favorite songs EVER :))

    Jason Wade

    @talldarkandcynical just finished that episode!

    Michelle Vachon

    DonVito591 perfection!
    Exploding moonshine!

  29. Cody Barton

    moral orel is how icame across the mountain goats, theni heard them on twd.

  30. Taylor Summers

    Did anyone honestly NOT come here from TWD?

    Matthew Hart

    I came here with influence from "Moral Orel"

    Julio Pasta

    I came here after learning about the mountain goats from Morel Orel and from a Rick and Morty Edit afterwarda I fell in love with the mountain goats and theyre one of my favorite bands I love all of their albums especially heretic pride, goths, The Sunset Tree, Tallahasse, Beat The Champ, and Zopilope Machine.

    Graham Lopez

    An old homeless man with a broken string on an old epiphone somewhere in Atlanta brought me here

    Dangshnizzle

    Uhm yeah? Plenty of us are not here because of the show

  31. Dipper Pines

    My boy orel brought me here, Well I mean actually he didn't.. TWD did. Well I mean Orel brought me to the mountain goats which brought me BACK to this song which I'd had originally come to from TWD..

  32. Zeya Klemmensen

    Fuck yeah!

  33. Roman Zimmermann

    nobody did this yet ok

    there's bound to be a ghost at the back of your closet
    no matter where you live
    there'll always be a few things, maybe several things
    that you're gonna find really difficult to forgive
    there's gonna come day when you feel better
    you'll rise up free and easy on that day
    and float from branch to branch
    lighter than the air
    just when that day is coming
    who can say, who can say
    our mother has been absent ever since we founded rome
    but there's gonna be a party when the wolf comes home
    we're gonna commandeer the local airwaves
    to tell the neighbors what's been going on
    and they will shake their heads and wag their bony fingers in all the wrong directions
    and by daybreak we'll be gone
    i'm gonna get myself in fighting trim
    scope out every angle of unfair advantage
    i'm gonna bribe the officials, i'm gonna kill all the judges
    it's gonna take you people years to recover from all of the damage
    our mother has been absent ever since we founded rome
    but there's gonna be a party when the wolf comes home

    Fraid Naught

    @rustyshack bony*

    Homos R Perverts Against Nature

    P U S S Y rock

    Nick Hunt

    @rustyshack *poney

    Nick Hunt

    @Fraid Naught *poney

    Amph G

    Not really necessary, every word is pretty crystal clear.

  34. Duncan

    Who's here because of john green

  35. Karl Carnagey

    Hell yea , wolves painting by m.carnagey

  36. Noah Sanders

    R.I.P Glenn and Abraham.

    Robert Taffoya

    spoilers! Asshole

    Robert Taffoya

    Noah Sanders 🖕

    Robert Taffoya

    Noah Sanders ya dickweed

    LinkinPark Fanatic

    2 years ago..... and this is still a spoiler for you? damn, get out from under your rock dude lol

    Mark Pat Joe Bill Dinosaur

    *Now I don't know what kinda lying assholes you've been dealing with but I'm a man of my word. First impressions are important. I need you to know me. So...back to it*

  37. Angel De la torre

    dam this just makes you think for a bit

  38. papa skanku

    RIP Beth! Sorry they wasted half a season just to kill you....

    The Shape

    Harvard Institute of Niggatry Beth dies, tyreese dies, Carl dies, Glenn diea, Abraham dies, Rick leaves the show so does Maggie, Jesus dies, it’s just carol and Daryl now from the original group season 9 comes back this Sunday your all caught up now and don’t gotta worry about spoilers, Your welcome 👎

    Blake Bauman

    @The Shape Feel free to go fuck yourself. Have empathy man.

    Jean-Pierre Jam III

    Okay the season has been out for years now. If you still haven't watched it yet, then you have no room to bitch about spoilers. If you ask me, the grace period for worrying about spoilers ends after 1 week when the episode airs.

    Brian Villalobos

    @The Shape LMFAOOOOO

    The real Donald

    Jean-Pierre Jam III well I’m watching for the first time and many people are only at the 4th season I do know everything he spoiled except that Maggie leaves I’m depressed now all of the Greene family is gone and most of the grimes family is gone it’s sad I’m sad how did this happen (bill wurtz music starts playing) .

  39. Dan

    My friend introduced me to them because of Morel Orel around 7 years
    back, and I have been hooked ever since. I have purchased a bunch of
    their albums and I listen to them all the time. Easily one of my top
    favorite bands now.

    Laurel Bissinger

    Great show. Great band.

    carmen a. gonzalez rios

    Sane, moral orel brought me here

  40. figment1988

    some of them who disliked this include The Governor, Gareth, Dwight, Negan, and of course, Dawn.

    Dipper Pines

    figment1988 who tf is dawn

    rustyshack

    Bro the chick that shot Beth, everyone knows that

    Greta Taylor

    Dipper Pines . Dawn was the police lady at Grady Memorial Hospital that shot Beth.

    Chocobomb11

    @rustyshack lmao actually dawn didn't shoot her, one of the cops at the exchange did, Beth killed Dawn with the scissors

  41. i am not the letter E

    they are folk tmbg

  42. Grace McFadden

    so, like, romulus and remus?

    Owen The Pigkeeper

    yeah pretty much

    Greta Taylor

    Grace McFadden yes

    Brett Hiller

    Grace McFadden That's really clever actually

    Lipzig Schweitzer

    Just Romulus really. Remus had no real reason to celebrate. ;)

    Scott Miller

    Tmg has tons of classical Roman references

  43. havahapa okay

    this sounds like andrew jackson jihad-i hate my brain

    3schwim

    Penny Katz I hate my brain is the AJJ song that sounds like this.

    Jhaiteiro

    yeah, except ajj is shit

    ThatSly B

    adoublej okay not really

    Foxtrot Mike

    They're both great and I agree some songs are similar for sure!!!

    Remember sitting in my house at about 17-18, nowhere near sober, listening to them both as I tattooed their band names into my leg with a syringe.
    Still there to this day haha.
    Rock on dude!

    Crystal Lastname

    HOLY SHIT. thank you. ive been getting way into ajj lately and dipping my toest slightly into tmg, and im sitting here listening like "what is happening? why does this sound like it's going to be right before Junkie Church?" t h a n k y o u qwq