The Mountain Goats Commandante Lyrics

Devil in the Shortwave Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Crows
  • 2 Genesis 19: 1-2
  • 3 Yoga
  • 4 Dirty Old Town
  • 5 Commandante
  • I'm gonna drink more whiskey than Brendan Behan
    I'm gonna send my belongings all to Tripoli and
    I'm gonna ride home to California
    With a banjo on my knee

    I'm never gonna turn off the television
    I'm just gonna let it run all night
    I'm gonna plant root vegetables out in the backyard
    And come summer I am going to treat you right

    So put on your Chairman Mao coat
    And let me clear my throat
    Let's turn this whole town upside-down
    Shake it 'til the coins come falling out of its pockets
    Yeah put on your Che Guevara pin
    Call the troops on in
    We're gonna sail through the night sky like a pair of bottle rockets

    I got a great big secret written down somewhere
    I got a rosary to protect us both from harm
    I got a storage locker full of cow figurines
    And a laundry list of grievances longer than my arm
    And I am never going back to Cincinatti
    All those bridges have burned down to the ground
    I got that jet pack strapped to my back
    And I'm waiting for you to come around

    Yeah, put on your Chairman Mao coat
    And let me clear my throat
    Let's turn this whole place upside-down
    And shake it 'til the coins come dropping out of its pockets
    Yeah put on your Che Guevara pin
    Call the troops on in
    We're gonna sail through the night sky like a pair of bottle rockets

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