The Mountain Goats Nine Black Poppies Lyrics

[Verse 1: John Darnielle]
When I got home I meant to give you some sweet chrysanthemum
The wind chimes were ringing all wrong
And you were standing in the doorway singing along
And I tried to remember how nice it had been a long, long time ago
But I couldn't remember, I honestly could not remember

[Chorus]
And a package came for you today from the Hunan Province
The postmark burning jet black in the summer sun
Someone was changing, someone was changing from the inside out
And I turned around to face you

[Verse 2]
Sweet peas in the garden were all in full bloom
And I thought I heard the traces of an old song murmuring in the room
Like a half-remembered conversation, but I let it fall away
And then I could not remember, and then I honestly could not remember

[Chorus]
And a package came for you today from the Hunan Province
The postmark burning jet black in the summer sun
Someone was changing, someone was changing from the inside out
And I turned around to face you

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