One Lyric From Each Mountain Goats Album

John Darnielle is my favorite lyricist and he's so prolific that a list of my "favorite" lyrics would be too big to tackle, so I decided to just basically collect whatever the first line is that pops into my head when I glance at the song list on a given album. These are not in any particular order... or are they???
  1. "And I wanna go home... but I am home"
    (Riches and Wonder) All Hail West Texas
  2. "I am young and I am good. It's a hot Southern California day."
    (Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod) The Sunset Tree
  3. "Woke up afraid of my own shadow. Like, genuinely afraid."
    (Lovecraft in Brooklyn) Heretic Pride
  4. "Moon stuttering in the sky like film stuck in a projector."
    (Tallahassee) Tallahassee
  5. "It's gonna be just you and me, today. Waiting for the other shoe to drop in Tampa Bay"
    (The Alphonse Mambo) The Coroner's Gambit
  6. "The ghostly sing-song, of the children playing double-dutch"
    (Going to Queens) Sweden
  7. "Walking home I was talking to you under my breath, saying things I would never say directly"
    (Moon Over Goldsboro) Get Lonely
  8. "If not by faith then by the sword, I'm going to be restored"
    (Hebrews 11:40) The Life of the World to Come
  9. "You don't wanna see these guys, without their masks on"
    (The Autopsy Garland) All Eternals Deck
  10. "Drive a great, big truck. When I'm old, when I'm old."
    (The Ballad of Bull Ramos) Beat the Champ
  11. "There was cold clear water, in a tall clean glass"
    (Song for an Old Friend) Bitter Melon Farm
  12. "I had never loved anyone like I loved you and I had something on my mind"
    (Going to Port Washington) Ghana
  13. "But I am just a broken machine, and I do things that I don't really mean"
    (Cry for Judas) Transcendental Youth
  14. "I did not come to play handball"
    (Handball) Protein Source of the Future... Now
  15. "I thought about how cold you must be. I thought about things I thought that I'd soon be forgetting."
    (New Star Song) Beautiful Rat Sunset
  16. "Here we come, scrubbed and scoured, patches on our jeans"
    (Linda Blair Was Born Innocent) We Shall All Be Healed
  17. "And your hands running through my hair. I am digging graves."
    (Chanson Du Bon Chose) Nine Black Poppies
  18. "The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway is that it's you, and that you're standing in the doorway"
    (Going to Georgia) Zopilote Machine
  19. "The dice were loaded against us ever seeing each other, but one of us had nowhere else to go"
    (Snow Owl) Full Force Galesburg
  20. "Die hard, die kicking, old habit of mine"
    (Waving at You) Nothing for Juice