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Daniel 12:8 (third)
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Album

The Life of the World in Flux

Released

2009

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:36

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"Deuteronomy 2:10"

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"Matthew 25:21"

Daniel 12:8 (third) is the second song on the album The Life of the World in Flux. An alternate version of this song (labelled Daniel 12:8 (first)) was posted on John Darnielle's Tumblr in 2014.

Bible Verse[]

I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?” NIV Translation

Lyrics[]

Walk in the darkness, bump into things all night
Get dizzy and angry searching for some source of light
Unknown alphabets in spray paint on the street
Seek out their source and find it and fall down at his feet

Get some aspirin powders to rub into my gums
Wait for the pain to hit me, buckle when it comes
Feel it drill in like a corkscrew
Avert my eyes when the cause comes into view

Feel the fear in my chest all day
Praise you anyway
Feel the fear in my chest all day
Praise you anyway

See the road rise to the summit up ahead
Remember an old friend with a pistol to his head
When it comes my time for the laying on of hands
Let me feel the blow when it lands

Look for the secrets half-buried like trinkets in a field
Hope that the hidden things someday will be revealed
Stumble through the darkness, can't see anything at all
Whimper like a whipped dog when I fall

Feel the fear in my chest all day
Praise you anyway
Feel the fear in my chest all day
Praise you anyway

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