Get Lonely


August 22, 2006






Scott Solter

Previous Album

The Sunset Tree

Following Album

Heretic Pride

Get Lonely is the 10th studio album by The Mountain Goats. It was released on August 22nd, 2006, by the label 4AD.

Tracks[edit | edit source]

  1. "Wild Sage" – 4:13
  2. "New Monster Avenue" – 3:38
  3. "Half Dead" – 3:26
  4. "Get Lonely" – 3:50
  5. "Maybe Sprout Wings" – 2:46
  6. "Moon Over Goldsboro" – 5:02
  7. "In the Hidden Places" – 4:21
  8. "Song for Lonely Giants" – 3:10
  9. "Woke Up New" – 2:57
  10. "If You See Light" – 1:58
  11. "Cobra Tattoo" – 3:10
  12. "In Corolla" – 4:05

Bonus Tracks[edit | edit source]

  1. "Naming Day" (Japanese bonus track) – 3:11
  2. "They Are Stone Swallowers" (Japanese bonus track) – 3:08
  3. "Keeping House" (Japanese bonus track) – 2:38

Comments by John Darnielle About this Album[edit | edit source]

  • "The new record, uh, people have been calling it a breakup album, which is kind of weird 'cause it's not, uh, but at the same time, uh, I mean, it's about solitude, and, uh, which is something I have the luxury of going through while I'm on tour. It's a great job, but you spend a lot of time by yourself in rooms and if you are a person who, uh, you know, is given to depressed states, you can really carve out some little holes for yourself, uh, in hotel rooms. And since I'm also a bit hypochondriac and don't like to hang out with people, uh, that's sort of, it makes me able to sort of sink into these depths when I'm out there. Which, usually I just sit there and mope, watch Law & Order reruns, but a couple of tours ago, I thought, well, you know, I've seen all these episodes of Law & Order a bunch of times, and so I started writing in the hotel rooms, 'cause that had actually worked really well for The Sunset Tree. Four of its songs were written on tour, and so, uh, actually, the one I just played, uh, was the first one I wrote, in a hotel room, when I was working on this record. I wrote it in, uh, Evanston, Illinois, at a Hilton Garden Inn." -- 2006-08-21 - KEXP Session - Seattle, WA
  • "People keep saying that the new album is a breakup album. I don't really know where they got that idea. But at the same time, you don't want to argue with people, in case they're fixing to say good stuff about your record. 'Oh yeah, you like it, and it's a breakup - oh yeah, breakup! Absolutely.' The fellow in this song is more, uh, breaking up with, uh, the basic units of what constitutes him as a person. Uh, he hasn't lost anybody except himself, and that's sort of what makes it a much more solitary place to be than your standard lose-someone-you-love 'cause there will be somebody else but you only have one brain." -- 2006-09-29 - Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY

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