Grendel's Mother
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Album

Zopilote Machine

Released

1994

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:20

Previous Track

"Going to Lebanon"

Next Track

"Song for Tura Satana"

Grendel's Mother is the 15th song on the album Zopilote Machine.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

The cave mouth shines
By pure force of will
I look down on the world
From the top of this lonesome hill
And you can run, and run some more
From here all the way to Singapore
But I will carry you home in my teeth

In the great hall you drink red wine
You chew meat off the bone
I beat down the new path to the castle
I come naked and alone
I laid my son on the bier, I burned the wreath
Fire overhead, water underneath
You can stand up or you can run
You and I both know what you've done
And I will carry you home
I will carry you home
I will carry you home in my teeth

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