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Hommel West or Onward to Tasmania is an unreleased song by the Mountain Goats. It was written for We Shall All Be Healed but did not make the album.

LyricsEdit

And then we came to the part of the story 
Where the corners started getting tight
Ears pressed up against the motel wall 
Listening to disembodied voices all night, all night

Lamp on the chintzy end table
Beer bottle full of cigarette butts
Knock at the door and then silence
Answer it if you've got the guts

If you've got a smoke and dust and spiders
Hot exhaust and brine and mosquitos
And you, like a boy scout
Brave, loyal, and true

If they come with their colors all out on display
Well that'd be one thing, alright
But when they dress themselves up like the Latter-Day Saints
We let 'em in and lock the door tight, lock 'em up tight

When we project our black and white films on the wall
You can hear their stomachs turn
Your eyes on mine and mine fixed on the door
And everybody in here's gonna burn

Everybody smoke and dust and spiders
Hot exhaust and brine and mosquitos
And you, like a boy scout
Brave, loyal, and true

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

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