Maize Stalk Drinking Blood
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Album

Full Force Galesburg

Released

1997

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:26

Previous Track

"Song for the Julian Calendar"

Next Track

"Evening in Stalingrad"

Maize Stalk Drinking Blood is the 12th song on the album Full Force Galesburg.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Lying in the hot sun today
Watching the clouds run away
Thought a little while about you
The sky was a petrifying blue
And while the geese flew past
For no reason at all
I let the sky fall
This is an empty country, and I am the king
And I should not be allowed to touch anything

I picked myself up off the ground
Shook the grass from my hair and I
Walked around
Felt the warm sun in my eye
Strangers were passing by
I shinnied up the black walnut tree
Let the hard blue sky fall right through me
And I saw the sad young cardinals trying to sing
And I should not be allowed to touch anything

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

  • "MSDB is not about a romantic relationship, I hate to say, but that's all right. ["What's the narrator so worked up about then?"] death." -- John on Twitter

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