Passaic, 1975 is an unreleased song by the Mountain Goats.
Write something down in illegible script As we're approaching the landing strip New Gibson SG, inlaid with pearl Tonight Passaic, tomorrow the world In a Holiday Inn by a nameless river Renew the assault on my lungs and my liver And while I'm waiting for the company man Slip on my kimono that I got in Japan Tell the crowd, tell the world I want everyone to get high Tell your friends, tell your family I want everyone to get high The tech crew in Memphis has a present for me A screen that scrolls lyrics like the ones they had in TV Deluxe model, one of only 5000 made Black out that night in front of ten thousand paid And in the back lounge in between the stops Contingency plans in case the new one flops Sometimes I wake up coughing up blood Tonight Indianapolis, tomorrow the flood Tell the person next to you I want everyone to get high Tell my friends, tell my mother I want everyone to get high
Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit
- "This is a song about a guy who is on tour with a rock band, but a much bigger band than the Mountain Goats." -- 2015-05-29 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA