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Modest Mouse

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Well, there's one thing to know about this town,
Not a person doesn't want me underground.
and that's alright.

 
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Well, there's one thing to know about this town,
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A serious mistake in a nightie,
A grave disappointment all round
Is all that you'll get from th'Almighty,
Is all that you'll get underground.
Oh he said: "If you lay off the crumpet
I'll see you alright in the end.
Just hang on until the last trumpet.
Have faith in me, chum I'm your friend."

 
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Day after day
They send my friends away
To mansions cold and grey.
To the far side of town
Where the thin men stalk the streets
While the sane stay underground.

 
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