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The Mountain Goats – The Great Gold Sheep Lyrics

The Great Gold Sheep Lyrics – The Mountain Goats

I’m going to do what I like
I’m going to live how I want
I’m going to build myself a great estate
With lots of statues out front

Choirs from the Curtis Institute
Singing me to sleep
Wake up and worship the great gold sheep

I’m going to walk the pathways of the ancients
I’m going to let my name be known
I’m going to see the wild haunts of this world
And carve a place out all my own

Heat up the iron until it glows
Burn the brand so deep
Wake up and worship the great gold sheep

There’s only one, splendid and fine
The ages attest it’s wondrous design
You and me stand somehow above the fray
And name everyone who’s throwing their chance away

I’m going to write my name on everything
I’m going to leave a lasting legacy
And when my body’s thrown with great force from a window
The dogs will fight for whatever’s left of me

Shallow grave among the weeds
Where the pale worms creep
Wake up and worship the great gold sheep