The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride Lyrics

Credits
release date: 2008-2-18
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:42
producer: Scott Solter and John Vanderslice
mixer: Scott Solter
recording engineer: Scott Solter and Aaron Prellwitz
assistant recording engineer: Timin Murray
Lyrics
Well, they come and pull me from my house
And they drag my body through the streets
And the sun's so hot I think I'll catch fire and burn up
In the summer air so moist and sweet

And the people all come out to cheer
Rocks in the pathway break my skin
And there's honeysuckle on the faint breeze today
With every breath I'm drawing in

I want to cry out
But I don't scream and I don't shout
And I feel so proud to be alive
And I feel so proud when the reckoning arrives

The crowds grow denser by the second
As we near the center of the town
And they dig a trench right in the main square right there
And they pick me up and throw me down

And I start laughing like a child
And I mark their faces one by one
Transfiguration's going to come for me at last
And I will burn hotter than the sun

I waited so long
And now I taste jasmine on my tongue
And I feel so proud to be alive
And I feel so proud when the reckoning arrives

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Sax Rohmer #1
  • 2 San Bernardino
  • 3 Heretic Pride
  • 4 Autoclave
  • 5 New Zion
  • 6 So Desperate
  • 7 In the Craters on the Moon
  • 8 Lovecraft in Brooklyn
  • 9 Tianchi Lake
  • 10 How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
  • 11 Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident
  • 12 Sept 15th 1983
  • 13 Michael Myers Resplendent