The Eternal German Infant

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lyrics

THE ETERNAL GERMAN INFANT
(Lyrics by Dan McGowan)

C is for Chocolate Wolf
H is for Horseman and
A is for Amazing Pete
O is for Orange Cream and
S is for Straw Hat where she hid the Meteorite Key

P is for Pepper Witch
O is for Orange Rose and
I is for Ivory's Tin
N is for Number Nine
(Strawberry Number Nine)
T is for Twelve Little Pigs

They weren't even aware
The more that they guessed,
The worse they were off
Knives, there were Yellow Knives

C is for Clover 'Shrooms
H is for House of Cakes
A is for Along the sea
O is for Orange shore and
S is for Star Wheat House
What a tale, for certainly!

P is for Pink Wood House
O is for Orange Moon Cakes
I is for Ivory's key
N is for Number Nine
(Strawberry Number Nine)
T is for a Triumphee!

Nobody knew his name
The more that they guessed,
The worse they were off
Float to the Yellow Sky

You're not even aware
Of the path, and the covering of ice
Wicked Waterfall
From here on out, you'll be slipping all the time

Then the Wolf appeared,
Dressed as a man,
Told me about all his friends
He gave me a book and
Through the woods we went

So I could meet the rest

There in a Blue House,
They shook my hand,
Told me the Wolf was their King
All the trees smiled there
Everyone was dressed in gold,
With books like mine

They stared but never
Read the inside,
For an hour or so every day
This gave them energy,
So I did the same and stared
For three more years

I woke up one night
To see a moon beam
Shine on the tree with the huge grin
I looked intently and
Saw that it's smiling bark
Was only paint

When I looked back at the house,
It burst into flames,
Then everything turned to black
When I woke up I was
Running in circles
Where the house should have been

credits

from Quickly Quickly Quickly, released November 15, 2012
-Dan McGowan – Lead Vocals, Guitar
-Patrick McGowan – Bass, Backing Vocals
-Becky Osenenko - Keyboard
-Charles Batdorf – Guitar
-Joe Rizzolo – Drums

Additional Keyboards by R McGeddon

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