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Dutch Orchestra Blues

from Isopanisad Radio Hour by the Mountain Goats

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Somewhere in secret, the Dutch orchestra's playing.
Somewhere in secret, the dutch orchestra's playin real nice,
real nice.

And they play so quiet, you can hear the passing traffic.
They play so quiet, you can hear the passing traffic,
and the cars buzz by, and the wind blows.
And I may walk past, and I may not,
and someone may notice, or it may all slide right by.
And you may love me, or you may not love me at all anymore,
but the sun will shine on Holland in the spring;
and God will watch over the members of the orchestra for me
with all his available energies.


from Isopanisad Radio Hour, released May 1, 2000


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John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life.
—John Hodgman, 2012
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