Goat

Lyrics: Todd Sheaffer
Music: Todd Sheaffer

A Railroad Earth song played with Phil & Friends at the Mardi Gras concert in 2005.

Clock ticking on the chained man walking
Heading up a county road
Out of town and into the desert
Carrying the weight of the old scapegoat

Been too much talk and rumour
Somebody's gotta pay
Tie a scarlet thread on the neck
Walk it out of town, somewhere far away

Been too much fear and trouble
Somebody's gotta go
Take the hate on the back
Walk it out of town somewhere far away

When you go
Take the fear and violence with you
When you go
Take the writing from the wall
Let's walk this goat around
Get him loaded down
Let's run this goat right out of town
Oh, before the sun goes down

Too much loot in the palace
Somebody's gotta go
With a naked neck, take the sharp of a knife
Bleed the sins away

Too much blood in the river
Somebody gotta go
Take the hate on the back
Off the rocky cliff to the abyss below

When you go
Take the fear and violence with you
When you go
Take the writing from the wall
Let's walk this goat around
Get him loaded down
Let's run this goat right out of town

When you go
Take the sin and darkness with you
When you go
We'll fire our guns into the air
Let's walk this goat around
Let's get him loaded down
Let's run this goat right out of town
Oh, before the sun goes down

Take one last look at the scapegoat
Baggy eyed and loaded down
Shaggy beard, sad and broken
The old goay falls without a sound

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