No children Lyrics

No children Lyrics
No children Lyrics

The Mountain Goats stand as a towering presence, their songs weaving tales of love, loss, and redemption with raw intensity and poetic brilliance. Among their most celebrated works is “No Children,” a stark and unflinching portrait of a toxic relationship, a blistering ballad that lays bare the destructive depths of human connection.

From the opening lines, “No Children” plunges into a vortex of emotional turmoil, the narrator’s venomous words dripping with vitriol and regret. The couple at the heart of the song is trapped in a cycle of self-destruction, their love twisted into a weapon of mutual annihilation.

No children Lyrics

[Verse 1]

I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us
I hope we come up with a failsafe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight
And I hope we hang on past the last exit
I hope it’s already too late

[Pre-Chorus]

And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
Someday burns down
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
And I never come back to this town again

[Chorus]

In my life
I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

[Verse 2]

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
I hope it bleeds all day long
Our friends say it’s darkest before the sun rises
We’re pretty sure they’re all wrong
I hope it stays dark forever
I hope the worst isn’t over
And I hope you blink before I do
And I hope I never get sober

[Pre-Chorus]

And I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can’t find one good thing to say
And I’d hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You’d stay the hell out of my way

[Chorus]

I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

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