This Year (Mountain Goats Cover) feat. Snow Days, John Muirhead

by Charlie Weber

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This is a cover of classic song "This Year" by The Mountain Goats from the album "The Sunset Tree." I recorded this entire track on my iPhone XR and mixed and mastered it all myself on Garage Band. This song is imperfect but I love it none the less. I am giving it away for free because I don't want to deal with royalties. So enjoy.

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I broke free on a Saturday morning
I put my pedal to the floor
Headed north on Mills Avenue
And listened to the engine roar

With my broken house behind me
And good things ahead
A girl named Cathy wants a little of my time
Six cylinders underneath the hood
Crashing and kicking
Aha! Listen to the engine wine

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

I played video games in a drunken haze
I was seventeen years young
Hurt my knuckles punching the machines
The taste of scotch rich on my tongue

And then Cathy showed up
And we hung out
Trading swigs from a bottle all bitter and clean
Locking eyes, Holding hands
Twin high maintenance machines

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

I drove home in the California dusk
I could feel the alcohol inside of me hum
Pictured the look on my stepfather's face
Ready for the bad things to come

I downshifted as I pulled into the driveway
The motor screaming out stuck in second gear
The scene ends badly as you might imagine
In a cavalcade of anger and fear
There will be feasting and dancing
In Jerusalem next year

I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

credits

released December 31, 2020
"This Year" was Written by The Mountain Goats
www.mountain-goats.com
This track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Charlie Weber

Vocal Talents featured:
John Muirhead
www.johnpmuirhead.com

Gary Hampton of Snow Days
snowdays.club

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Charlie Weber & The Glorious Failures. "Award Losing" Folk Rock from London Ontario.

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