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Cass McCombs - Mangy Love Opposite House


  • ISRC:USEP41613004
  • Recorded:2016
  •  ©2016 Anti
  • Bass:Dan Horne
  • Drums:Jesse Lee
  • Vocals, Guitar:Cass McCombs
  • Vocals:Angel Olsen
  • Organ, Keys:Lee Pardini
  • Congas:Ryan Sawyer


The ceiling’s on the floor
floor’s in the refrigerator
what of the door?
it’s there no more

When it rains inside
there’s nowhere to hide
which is why
I’m all sunshine

Aint nobody warned you
aint nobody warned me too
if Hell is above you
you’re even lower than I knew
oh why does it rain inside?

Mine is an opposite house
rain inside when it’s sunny out
outside in
inside out

One step forward, two steps back
they say opposites attract
but they haven’t tracked
in my odd shack

The opposite of white
isn’t black but rainbow blood
this house is too narrow
and made from endangered wood
oh why does it rain inside?

How do you make a magnet?
you create a potential
just an old refrigerator magnet
repelled and pulled
tell me why…

Living in a golden age
why do these words sound so strange?
nothing’s changed
inside this cage

From the window I can see
you coming back to me
how can this be?
my window’s a tree

Pet snakes in the hall
pet snakes, wall to wall
coiling where the mice crawl
winter, spring, summer and fall
oh why does it rain inside?