The True Story of the Monster of the Potomac

from by Hand Grenade Job

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lyrics

Sligo Creek is filmed over and green. The air is wet and heavy. The door of Sarah's house says "friendship is a sheltering tree." The only home I'll ever know. Never let me go. If you come back to DC, I'll take you for a ride on Beach Drive. We'll swim in the river, hold each other underwater, just like in a dream. The only home I'll ever know, never let me go.

Lead in the water. Heavy in my blood. Ripcurrents in the river, pray to suck me under. I hope I'm drowned forever. For what I am more than what I've done. I hope they call me the monster of the Potomac, and swimming young lovers feel me winding round their ankles, down in the muck, my hair strangely wet, somewhere between water and slime, pulling them under, all of the time.

Sligo Creek is filmed over and green. Please don't let go of me.

credits

from Devotionals, released February 24, 2017
Beck Levy: voice, autoharp.
Erin McCarley: voice, drums.
Kyle Gilbride: guitar.

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