I saw The Mountain Goats recently. They played a lot of Tallahassee and a lot of Sunset Tree. I am not the Tallahassee expert on this blog, but I thought I would write about "Game Shows Touch Our Lives" anyway, because they played it and I like it and it's one of those Mountain Goats songs that sounds like it could be romantic if you didn't know the Mountain Goats. Or even if you just didn't listen to the song closely enough to catch the little betrayals that signal that, whether or not I'm in the mood/the mood for you, something isn't quite right.
But apparently Mountain Goats fans all love these lines, just like I love these lines:
People say friends don't destroy one another
What do they know about friends?
Because the whole room sang them like it was the last chance they would get to sing along with a song until "No Children."