Goat (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

March 12, 2004

Last played

October 28, 2017

Times played

201

Lyrics/Notes

clock tickin’ on the chained man walkin’
headin’ up a county road
out of town
into the desert
carryin’ the weight of the old scapegoat

too much talk & rumor
someone gotta take the blame
take the scarlet thread on the neck
walk it out of town
somewhere far away

too much fear & trouble
somebody’s gotta go
take the weight on their back
walk it outa town like the old scapegoat

when u go
take the fear & violence with you
when u go
take the writing from the wall
let’s walk this goat around . .
let’s get him loaded down
let’s run this goat right out of town
o . . . . ‘fore the sun go down

too much loot in the palace
somebody gotta pay
with a naked neck
take the sharp off the knife
bleed the sins away

too much blood in the river . . .
somebody gotta go
take the hate on their back . . .
off the rocky cliff to the abyss below

when u go . . . take the fear & violence with you
when u go . . . take the writing from the wall
let’s walk this goat around
let’s get him loaded down
let’s run this goat right out of town

when u go . . . take the sin & darkness with you
when u go . . . we’ll fire our guns into the air
let’s walk this goat around
let’s get him loaded down
let’s run this goat right out of town
o . . . ‘fore the sun go down

one last look at the scapegoat
baggy-eyed & loaded down
shaggy-bearded, sad & broken
the old goat falls without a sound

Shows played

2005-01-28 Theatre of the Living Arts
2005-02-19 Mexicali Blues
2005-03-03 Luther's Blues
2005-03-17 Chameleon Club
2005-03-31 8150 Club
2005-04-15 The Independent
2005-04-20 Stella Blue
2005-04-26 The Nick
2005-05-29 Jam on the River @ Penn's Landing
2005-10-14 Lincoln Theatre
2005-10-19 Bamboo Room
2005-10-29 Sherman Theater
2005-12-30 Theatre of the Living Arts