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the handsome family – bottomless hole lyrics


my name i don’t remember, though i hail from ohio
i had a wife and children, good tires on my car
what took me from my home and put me in the earth
was the mouth of a deep, dark hole i found behind my barn

we’d been filling it with garbage as long as you could count
kitchen scr-ps and dead cows, tractors broken down
but never did i hear one thing hit the ground
and slowly i came to fear that this was a bottomless hole

i went out behind the barn and stared down in that hole
late into the evening my mind would not let go
so i got out my ropes and a rusty claw-foot tub
and i rigged myself a chariot to ride down in that hole

my wife, she did help me, she fed me down the ropes
and then i sank away from the surface of this world
with the last rope pulled tight, i had not reached the end
and in anger i swung there, down in that dark abyss

so i got out my knife, i told my wife goodbye
i cut loose from the ropes and fell on down that hole
and still i am there falling down in this evil pit
but until i hit the bottom, i won’t believe it’s bottomless