It’s been awhile since The Walking Dead featured a song as part of a big scene in an episode. In fact, tonight’s “Still” episode was the first time a song has been featured in the second half of Season 4.
At the end of the “Still” episode, the song that plays in the background as Daryl Dixon and Beth Green torch the house they had been staying at is “Up The Wolves” by The Mountain Goats.
Here are the lyrics of the song: “There’s bound to be a ghost at the back of your closet. No matter where you live. There’ll always be a few things, maybe several things that you’re gonna find really difficult to forgive. There’s gonna come a day when you’ll feel better. You’ll rise up free and easy on that day and float from branch to branch, lighter than the air. Just when that day is coming, who can say, who can say, our mother has been absent ever since we found Rome, but there gonna be a party when the wolf comes home. We’re gonna commandeer the local airwaves to tell the neighbors what's been going on, and they will shake their heads and wag their bony fingers in all the wrong directions, and by daybreak we'll be gone. I'm gonna get myself in fighting trim, scope out every angle of unfair advantage. I'm gonna bribe the officials. I'm gonna kill all the judges. It's gonna take you people years to recover from all of the damage.”
It’s a great song, which really fit the mood of the episode and scene that was unfolding. We’be embedded a NPR Music YouTube upload of The Mountain Goats below. The song is from the Mountain Goats album The Sunset Tree, which we’re betting will see a huge increase in iTunes sales from the episode.