I am going to make it through this year
If it kills me
I am going to make it though this year
If it kills me

from The Mountain Goats – This Year Lyrics on Rap Genius


The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle adding drama to the old adage, “I am going to do X if it’s the last thing I do.”

-Darnielle, looking determined

This whole album is about John’s experiences growing up with an abusive stepfather. The refrain reflects the mindset of a teen in a violent situation, just trying to make it, even if it kills him.

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