King of Carrot Flowers, Part 1


When you were young you were the king of carrot flowers
And how you built a tower tumbling through the trees
In holy rattlesnakes that fell all around your feet
 
And your mom would stick a fork right into daddy's shoulder
And your dad would throw the garbage all across the floor
As we would lay and learn what each other's bodies were for
 
And this is the room one afternoon I knew I could love you
And from above you how I sank into your soul
Into that secret place where no one dares to go
 
And your mom would sink until she was no longer speaking
And dad would dream of all the different ways to die
Each one a little more than he could dare to try
 
 

found on:
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

words: Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel)

last performed: January 9, 2000, The Lounge Ax, Chicago

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