Animal Collective Man Of Oil

Peaceful songs

We’ll get along

If we lead ’em together in the armory

On my knees

My head on your queasy stomach

Can not keep my chin up

I woke to sweats in the night

Strange sensation to feel alive

I find it so hard to tell you

I’m afraid to forget the smell of you

Wizard with a wand

Competing with the lightning

Coward and also a king

And a man of oil

Floating logs on the dark stream

Move me unlike apologies I’m texting

Broken limbs filled with smooth snakeskin

On a Ferris wheel far from cash, love

You’ve got to have the tough guts

So you’re hung like a human

And watch the young nuts grow

I find it so hard to hear you

Say you think that I never hear you

Wizard with a wand

Competing with the lightning

Coward and also a king

And a man of oil

I woke to sweats in the night

Strange sensation to be alive

I find it so hard to tell you

I’m afraid to forget the smell of you

Wizard with a wand

Competing with the lightning

Coward and also a king

And a man of oil

Animal Collective Bleed

“You know, those red moments where it’s thin, like, pretty, early on, and… But then, simul- I also, like, include the… like the tinted blues”

Blessed

Nightmare

Heart pain

Hurtful

Somehow

I feel

Hopeful

Listen

Nightmare

New plane

I swore

Good friend

I’ve been

Shameful

That I must bleed

Blessed

Lightning

Heart pain

Hurtful

Somehow

I feel

Hopeful

Listen

Nightmare

New plane

I swore

Good friend

I’ve been

Shameful

That I must bleed

Blessed

Lightning

Heart pain

Hurtful

Somehow

I feel

Hopeful

Listen

Nightmare

New plane

I swore

Good friend

I feel

Shameful

That I must bleed

Animal Collective Doggy

Dog of height in the trees

Won’t you come down doggy

Such a sweet doggy

I brought you your dinner

My doggy I miss you kissing from my

I remember when I first got you doggy

But you lay there so still doggy

You lay there

So still

Dog who fell to the ground

Twisted your neck doggy

Don’t look right doggy

The bet came with sutures

He said Dave

Hay the doctor cannot save you dog

But I remember when I first got you dog

You lay there so still dog

You lay there so still

Dog of depth in the dirt

They buried you deep doggy

You’re the best doggy

My friend has a doggy

She’s real nice dog

I wish you could chase her round my yard

I remember when I first got you dog

But you lay there so still doggy

You lay there so still

Animal Collective Monkey Riches

Lately I need a better plan

I want to get my knees out in the dirt with my hands

‘Cause I have been a cerebral spouse

Now my legs want to go into the emerald house

And I want to look out

I don’t want to bail out

And I want to help out

I don’t want to nod out

I don’t want to knock you down

But why am I still looking for a golden age?

You tell me that I ought to have a golden wage

Every time I look up at that blurry sun

All I think about are bodies floating up

Everybody ought to get that special glance

Why does dawn leave everybody home with chance?

It makes me wonder how I even wrote this song

Does this not occur to almost everyone?

It makes a monkey wretch

It makes a monkey rich

Lately I want to be in my heart

But where exactly is my heart and where does it start?

I don’t want that Tylenol

Can I sing and make change without crushing clams?

I can help the little things but I have big plans

I don’t want that Tylenol

It makes a monkey wretch

It makes a monkey rich

Animal Collective Alvin Row

Baby, love me now that you are born, oh! Baby!

Baby in your cradle look at me

Baby speak in rhythms now you’re three

Ride your German Shepherd ’till you’re five

Baby think the TV is alive

Baby spend the night out you’re thirteen

Bending for a wish your candles lean

Baby bang erasers and wash the board

Think just yesterday you wore a sword

Watch your new years evening wash away

You’re on the floor, can you hear me troubadour?

Alvin row tangled in your broken kite

It’s hard to be Ben Franklin but

Try staying against the light

Old clapper you can step inside

Accustomed to the rust your silver child

Alvin Row, we’re glad to see that you can fake it

White corn grow on every side

But you can’t take it, the yellow wardrobes suits you fine

Alvin all these visions smile, let them do your makeup I know

Alvin Row, half of them are on your side

The other figments all are being completely unselfish today

And all behind the right man here

My mind is not unkind it’s just not open

Alvin Row, I watched the mime crying his winches

Brown black bag, we’ll let you be until you’ll fade

Now fade, now fade, now fade, now…

Tired of reaching for the lampshade, baby reading, baby love me

Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun!

Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuun! Ruuuuuuuuun!

I told the baker’s daughter that I didn’t want the water

She only likes it when I beg, so I expect she’s waiting

I told the baker’s daughter that I didn’t want their water

She only likes it when I beg, so I expect she’s waiting

Row, Alvin Row, Alvin Row, Alvin Row, Row Alvin

I remember the day that I walked away from this empty flight

‘Cause the demons are really the ones when there’s nothing on

Words slip by when I’m silent I have to let so many people down

But the bell from the ice cream man comes to save the day

The winter comes, we do not wander, I belong

The chocolate shakes, the sun awakes, I play ping pong

The autumn clouds distort and crowd, you’d better go long

I pulled the glass it dripped too fast for second dawn

Since we passed through the maze as we unlock the stage of my other ride

I remember the shining, the spot on the day she played

Though I never knew Moses I know many noses with thoughts like me

Take a drive to the Jacksonville pharmacy and pretend

That a new apartment and a heart don’t make me old

‘Cause a spinal rage and lit a page and I’ve been told

But I’m walking on a wire with eight other eyes

Be sure to play the best of you eight other sides

When I’ll stay shy, you stay shy, dear Alvin

When I’ll say bye, you say bye, dear Alvin

When I’ll say go, you say go, dear Alvin

When I sing Row, you sing Row, dear Alvin

When I’ll stay shy, you stay shy, dear Alvin

When I’ll say bye, you say bye, dear Alvin

When I’ll say go, you say go, dear Alvin

When I’ll sing Row, you sing Row, dear Alvin

When I’ll say go, you say go, dear Alvin

Why that’s funny! My voice didn’t come back to me.

I’ll try it again. Hello? Hello?!

Oh my goodness!!!! Now my singing voice is gone!

…My singing voice is gone! …My singing voice is gone!

…My singing voice is gone! …My singing voice is gone!

…My singing voice is gone! …My singing voice is gone!

…My singing voice is…

Animal Collective Kids On Holiday

Are you waiting for me?

At the end of the airport

I’m off buying our tickets

Auteur in hibernation

But I’m feeling impatient

We were late for departure

And the smell of pajamas

Is what makes me feel frivol

There are minutes for sleeping

But we didn’t have minutes to spare

So you’re feeling sleepy

Sympathize with the retard

Being held by his mother

She’s got spit in her napkin

And she’s pushing him that way

Like a stench to the men’s room

And it’s making you nauseous

Where the hell have I got to?

There’s a boy who’s a Krishna

And he thinks you look pretty

Well, he’s eyeing your stockings

He’s got books to help you with your life

But there’s no need to worry

This is just a vacation

It’s not permanent leaving

Every kid gets excited

When his parents are yelling

Cause they ordered a Lincoln

And they received a compact

And there’s fat nuns and tenors

Who are blocking departure

Till I’m birthed from their vulvas

And I kiss you and hug you

Do you remember our forfeits?

And you shout at the platform

Here we come mister airplane [4x]

Please, Please, Please, Please

Try, Try, Try, Try

To enjoy your roots

Have some fun, fun,

fun, fun

Kids on holiday

(Holiday, holiday, holiday, holiday fun)

Animal Collective #1

[Noah:] Mine I want.

I caught you when your line got disconnected trouble.

Respect the hive, it seems like days since you ejected.

Your mom and I will dance you through your bad weather.

Young love is fine, just please respect the candles as they line.

Now Son!

[Noah:] I won’t waste time, I won’t waste mine

I know there will be times, you wonder why it can’t stay simple

Your mom and I.

To pet your head and dress your lettuce.

Don’t work all night and split your hair and sleep on numbers.

Young love is bright.

Just please respect the candles in a line.

Now Son!

[Noah (live version):] I won’t let you get through my head, I won’t let you get to my head.

Animal Collective Fireworks

Now it’s day, I’ve been trying to get that taste off my tongue

I was dreaming of just you, now our cereal, it is warm

Attractive day in the rubble of the night from before

Now I can’t walk in a vacuum, I feel ugly, feel my pores

It’s the trees of this day that I do battle with for the light

Then I start to feel tragic, people greet me, I’m polite

“What’s the day? ” “What are you doing? “

“How’s your mood? ” “How’s that song? “

Man it passes right by me, it’s behind me, now it’s gone

And I can’t lift you up cause my mind is tired

It’s family beaches that I desire

A sacred night, where we’ll watch the fireworks

The frightened babies through

They’ve got two flashing eyes and they’re colored why

They make me feel that I’m only all I see sometimes.

I’ve been eating with a good friend who said

“A Genii made me out of the earth’s skin”

But in spite of her she is my birth kin,

She spits me out in her surely blood rivers

All the people that lurking in dominions of a hot Turk dish

If elephants are reaching for our purses, then meet me after the world with the shivers.

“What’s the day? ” “What you doing? “

“How’s your food? ” “How’s that song? “

Man it passes right by me, it’s behind me, now it’s gone

And I can’t lift you up cause my mind is tired, it’s family beaches that I desire

That sacred night where we watched the fireworks

They frightened the babies and you know they’ve got two flashing eyes

And if they are color blind, they make me feel, that you’re only what I see sometimes.

And I can’t lift you up cause my mind is tired, it’s family beaches that I desire

That sacred night where we watched the fireworks

They frightened the babies and you know they’ve got two flashing eyes

And if they are color blind, they make me feel, that I’m only what I see sometimes.

Animal Collective Lablakley Dress

My lady your lablakley dress

Descending from your shoulders

Its lifting me up

In surprise

I thought I’ve gone away

Your body rhythm shifts about

And sends me sweet aromas

That little sparkle

In your life

Its sugar on my day

I want to sleep with you at night

And wake up on your toes

As I kiss softly

From your stomach where we lay

Back

Animal Collective Derek

We had a white and blackish sheltie had a name when we first got him

I wish I had taken better care of him but he had it ok

Im sorry when I get unruly when you carry on so much I get a little tired

I hope you get over your teething it’s not easy when you feel sick

He had a sprightly walk you’d like him when he’d keep up along your side

Wrap your peckers what he told us me and mike looked at each other

Like whoa what was that then

Derek never woke up at night

And in the morning he’s ready to go

And he never had a voice like you

To scream with when he wanted something

I should have been so much more willing

To help out with all the things

That a dog like you needed

What do you

See when you

See inside of me

You can count

When you count

Count on me

What do you

See when you

See inside of me