Animal Collective Queen In My Pictures

She used to be a fragile baby in a Golden place

But now it seems her acid visions have come and changed

That face she says

I’m hallucinating

Queen in my pictures

She’s drawing demon clusters on her stucco walls

And hanging all her clothing from her mothers ceiling

I’m hallucinating

Queen in my pictures

And all the handsome fellas used to want to hold her hand

But now she’s finding it hard to find a loving man

I’m hallucinating

Queen in my pictures

I met her recently upon a swollen Nile

She spoke to me with [?] disconnected rhyme now

I am hallucinating

Queen in my pictures

Animal Collective For Reverend Green

From one moment to a next

Reading in the papers to know what’s best

Sometimes you don’t know yourself

Eating loads of vitamins for your health

From one moment to a next

Red negativity in the street

Maybe it’s the dirt, maybe it’s the heat

A baby on a bus smiled at me so easy

Now I think it’s alright we’re together

Now I think that’s a riot

Now I think it’s the best we’ve ever played it

Now I think that’s a riot

Now I think it’s alright to feel inhuman

Now I think that’s a riot

Now I think it’s alright we’ll sing together

Now I think that’s a riot

A running child’s bloody with burning knees

A careless child’s money flew in the trees

A camping child’s happy with winter’s freeze

A lucky child don’t know how lucky she is

From one moment to a next

A thousand wasted Brooklyners are depressed

The ins and outs of supper’s chest

He’ll only be your friend if he touches your breasts

From one moment to a next

A shifting in the plates of what you ingest

From sugared teas to honeyed pests

Bulimic vegetarian wins weight contest

Now I thinks it’s alright we’re together

Now I think that’s a riot

Now I think it’s the best we’ve ever played it

Now I think that’s a riot

Now I think it’s alright to feel inhuman

Now I think that’s a riot

Now I think it’s alright we’ll sing together

Now I think that’s a riot

A running child’s bloody with burning knees

A careless child’s money flew in the trees

A camping child’s happy with winter’s freeze

A lucky child don’t know how lucky he is

For Reverend Green.

Animal Collective Bluish

I’m getting lost in your curls

I’m drawing pictures on your skin,

So soft it twirls.

I like your looks when you get mean

I know I shouldn’t say so but when you

Claw me like a cat, I’m beaming

I like the way you squeeze my hand

Pulling me to another dream,

We should dream.

I’m getting lost in your curls

I’m getting crushed out on the things

that only I should see

They’re not for boys, they’re just for me

Hurry to talk, from far away

I can’t see you

You curl your fists when you pull your hair

When we’re alone, I wanna say

Let’s just stay in, no one’s here in our apartment babe

Put on the dress that I like

It makes me so crazy, though I can’t say why

Keep on your stockings for a while

There’s some kind of magic in the way you’re lying there

I’m getting lost in your curls

I’m getting rushed back on a whim,

Our breath gets weird

Back to the time when we were green

I know we have changed

But I still grin ’cause I can wake to see you

Back to the time I touched your hand

When I was so scared to look that mean

I think it’s weird

I’m getting lost in your curls

I’m getting crushed out on the things

that only I should see

They’re not for boys, they’re just for me

When we do talk from far away

It’s so hard for me

Only to get the urge to kiss you there

When we’re alone, I wanna say

Let’s just stay in, no one’s here in our apartment babe

Put on the dress that I like

It makes me so crazy, though I can’t say why

Keep on your stockings for a while

There’s some kind of magic in the way you’re lying…

Put on your dress that I like

It makes me so crazy, though I can’t say why

Keep on your stockings for a while

There’s some kind of magic in the way you talk about your

Blue eyeshadow

It’s not exactly blue though

I refuse to call it anything but your blue…

Animal Collective Native Belle

Pretending I am a worm,

Has proved all too easy.

Well I sense some problem [?]

It’s the kind of smoke that could make us invisible.

See the things, I haven’t seen you lately,

In the purple that I dove into.

Which is a version of my [?]

And your asthma can [?] still.

So do you, so do you, so do you,

Love me, love me, love me.

So do you, so do you, so do you,

Love me, love me, love me.

So do you, so do you, so do you,

Love me, love me, love me.

Things’ll get better.

The words I’m kindred with like [?]

With the children that could make us a house [?]

I sew my face into a permanent crush high,

I play with [?] behind the newsstand.

So do you, so do you, so do you,

Love me, love me, love me.

So do you, so do you, so do you,

Love me, love me, love me.

So do you, so do you, so do you,

Love me, love me, love me.

Things’ll get better.

So, it’s nice in the breeze,

Ghosts are all looking for pennies in the trees.

Picnic [?] are brushing me and brushing me,

It is over.

Animal Collective La Rapet

It’s what you see in men, does my rugged face cut scars like daggers

Faces on the wall, we can’t touch you but you move our hobby

Reach into the hall, step around the feast and find the lobby

Open up the door, see an angel and you’ll lose your body

My body…

Her angel…

Picking out a name, stretching out on your sheets

Isabelle, Isabelle, can’t you hear me I can’t tell

Is the devil in the room, is he hiding in the first drawer

Hold me dear, hold me dear, can’t you feel me touch your ear

Meat was on the bone, but the children huddled and devoured

Keep them in the home, let their minds go where their bikes can’t take them

Flinching finds me first, so I’ll hide ’til she is in the basement

When I light the match, touching angels shadows on the ceiling

Racing ’round the room, your forehead is on fire

Isabelle, Isabelle they’re all talking you’re not well

Looking like a ghost doctors shaking their heads

Say my name, say my name can’t you hear me I’m to blame

(There have been sadder days…)

Starting to rotting… pretty angel

Grab the preachers throat, can’t you see the light within the shutters

Who set up the ball, don’t you see your dancing frees my chances

Put me on my feet, there’s an angel with a hand that’s open

Write my name in ink, send a letter to the ground and beg him

Folding all your clothes, changing all your bed sheets

Isabelle, Isabelle, you’re not with me where I dwell

Drinking from your glass, smash it on the pyre

It’s a shame, it’s a shame don’t you see me, I’m to blame

Some people’s lives awake to itsy-bitsy I’m-so-sorry’s

The branch breaks, you crack a window and the wind might say

“The birds are calling for you please don’t follow…”

Animal Collective Turn Into Something

Oh twisted me I came to eat at the hall where we danced to some duds

My crowd of pals observed my fingers and prayed for the lunch I had hung

And cheers rolled out and I thought early of tunas in tennisons tubs.

That should turn into something

You should turn into something

Oh blissful bleed I came out peaking and leaked out like a wet clown

My tears rolled down and arms went round at night I gaped at her gowns

So often green but she held me my curtains were covered in hounds

She said

Mom “oh my sweet goodess wish you could be here every time

Mom “but don’t miss me goodness because I rub away everytime

Baby “then groan at the goodness but do you mean not every time?”

Baby “then gone in the goodness wish I could stay here everytime”

A mistful meet with teachers speaking there muffled by buzzes and hums

So headphone tones do float me home my chair was begging to come

And I’m not bummed some works not fun then we crawl in the carpet like bugs

Unrestful eve I sipped on leaks and sat in the room had a grudge

The jummping dust made catfish bust from corners now dripping with mud

And she knocked twice and we got silly and noone knew what would come..

She said

Lover “oh my sweet goodness wish you could be here everytime

Lover “but don’t miss me goodness because I rub away every time”

Other lover “then groan at the goodness but do you mean not everytime”

Other lover “then gone in the goodness wish I could stay here everytime”

But you’ll turn into something

You should turn into something

Animal Collective Mouth Wooed Her

“I started playing the game…and liked the game.”

Good day, assassinate a

Tribe of lice of mine and yours

You’re so good and natural

My arms are peeling

Cause you’re so

Close to bite

I’m dying my face

So I can take you out

At breakfast time

Yes you’re nice

Not nice at school but

All so violent

All so sure

I can figure it out

I think I have

Can we be patient

Time for a nap

And now

If I could just fix the clock

I’d take you out

At breakfast time

I don’t want no one no

I don’t want none agua

I don’t want one of that

I don’t want none of no

I don’t want no one no

I don’t want one of the

I don’t want no one no

I don’t want no one no

I’ve been thinking

Better not

Better chance, with better rosary

Words are pudding,

If they won’t look out

Can we get dressed,

Now lets all go out

Oh let’s

The dye on my face is topping

All the cakes

At breakfast time

Better drink it all

If I can have it

I need mouth water

Animal Collective Vertical

Mountains in Kauai

Make me feel so lowly

Cower at their power

Vertical I like

Dizzy under buildings

Bending like their willing

Is it what I’m seeing

Vertical is fright

Hard to gain perspective

Often it’s perplexing

Reaching for a record

Vertical is sight

Hanging on a pylon

Dropping from a million

Jumping hill to hill on

Vertical is height

People live above you

Postured like a totem

Runnin’ up some stairs oh

Vertical is might

Stalling on a nose and

Places to propose in

Seeing everything from

Vertical is light

Diamonds of the sky on

Black and endless background

Reaching out to grab them

Vertical at night

My imagination

Reaches to forever

Like an endless tower

Vertical I write

So high and still it sends a feeling through me

(Oh up above me falling over)

Suddenly not vertical

Breathe in the air the goes through a system that is

(down below me working steady)

Weary when it’s vertical

A tree we are with limbs extending to the sun

(Single holly

Finches calling)

Very lovely vertical

Come find me floating up if you should find me gone

(Nice and

Breezy

Spirits easy)

Did you hear a child say?

My feet can’t cross the parking lot

The parking lot is way too hot

Then everything went vertical

At the tips of cities

Birds are tracing columns

Windows bend in wind

Vertical in flight

Down below a statue

People stand in poses

Making good impressions

Vertical delights

Lying on a trunk

And waiting to be dreaming

Startled by a thumpin

Vertical insight

Lots of people thinkin

Thinking about falling

Nothing but a rope so

Vertical hold tight

Sometimes you feel the pressure dropping on you

(Heavy folders

Daring soldiers)

Crashing from the vertical

I start to wonder does this system matter?

(Crumbling boulder

Couldn’t hold her)

Only if it’s vertical

Even in leaves some creatures build themselves a home

(Ancient maples

Empty stables)

Can’t always be vertical

Lifted above the din their worlds a peaceful dome

(Natures diet

Finding quiet)

They don’t hear the child say

My feet won’t cross the parking lot

The parking lot is way too hot

The everything went vertical

Animal Collective Chores

If I say too bad

I’ll take a lesson in my head

I’ve got to have till I am dead

Now I’ve got these chores

And I’m never going to hurt no one

And when at last

My work is done

I only only want the time

To do one thing that I like

I want to get so stoned

And take a walk out in the light drizzle

At the end of the day

When there’s no one watching

It’s not going to happen.