Neutral Milk Hotel Circle Of Friends

Greet all your friends and they say hello

They tie all your ends until they tie

Yourself in again into something whole

Something secure and lost inside

And climb away

All of the forces we uphold

And all of the dangers we escape

You wonder sometimes how long we’ll hold

Till all of this anger shows its way

And breaks

Away

I’m okay

I’m okay

I’m okay

There are just some things we can’t know

There are just some things you can’t face

But I will secure myself and blow

Against this disease that you embrace

And waste away

And beginning again takes so much time

And all of your friends come to watch you go

And as your machine pulls from the drive

You watch as their empty hearts explode

And blow

Away

Away

I’m okay

I’m okay

Neutral Milk Hotel A&E Melody

You can deny all your addictions

da da da da da

(burp)

do do de de do

(burp)

la la la la la la la

That’s how the melody goes

It’s on tape so I won’t forget it

‘Cause I’m a pretty weird guy

And I probably won’t remember it

‘Cause it’s currently 2:30 in the morning

And I’m smoking cigarettes

And I just came up with this melody and wrote some lyrics

And I think it’s gonna turn into a song

So I guess I’ll just put it on a tape

But then again these tapes cost me two dollars

And I’m wasting more space than I should

So I’ll shut up

So OK

Neutral Milk Hotel Bucket

Shadows on my wall

They creep and crawl in burning white

They dream of waterfalls

Catching slow bright streams of light.

And life can be so weird

Bucket full of fear

But it’s alright

I’m on an isle

And I’ve still got time to fly away

Shadows in my dreams

They’re painting scenes of time with you

I’m hoping all these things

and the strength they bring will pull me through

and life can be so weird

Bucket full of fear

But it’s alright

I’m on an isle

And I’ve still got time to fly away.

Neutral Milk Hotel April 8th

Crawl across toward your window

I’m calling softly from the street

Always a lonely widow

half-awake and sleeping on my feet

I’m of age but have no children

No quarter phone booth calls to home

Just late night television

inside my bedroom all alone

There is no use in waiting

offer up your steps so I can climb

Show me all your figure paintings

etched in the middle of the night

Let me stretch upon your carpet

let me hear the rain tap on your street

knowing I am safe on the inside

blankets wrapped and drifting off to sleep

Neutral Milk Hotel Arms So Real

Folded in to arms, so real (or I hold it into arms so real)

There is something that we can’t feel

Life’s not horrible all the time

Smokes and cups and words of rhyme

Dripping ceiling, lemon-lime

I love you, and that’s all I have to say

Eyes of gray and pavement green

Wrap your arms around the seam

Take your love and hold it close

Just slightest suggestion

Eyes of gray and pavement green

Wrap your arms around the seam

Take your love and hold it close

Just slightest suggestion

Spinning slightly ‘round

My head hits the ground

A seed pops out

Glows the thought, then (or Globes of thought, then)

Descends the thought to you, with love

With love

With love

Neutral Milk Hotel Communist Daughter

Sweet communist, the communist daughter

Standing on the sea-weed water

Semen stains the mountaintops

Semen stains the mountaintops

With coca leaves along the border

Sweetness swings from every corner

Cars careening from the clouds

The bridges burst and twist around

And wanting something warm and moving

Bend towards herself, the soothing

Proves that she must still exist

She moves herself about her fist

Sweet communist, the communist daughter

Standing on the sea-weed water

Semen stains the mountaintops

Semen stains the mountaintops

Neutral Milk Hotel Biscuit

Your mother’s mouth pressed gently against doorknobs

And there’s so much fuckin’ piss swimming into and out of the kitchen

Three feet up to the knees with cups and carrot sticks from our warm, golden glow of the refrigerator