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

Neutral Milk Hotel Candy Coated Dream

A candy coated dream

With parks and trees and figurines

And her arms wrapped ’round my sleeve

With tiny steps and eyes of green;

Toy guitar that’s out of tune

Eyes fixed on morning time cartoons

And by the lantern of the moon

I will dream of a love like you

And will you hang up high

A family portrait smile

Will you kiss my child,

As she is dancing now;

This figure I will frame

A life without a name

But this thought I proclaim

I’m just romancing now

I’m only chancing now

A candy coated dream

With hearts and string and angel wings

And her life will fall between

The cracks that follow you and me

And will you hang up high

A family portrait smile

Will you kiss my child,

As she is dancing now;

This figure I will frame

A life without a name

But this thought I proclaim

I’m just romancing now

I’m only chancing now

Neutral Milk Hotel Angel Eyes

Angel eyes

You will sleep tonight

But do not be surprised

When you’re not waking

You gave away your soul

And the rest, they stole

But now it’s your own life that you are taking.

And all the world will rise in the morning

A sun will shine inside a winter sky

But you won’t be around to see that dawning

Oh, your heart will take the wind

And I will, once again, say goodbye.

Sweet surprise,

Look into the night

For it will be the last

You’ll be receiving

And when at last you fly

And kiss this world goodbye

You’ll be in my mind when I am dreaming

And all the world will rise in the morning

A sun will shine inside a winter sky

But you won’t be around to see that dawning

Oh, your heart will take the wind

And I will, once again, say goodbye

Ohh, say goodbye… [x3]

Neutral Milk Hotel Acid

I feel a fading here

I feel it everyday

It’s just a shaking fear

That hits when I awake

This pain has found me here

Always and all too waiting [?]

And if I disappear into your hiding place…

She had a mental problem

She couldn’t concentrate

She was her own delusion

She was her own mistake

She did a lot of acid

That put the voices down

And one day at her birthday

They found her hanging upside down

They say she lived her life on the avenue

They say she cried from the weight of her spit

They claim they were the only ones that she ever knew

Ah, but why are they weeping now?

When she was alive they were not around

They were locked in their own abyss

We met in the gutter

We shared a smoke or two

I told about my mother

She showed me her tattoo

We wandered through the city

Got lost in Fulton Town

And one day at her birthday

They found her hanging upside down

They say she live her life an American

They say she whored herself for pills

They claim they offered her their helping hand

But their talk’s all the same to me

To call themselves her family

It just makes me ill

Neutral Milk Hotel A Baby For Pree / Glow Into You

Blistering Pree, all smiling and swollen

Makes babies to breathe with their hearts hanging open

All over the sheets as soft as beets in some brown dresser drawer

And with bees in her breath and the rest of her ringing

They’ll sting through her chest with a force hard and beating

‘Til wonderfully wet she will get

Until she’s soaked inside her clothes

And there is no sorry to be sorry for

For roll around the floor some afternoon so sound and soft

It made her swallow all her sweat with every bit of breath she coughed

And when the day it came to pour

All her babies all across the bathroom floor

She will be swimming in them all forevermore

Glow right into you, I will glow

Right into you I will glow

Right into you

And I let you down

Swollen and small is where you find me now

That silver stripping off my tongue you’re tearing out

You’ll never hear me talk

Glow right into you, I will glow

Right into you I will glow

Right into you

And I will be strong, strong enough

To shout above your voice that’s blaring on

And your face that’s falling out into the dust of what you want

I’ll never hear you talk

Glow right into you, I will glow

Right into you I will glow

Right into you

And with my little fingers

I could make it all crumble

I could make it all over

Before you would even know

Glow