the aeroplane over the sea

King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
  • King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
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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 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 drink 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.

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
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What a beautiful face I have found in this place
that is circling all ‘round the sun.
What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen
in a blink of an eye and be gone from me.

Soft and sweet, let me hold it close and keep it here with me.

And one day we will die and our ashes will fly
from the aeroplane over the sea.

But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun
and count every beautiful thing we can see.

Love to be in the arms of all I’m keeping here with me.