Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Animal Collective to Release "Grass" Single

The track has lyrics, but I can't decipher them and neither can you.

Here's the lyrics, transcribed by the patient people at the Animal Collective Discussion Board:

If you were searching for the lyrics to this song, fear not, as we've faithfully uploaded them to the web for everyone to read. They are moving, passionately written words that really emphasise the work and emotion put into their music for their fans to listen to and enjoy.

Update: The correct lyrics have been now posted. These come direct from the band itself. The previous lyrics were a guess done by fans. The previous version is still listed below, because they're laughable compared to the real ones. Thanks Ben.

Animal Collective - Grass

i was walking on feet
just like my fathers
and my knees were trying to reach you
at your mothers
cause my nose was screaming that you
smelled like a lover
but my hands were happy to treat you
like a brother then

we do the dance up on the plains
then i shake your shoulders
you push me down into the grains
who rubs our noses in the night? we do we do

pow pow now now pow pow now now

ive been into the plants and simple treasures
and i sew patches on pants and i get pleasure
and i dont make particular plans
cause they dont matter
if you keep on foolin in bed
with my sleeping patterns

we do the dance up on the plains
then i shake your shoulders
you push me down into the grains
who rubs our noses in the night? we do we do

pow pow now now pow pow now now

Whats with all the changes since the time i was aware
its like the apple eating people that we once were arent there
Did they empty out their pockets and debase their younger faces and you must make sure your happy when you leave your summer places

pretty little femur sitting in my cherry dream boat
id be sad if your rejected from my hip bone and my knee
if i sailed away from continents and touched my lovers hair then
you'd be very happy if i touched her there

pretty little femur sitting in my cherry dream boat
id be sad if your rejected from my hip bone and my knee
if i sailed away from continents and touched my lovers hair then
you'd be very happy if i touched her there
i was very nervous how i felt in there
i was very cautious what'd you say hey there
would you like to see me often
though you dont need to see me often
cause i'd like to see you often
though i dont need to see you often

we do the dance up on the plains
then i shake your shoulders
you push me down into the grains
who rubs our noses in the night?


Previous Guessed lyrics:

Well, I was walkin' on feet
Just like my father's
As my knees tried to reach you
At your mother's
My nose was sniffin' that you smelled
Like a lover
But my hands were havin' (happy?) to treat you
Like a brother

THANK YOU FOR THE PAIN!
Shakey shakey shoulders
Down to the river of the noses in the night

Well I've given up lips and simple treasures
As I cross across your bends and I get pleasure
And I don't tickle your limbs
'Cause they don't matter
But you keep on movin' in bed
With my sleepin' patterns

THANK YOU FOR THE PAIN!
Got shakey shakey shoulders
Down to the river of the noses in the night

What's with all the changin' since the time I was aware?
It's like the apple-eatin' people of the worlds were all there
They empty out their pockets and they're facing other places
And you must be sure you're happy when you leave some places
Three little people sittin' in my cherry tree
But I'd be sad to be rejected from (a hippo with?) amnesia
Sail away forgotten and to touch was almost heaven
You'd be very happy if I touched her there
Three little people sittin' in my cherry tree
But I'd be sad to be rejected from (a hippo with?) amnesia
Sail away forgotten and to touch was almost heaven
You'd be very happy if I touched her there
I was very nervous how I felt in there
I was very cautious--won't you say hey there
Would you like to see me often?
No, you don't need to see me often
Because I'd like to see you often
No, I don't need to see you often

THANK YOU FOR THE PAIN!
Now shake your shoulders
And go down to the river of the noses in the night

***

Here's the cover for the new album:

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comments:

Thanks for the lyrics! This song may be one of my favourite Animal Collective tracks period. It's incredibly infectious.

posted by ross

thanx alot for the lyrics! I can't stop listening to this song---- :)

posted by GIANLUCA

This song is so wierd, but its too good and it makes me feel happy :P

posted by Drakkar

This song is heavenly.

posted by Johnny

god i got the album a few days ago and i listen to it over and over and over again its so damn good so so fucking good

posted by tiffany

I'm so horrible misguided in the ways of figuring out lyrics, thank you. Any more from this album? anyone? PLEASE?! I LOOOve this album. Animal Collective are so talented. Utilizing vocals as instruments as well, brilliant.

posted by beth

here are the official lyrics from avey tare. i promise:

i was walking on feet just like my fathers and my knees were trying to reach you at your mothers cause my nose was screaming that you smelled like a lover but my hands were happy to treat you like a brother then

we do the dance up on the plains
then i shake your shoulders
you push me down into the grains
who rubs our noses in the night? we do we do

pow pow now now pow pow now now

ive been into the plants and simple treasures
and i sew patches on pants and i get pleasure
and i dont make particular plans cause they dont matter
if you keep on foolin in bed with my sleeping patterns

” ”

” ”

Whats with all the changes since the time i was aware its like the apple eating people that we once were arent there
Did they empty out their pockets and debase their younger faces and you must make sure your happy when you leave your summer places
pretty little femur sitting in my cherry dream boat id be sad if your rejected from my hip bone and my knee if i sailed away from continents and touched my lovers hair then youd be very happy if i touched her there
” ”
Youd be very happy if i touched her there, i was very nervous how i felt in there i was very cautious whatd you say hey there
would you like to see me often though you dont need to see me often
cause id like to see you often though i dont need to see you often

“” ”

posted by ben

this song just enlightens me and makes me happy its such a creative and random song

posted by Andy

That lick is hotttt! :)

posted by humberd

Where can we find more lyrics for Animal Collective songs? They're too imaginative too be missed. Help.

posted by Jessie

I want the lyrics to "The Purple Bottle" soooooooooo badly. Please help me.

posted by Ashley

oh man. this album liked changed my life. i havent been this in love since *coughmodestmousecoughcough*

posted by amycollieupah

hey Ashley, I found em' (i wanned m' too)
http://rerz.net/ac/messages/viewtopic.php?t=7

posted by drawde

cant tell you if i like it yet but its strangely compelling

posted by Will

I love this song.
I listen to it everyday on iTunes.
I LOVE ANIMAL COLLECTIVE!

posted by Maria

I LOVE POT AND ANIMAL COLLECTIVE!!!

posted by wes

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