Down There Lyrics

This is sorta because i can't find many sourced of Lyrics for this album, and i've been listening to this alot. WHEN i do find lyrics online they are so innacurate. Here's what i know. (please excuse gaps, i am not perfect, and im not just going to make something up when i dont know for sure.) [b]Track 1 - Laughing Heiroglyphic[/b] The flies in the dark with their ways of shedding some light, now i've lost all my day. I think they're all very lucky with internal parts like illumine sun-rays. It's so easy to get lost in the mixture. When forces strike hard you wear your reel, you carry your shoes and [????] I didn't think you were struggling so long. With all of the wild things that we took from young. I must have wrapped you up and left you hanging upside down. But i was too busy getting lost in the big sound, the big sound. I traded but all light is saved to burn those nights and i ask "How are you mother?". If we could have just engaged i'd of losed my weakness in comforting others. But the words are all jumbled and faded, my heart is a nurse but my tongue's in the blender. Now it's becoming something creative.. I know its not much, but just let it right into your gut. And halt me up inside the days, the light who change its gifts every hours and hour. And the same things halt me is whats halting you. Lately i've been seeing beings, they look like they float in the back of my head room. I don't find it strange when i'm talking to you. The lion in your dreams, the lion is for your dreams. Except the lion.. the lion... would probably try and come and embrace you too. And when i get fucked up i do the best to make myself not fuck up again. My heart and my lungs do. Why can't i do the same for everyone i love too? Oh, i'm laughing with you and me and [???????????] close. x2 Lately i've been seeing beings, they look like they float in the back of my head room. I don't find it strange when i'm talking to you. The lion in your dreams, the lion is for your dreams. Except the lion.. the lion... would probably try and come and embrace you too. [Eeehhhhuhohhh.]

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  • [b]Track 2 - 3 Umbrellas[/b] It's not about us holding hands. I don't have to be on top of your plans. In time to meet them, i'll show ya my teeth and i could say i love ya. I'm hiding beneath my dark green umbrellas. Can we talk about the finer things when we're hanging out the heavy mist leafs. It's how it should be, you like all my songs and we're just like brothers. You see me beneath my dark green umbrellas. [?????] I've been hiding under green umbrellas. Do other people act like fools? I wonder if they feel like we do when always teasing, but i can't imagine if i didn't know ya. I don't take for granted my, three umbrellas. And if you wanna talk, lets sing that it's been about us finding new things. It's always pleasing to share with some people, but they'll never know ya or just how i feel about you. Three umbrellas. [?????] I've been hiding under green umbrellas.
  • [b]Track 3 - Oliver Twist[/b] (i don't usually including "song enchancers" as i'd like to call them, as part of the lyrics, but i think this part of this particular song is vital to the album. like i will include in Glass Bottom Boat. also, this song was the hardest to figure out. it'll be sketchy but mostly accurate. the *** surround the least accurate sections) [He'd look in the rock and see what was in there. And.. I guess that day he found a spell. ---One of his dark days!] I went up to the dirt to might meet you. I don't and don't wanna leave you from the other room. So we pulled up the floor in my kitchen. So we can build the dirt, wonderin why i'm wishin. To live in the house and have breathing is a luxury we understand to have [????] But to live in the box, am i dreaming? A galaxy of stars above our ceiling. And what i can understand what i see, its hard to think about the time it takes to get one space to me. ***[??????] what should be. And was [???] and thinkin of the many little pennies. Ocean. It's not the kind of stick you wanna get stuck inside your ocean. Think right. Its hard to stick myself down grab your stick inside the ocean.*** I should be content with what i got, not a single dime. **A lion in the eye.** It's something that i'd enjoy down by the choir. And i wonder if its me. Just a thief taking a statue's book from the grass. Digging a hole, and digging it deep. [???] and i'll never know when i plant the seed. And it left me thinking, it left me thinkin of the many different pennies. And if i had some kind of need, the thing i need is the thing i got. And if i look inside of me i'll find the thing what gets me to the rock. And i know that there are needy, some are good and some are not. Should i motivate my needs when i know my needs should be forgotten.
  • [b]Track 4 - Glass Bottom Boat[/b] "Hey do you know how to get to that cemetery island over there?" "Sure, i could get you there! Just step into my boat here." [Avey's mourning] <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="cry" /><!-- s:cry: -->
  • [b]Track 5 - Ghost of Books[/b] (I really couldnt crack this song.) Keeping myself in my mind. I've got no money, i'm closed out. [????????] I'm so tired of disappearing! You're so beautiful.. but you can't hear me! I want to hold you and kiss you dearly. [???] So i ran away with my blue sky.
  • [b]Track 6 - Cemetery[/b] (I haven't listened to this one much, i'll fix this in a while.
  • edited October 2010
    Wow, these sound pretty spot on. Did you come up with all this just by listening? Some bits of Oliver Twist seem a bit iffy, only because the vocals are so masked in the song, I can't really tell what he's saying. Still sounds pretty close though. Anyway, a big thank you for these lyrics. I always want to sing along, but I haven't known the right words. Also, I can hear a "I went away to a ghostland, it felt like a perfect dream. I grabbed a hold of two girls hands, and her voice said I'll always be." at one part of Ghost of Books
  • edited October 2010
    [b]Track 7 - Heads Hammock[/b] I move slowly through the earth now. I'm breaking off, i can't die! Bouncing all over the bloody shore. Syncing in all the colors right. Disappearing like a swamp snake. Never say that i'm feeling bad. Flustered in, i am getting started often bitter in the undertow. We almost lost his color. In the money bank. Why? And thats beside that i'm- Why? -a little more into the free-form. I cry easily in a riverbed. Digging through, stuck in my head. Urging home in my broken boat. Wondering why i made the choice to movie. Licking all of my wounds clean. If you're fine, then waste me. Wish i will never have to fall asleep. Not sure if i want me. We almost lost but the other claw biting at his tail. Why? would you let him decide that i'm- Why? -a little more into the free-form.
  • [quote="dantheman7480"]Wow, these sound pretty spot on. Did you come up with all this just by listening? Some bits of Oliver Twist seem a bit iffy, only because the vocals are so masked in the song, I can't really tell what he's saying. Still sounds pretty close though. Anyway, a big thank you for these lyrics. I always want to sing along, but I haven't known the right words. Also, I can hear a "I went away to a ghostland, it felt like a perfect dream. I grabbed a hold of two girls hands, and her voice said I'll always be." at one part of Ghost of Books[/quote] "i heard it too, and i think he says something about a "little boy" during that too. still gonna listen to it more. I'm still listening to the last 2 tracks and typing them, so they'll be up in a few minutes too. they are easy ones <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) -->
  • Yeah, I heard "little boys" at first, but I couldn't make any sense out of it. And the more I listened it sounded like "and her voice said I'll always be". and her voice=little boys. But I dunno.
  • [b]Track 8 - Heather in the Hospital[/b] It brings me down when people bandaged up, the doctors making rounds. It's sunny on the other side of windows that look out on the town. It brings me down to see you lying wrapped up in your messy gown with secrets. Do celestial bodies speak, as you sleep without a sound? And brings me down, machines of modern magic keeping folks above the ground. A nurses scribbling pad, a shadow shape, a mother going down. And it brings me down, "Lets get out of here" says a boyfriend to a dad. "We'll get you on your feet, i'll hug you dear and give you all i can." A windy day. Let it pass away. Now i can't hear the crying. All some bitter that way. Is it sad to say? Do i think that i'll ever be that ready? I'll be ready and smiling. Well i'll wear that well. There are spirits in the spells. They remind me that a friend will always be shining. Well a simple case, and your strong today. You move out a performance as your hardest day. Someones in the room listening to me. No ones in the room... It must just be me thinking to myself, hearing myself breath. There are no more eyes. What is it i see?
  • [b]Track 9 - Lucky 1[/b] Fly off from harder days. Today you feel like the lucky one. Die in a bed of shade. Today you look like the lucky one. There have been days you feel so sad. Glad you could feel better shape. Today you feel like the lucky one. Try if you follow me to take- you feel like the lucky one. There have been days you feel so sad. Were you crying? Well are you crying? Well are you? There have been days you feel so sad. Were you crying? Well are you crying? Well are you?
  • All done, i know a few songs need patched and fixed, so if you figure any complete sentences out, post it and tell me what song it is in, and when its said in the song, and i'll fix this some more. thanks!
  • I love Ghost of Books but I am terrible with lyrics and I just can't get them, either!!!! I like to listen to stuff in foreign languages because I never get the words anyways.
  • I really love the lyrics in Laughing Hieroglyphic [quote]And when i get fucked up i do the best to make myself not fuck up again. My heart and my lungs do. Why can't i do the same for everyone i love too?[/quote]
  • I was just thinking about posting those same lyrics earlier today! Its such a strong statement. There are so many times where I really wish that I could just fix the problems that I see in my family's life that I know I could fix if I were just...them...
  • [quote] Its such a strong statement. There are so many times where I really wish that I could just fix the problems that I see in my family's life that I know I could fix if I were just...them... [/quote] exactly! im shure some people feel the same way about me though.
  • You'd be surprised how people view problems different from the inside and outside. It doesn't always match up!
  • wow nice job all around but i disagree with your oliver twist lyrics i think the second to last line should be And i know that there are needy, some are good, yeah but some are rotten not And i know that there are needy, some are good and some are not.
  • i know this is such a late post but it always counts doesnt it ! i think in laughing hieroglyphic it says lemon sunrays instead of : illumine sunrays ?? im not tooo sure but possibly someone cyber slap me if i am wrong !
  • well i looked up the word illumine, and it makes perfect sense in the song. illumine means to "give off light". but if you think lemons, think lemons!
  • hmmmmm ok we shall make a deal my friend it shall officially be illumine but i will think it says lemon and that way we both have a peace of mind and compliance <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) --> sounds good ?
  • Alright. haha sounds good real good
  • I was listening to Down There this morning and I mostly can't understand a word he says, it's so garbled and synthed and produced and layered which made me wonder how important the lyrics ARE, in Dave's mind, to the song. Thoughts?
  • I think that they are very important to him, but not so much the audience. I think they are so hidden and layered because he either doesn't want us to hear everything he's feeling, or because he wants us to try really hard to understand how he feels.
  • yes! maybe it is symbolik of how he feels that he speaks many words but isn't understood! everything comes out garbled! MAYBE
  • G.O.pher, are you preordering the new Radiohead album "newspaper"?
  • no! they're only in it for the monkey! it's up to me! no REALLY... it's up to ME [again!] uh!
  • the flies in the dark with their ways of shedding some light now I've lost all my day I think they are very lucky With internal parts like illumined sunrays It's so easy to get lost in the mixture When forces strike hard You wear your layers or you'll shiver i didn't think you were struggling so long With all of the wild things that we took so young How it must have wrapped you up And left you hanging upside down But I was too busy getting lost in the big sound Now I'd trade in all I have saved to fly to those nights and ask how are you brother? If we could've just engaged I'd have enhanced my weakness in expressing to others But the words are all jumbled and faded My heart is a nurse but my tongue's in the blender Now it's become something creative I know it's not much but just let it right into your gut And hold me I've been sad for days The light does change it's gifts Every hours devoured And the same things haunt me What's haunting you? Lately I've been seeing beings They look like they float at the back of my head room I don't find it strange but I'm talking to you Lion in your dreams, the lion is good for your dreams Accept the lion, the lion would probably try and come and embrace you too And when I get fucked up I do the best to make myself not fucked up again My heart and my lungs too Why can't I do the same for everyone I love too? How about it'll be you and me and the leader of the ghosts <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.thefader.com/2010/11/05/video-abby-portner-provides-lyrics-for-avey-tares-laughing-hieroglyphic/">http://www.thefader.com/2010/11/05/vide ... roglyphic/</a><!-- m -->
  • I've updated the site to add these. I've also been trying to decipher [url=http://animalcollective.org/lyrics/song/ghost-of-books]"Ghost of Books"[/url]. I'll finish it tomorrow.
  • Thank you for putting these on. I just went through the whole album and read them all. I felt so much emotion when I would listen to this album in my dark room with headphones. And I barely even knew the words. Now, it's going to be even more difficult to listen to. These lyrics come from such a personal place. Thank you for putting the lyrics up on the site.
  • [quote="hateradio"]I've updated the site to add these. I've also been trying to decipher [url=http://animalcollective.org/lyrics/song/ghost-of-books]"Ghost of Books"[/url]. I'll finish it tomorrow.[/quote] you're the man.
  • no i don't wanna go back down there!
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