"Father Cannot Yell" as written by Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Malcolm Mooney, Irmin Schmidt and Holger Schuering....
Look at the place of mine behind the curb
Through the layers found in earthen drift, indeed that is you
And with you, mother screams 'I am mother'
Woman screams 'I am fertile' and the father can't yell

Rain direction down with stony mind
Created fill the empty river
And you keep remembering mother screaming 'I am mother'
Woman screaming 'I am fertile' and the father
He hasn't been born yet, he hasn't been born yet

All has been forgotten and the plastic turns to rotten
Rays and smells
While pointing to the deathly beautiful
Mother there in pain creating
Woman who just lies there waiting and the father
He hasn't been born yet, he hasn't been born yet

You may drift there if you want to, luggage fits inside your pocket like a bill
And keep remembering, mother screaming lost her way
Woman screaming she won't stay and your father, hasn't been born yet

All has been forgotten and the plastic turns to rotten
Rays and smells
While pointing to the deathly beautiful
Mother who in pain creating
Woman who just lies there waiting and the father
He hasn't been born yet, he hasn't been born yet
He hasn't been born yet, he hasn't been born yet
He hasn't been born yet

All has been forgotten and the plastic turns to rotten
Rays and smells
While pointing to the deathly beautiful
Mother who in pain creating
Woman who just lies there waiting and the father
He hasn't been born, he hasn't been born
He hasn't been born, he hasn't been born yet

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

All has been forgotten and the plastic turns to rotten
Rays and smells
While pointing to the deathly beautiful
Mother who in pain creating
Woman who just lies there waiting and the father
He hasn't been born yet


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"Father Cannot Yell" as written by Irmin Schmidt Holger Schuering

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    General CommentWell, actually, inpraiseoffolly... Malcolm Mooney DIDN'T go insane. He just wanted to leave the band. Allegedly he DID have a nervous breakdown at a concert and kept repeating the phrase "Upstairs, downstairs" (I can believe that), but he never had any lasting mental health problems. He's still a sculptor and poet to this day... however obscure. :3
    livingpencilon December 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are simply strange... I have no clue what they are about... not surprising considering that Malcolm Mooney ended up in an insane asylum...
    inpraiseoffollyon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, there is a "comment section"?
    I didn't think a song like this was intelligent enough for Youtube, Yelp and Netflix commenters, but whatever.
    Can is an incredible and influential band. If you listen to this song, you have absolutely no idea what time it came from, but it was released in 1969.

    1969!
    Are you kidding me? Listen to anything that came out of 1969 and you will only find one band that was even close, the Velvet Underground.
    Of course you have no idea what this song means! Go back to your over-affluent life of HD tvs in the subburbs of the USA. You are not ready for reality.

    This is music of struggle. In a country that wanted nothing more than to see there own people tin the East see freedom.
    What do you know except Krispy Cream, man? What do you know except what the Kardashians are doing, you ignorant, fuck!
    Learn and stop talking, fool.
    Learn, and stop talking, fool.
    Learn, and stop talking, fool.
    Learn, and stop talking fool.
    Learn, and stop talking, fool.
    Learn, and stop talking, fool.
    Learn, and stop talking, fool.
    mick130175on June 10, 2014   Link

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