"Cool Purple Mist" as written by and John Vanderslice....
Late spring rain, cool purple mist
Strawberries big as a baby's fist
Earth is soft and it yields to pressure
The moon is far too bright to measure

Comets crossing overhead
And I wish that we both were dead

Hard times that you've seen us through
The selfless heart that beats in you
The things you say to comfort me
Your offhand virtuosity

Your pale pink lips, your face flushed red
I wish that we both were dead

Eyes green as watermelon rind
The artless way you speak your mind
New stars were born for us tonight
Old sky pitch black, new moon bone whie

I heard the evil thing you said
And I wish that we both were dead

Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

"Cool Purple Mist" as written by John Vanderslice

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Cool Purple Mist song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment
    these lyrics were written by john darnielle of the mountain goats. JV may have tweaked them a little, though.
    miseraon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat explains why this does not sound like a JV song at all. it is most definitely a john darnielle song. "i wish that we both were dead." yep.
    weezerific:cutleryon May 17, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top