the daughter of a man
was a mammal
she bore the mark of fire
and of flame
though they're both the same

born unto the age
of the golden
oh that golden age
of endless loss and endless gain

now because my lips have split
all the little children
they all hide in front
in the middle and in behind

and because my nose has froze
but i can keep on smellin'
i could smell my little day away
i could smell my whole day away

now because my teeth don't bite
i can take 'em out dancin'
i could take my little teeth out
and i could show them a real good time

a good time a good time
a real good time


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  • +4
    General CommentDevendra Banhart can take my teeth out and show them a real good time any day.

    Wait, what?
    valruson March 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a fun and playful little song! It purposely makes absolutely no sense...and that's a good thing. It reminds me of what happens to children when they're so giddy with joy and happiness. Their delightful intensity causes you to temporarily fear that they may burst at any given moment. Great song.
    ophelia219on December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes good call. I agree.
    I also love how climactic this song is, all building up to the rocking out at the end (my favorite part, of course).
    SaintAgnesEveon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is shamelessly cheerful lol. i feel manipulated!
    tigersroamfreeon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am immediately struck with an imagine of Devendra sitting in the middle of a circle of small children with his guitar while playing this song.
    couldBanyoneon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentimage*
    couldBanyoneon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can also see it it now 'couldBarryone' ! i like the part where his taking out his teeth out dancing, it sounds fun.
    Aleeshaon May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i bought the record, the only record was in the front room and my mom would hear me listning to it and dance around the house singing it. at first it ruined it for me, now i think its awsome and sort of strange...either way
    the creekon August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSmells like breakfast in bed...:)
    TheNaturalPhunkon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about the fact that even if our bodies are gone at death, our consciousness is still going to be alive and able to feel touch and see in a certain sense. We don't know exactly how it's going to work, but we're going to have a real good time!
    susanadoraon September 25, 2012   Link

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