"At the Hop" as written by and Devendra Banhart Andy Cabic....
Put me in your suitcase
Let me help you pack
'Cause you're never coming back
No, you're never coming back

Cook me in your breakfast
And put me on your plate
'Cause you know I taste great
Yeah, you know I taste great

At the hop, it's greaseball heaven
With candy pants and Archie too

Put me in your dry dream
Or put me in your wet
If you haven't yet
No, if you haven't yet

Light me with your candle
And watch the flames grow high
No, it doesn't have to try
It doesn't have to try

Well, I won't stop all of my pretending
That you'll come home
You'll be coming home someday soon

Put me in your blue skies
Or put me in your grey
There's gotta be some way
There's gotta be some way

Put me in your tongue tie
Make it hard to say
That you ain't gonna stay
That you ain't gonna stay

Wrap me in your marrow
Stuff me in your bones
Sing a mending moan
A song to bring you home


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"At the Hop" as written by David White Arthur Singer

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    General Comment"Put me in your blue skies
    Or put me in your grey
    There's gotta be some way "



    Just amazing, gotta love ole devendra, obviously this song is about someone leaving, but anyone got anythign deeper?
    Noodles15on February 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit means to me that he is so attached to this person that he is trying to bury the memories in his deepest secret parts. "wrap me in your marrow" means that he wants to be close even tho they are separated. and he is trying to leave a part of him with them because he knows he is going to lose them. it is beautiful and sad/
    thegirlmostlovelyon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSomeone he loves is leaving for good. He's desperate to remain close somehow, to be remembered. "Put me in your suitcase"... I used to daydream of stuffing myself on a suitcase and sending myself to the man I loved (he lived far). He's pleading to be remembered, to continue being part of that person's world - by "dry dreams" (as a friend) or "wet dreams, if you haven't yet" (in a sexual way, but he isn't sure if that person ever thought of him in that way). I can't think of the other symbols.
    Driftwood Girlon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbenja and Driftwood are right on...that's exactly what i feel from this song.

    the part about "put me in your tongue tie/make it hard to say/that you ain't gonna stay" is my favorite part of the song...because it captures perfectly that feeling of insecurity you get when someone leaves, regarding everything you've gone through with the person up 'til then. you suddenly think "if this person is acting as if it's so easy to leave me, did s/he really care to begin with? will s/he forget me so easily? is this at ALL difficult for her/him?"

    basically what this song means to me is: "hey, you're leaving me, i am devastated, but i have one hope, and that is that i meant enough to you that someday this will come back to haunt you the way i know it will haunt me. i hope there are things that will always remind you of me, and that maybe someday, you'll come back because your memories of me won't leave you alone."
    delialon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of like an end of an era, or a goodbye to part of yourself that you've lost, forgotten or changed.
    or else, this makes me think of like a stuffed animal singing to its owner...haha i know that's kinda weird since the song seems a bit romantic.
    music_is_my_life001on October 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe knows the person is leaving. Doesn't want them to, and so now he just wants to know that he meant something to them.

    "Put me in your tongue tie
    Make it hard to say
    That you ain't gonna stay
    That you ain't gonna stay"

    If its difficult for the person to leave, than it means that he meant something to them, and therefore there's hope they may come back some day.
    benjabeanon September 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat you ain't gonna say it,
    that you ain't gonna stay

    is how it goes. At least that's how I hear it on the recording, and when i saw him... This song got me crying live. Seriously.
    yimenoon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI cried too, when I saw it live!
    Jejuneon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with delial.
    It doesn't have to be about the end of a relationship, just a person leaving, maybe halfway across the world. And their friend/lover/etc. wants to be remembered and thought of. S/he wants a part of themselves (and memories) to be in their suitcase, meals, dreams, words, bones, etc. S/he wants everything that this person does to be associated in one way or another with him/her - so that they'll always be thinking of him/her.
    shirtsleeveson May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the feeling he gets across in this song. i think this song is beautiful
    sexyduckon July 24, 2006   Link

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