can you smell him?
he smells like mothballs.
can you feel that net?
i was so young then.
he grew old and couldn’t play with them.
and my brother would always give them away
to the man with the jungle in his backyard
and a train set in his garage.
you see, no one drove us then,
and his mother broke her hip three times.
serves her right.
her son killed monarchs,
and other things i liked to watch fly.

Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

Trudy Pushpin song meanings
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    General Commentoh man, evergreen, and this song. my gosh. thanks for posting this, it brings back memories.

    i always thought this was about a neighbor where he could go.
    xautumnsxon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, sounds a lot like mineral.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song is pretty awesome.
    imnotdonon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he hates the man because he feels so much for the butterflies.
    thats why he can feel the net and the man smells like mothballs to him (butterflies and moths probably dont like the smell since its the same kind of animals?)
    the man liked butterflies too when he was young but since he grew old he only collects them now.
    the other kids catch them for the man, maybe as a trade to play with his train set

    thats what i think xD
    crosbowon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason I get the feeling this song is about a child molester. Child molesters will often attract kids to there house with fun things like butterflies and trains so they can molest them. "Other things I liked to watch fly" could refer to children who were innocent before this man hurt them. I don't know, seems more like something you'd write a song about rather than some guy who just killed butterflies.
    Aenema91on January 12, 2011   Link

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