"In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" as written by and Jeff Mangum....
What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me

What a curious life
We have found here tonight
There is music that sounds from the street
There are lights in the clouds
Anna's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees

Now how I remember you
How I would push my fingers through
Your mouth to make those muscles move
That made your voice so smooth and sweet
And now we keep where we don't know
All secrets sleep in winter clothes
With one you loved so long ago
Now he don't even know his name

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all


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"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" as written by Jeff Mangum

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    General CommentThis is by Neutral Milk Hotel, not Matt Pond PA.
    ThePlaygroundMiracleon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's on the Winter Songs EP and its an amazing cover.
    y plus white girlon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant song, absolutely brilliant. no more is need to be said
    largewaffleon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNothing beats matt pond pa's covers.
    Howiemaanon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlmost better than Neutral Milk Hotel's version.
    Their covers turn great tunes into sweet songs.
    off_by-hearton February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have to say.. i think i like nmh's better.. but the violins are nice. whoever's you like, the meaning is beautiful-- live your life and enjoy your youth!
    hab204on March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGlad to say they did very well on this song. I really can't think of many bands that could pull of Neutral Milk Hotel with such a great emotion behind it.
    TBeasleyon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmatt pond pa cover's rock!
    wolf cubon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentan amazing and peaceful song. i came to love Matt Pond PA's cover because that is how i heard this song for the first time. the meaning of the song is entertwined amongst the lyrics. i smile everytime i hear it. guess we, as a whole, have become so engulfed in what happens around us, that we have forgotten to stop and really appreciate what is truly wonderful about what we like to call life. so peaceful...
    toro18on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis version... okay so it wasn't as horrid as it could have been... but it was -bad.-

    I just... people were saying on the Neutral Milk lyrics that this version was better and so I decided to give it a shot. I got it from iTunes and listened with an (mostly) open mind. And I'm sorry, but it didn't even come -close- to comparing.

    It was too... god I can't even think of the words. In short though, I didn't like it, but it could have been worse.
    a345jklon March 15, 2007   Link

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