wee, ~laughter~
hurry up, no
hurry up, huh

it started like a stone
i grew it out but then i rested it
i found sweet road
it came announced on the right
i left my purse then found the road

i'm tainted in a patchy problem
none can tell what i can tell ya
let them eagles have good times
it's a road and not a soda

i found sweet road,
i found sweet road

it started like a stone
i grew it out but then i rested it
i found sweet road
it came out of us on the right
i left my purse then found the road


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  • +2
    General CommentThe song has a simple, childlike dream logic. Put down your burdens (stones, purse, guilt, worry, materialism, status, the blahs) and the sweet road of life will roll out before you.
    KubalahtKoalaon April 24, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI have Down Syndrome
    I have Down Syndrome
    I have Down Syndrome
    I have Down Syndrome
    anatomyofacrakaon June 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"it started like a stone
    I grew it out but then I rested it
    I found Sweet Road"

    Ok so this is the only part of the song that I can even slightly shake a stick at. I think it is about maturing and growing a beard. Yes I know it sounds silly but think about the above lines in that context. The narrator's chin "started like a stone." In other words it is smooth like a stone and there is no beard. Then the person grew out his beard and "rested it" which I think means he kept it a certain length. Then he finds "sweet road" which I take to mean the future path, the right path, that he will follow for the rest of his life. Maybe it refers to the life of a wanderer on the "sweet road"? I'm not sure, but I do get a general feeling of growing up and maturing.

    Side Note: the time signature in this song is very odd. I think it is mixed meter, or perhaps standard meter with some off-beat accents. It's hard for me to decode because very little of the song stays consistent rythmically.
    couldBanyoneon April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell the song's meter is in groups of 3, 3, 3, 4, so it's pretty much in 13 time. That is, until it goes into "I found sweet road I found sweet road I found sweet road" with no musical breaks inbetween them then it's just in 6.

    As for the lyrics, I don't really know. Like, at all.
    kenkowwwrbon November 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm interesting...

    and no isnt in repsonse to hurry up

    if u listen closely, someone is talking in the background asking something and the voice says no
    zoombinisson April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit isn't meant to be in response, what are you talking about?
    tiredgorillaon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou write as though someone is saying hurry up, and a voice is repsonding no

    but really faintly someones asking a question i cant make it out and it says no in response to that
    zoombinisson April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorive animal collective song. this song is kinda hard to understand what they're saying though.
    missteenwordpoweron August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song really is lovely lovely
    it has a lovely mood


    I like their style. strange.
    Anamarijaon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:D SMILE!!! :D
    sailtothemoonon July 11, 2006   Link

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