And so begins begins our odyssey
And we begin begin our odyssey
And so begins begins our odyssey

The auria is bleeding and the boyish voice is leaving
I've been an evil tenor I filled the innocents doe eyes with glue
You're my only softness you're my only pleasure it's true
And I never want to be your little friend the abject failure

And so begins begins our odyssey
And we begin begin our odyssey
And so begins begins our odyssey

The chrysalis is breaking and the super ego's waking
I've been a gloomy Petrarch with a quill as weepy as Dido
You're my mousy aesthete you're my buoyant cherub it's true
And I never want to be your little friend the abject failure

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  • +5
    General Commenti orgasm every time i hear this song.

    ... and i hear this song a lot
    medicineon June 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst, this is the only song that gets me teary if I just sit and listen and watch the video. It's intense.

    Second, some important vocab/historical references. I love listening to Of Montreal, I learn so much. Haha.

    Petrarch- Italian poet famous for his love poems
    Dido- Roman Mythology, queen of Carthage who killed herself when Aeneas abandoned her.
    aesthete- "One who cultivates an unusually high sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature"
    abject- miserable

    Third, what it's about, I may have a clue. In the Japanese bonus track,'"Family Nouveau', it's written:

    "I just had to move on and start my grown up life with you
    You and me and our little Alabee
    My god it happened to me
    I really have my own family"

    Perhaps this song is about having a baby and starting that new chapter in his life. I'm not privy to what Kevin is up to besides Of Montreal, but who knows.

    If it's not that, then its whatever you want to make it; and make it, I do.
    spanwayhitson December 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta·ri·a

    1. A solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment, as in an opera.
    theboyleastlikelytoon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin good.
    universal remonsteron June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
    Rockin-Robinon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about his daughter. her name is alabee.
    jeffrey davison December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a strange name, and what a fantastic song.
    pumkinhedon March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, a chrysalis is a pupa in a cocoon so that makes sense
    magnesium72on March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be about his new fatherhood. I think the odessy might alabee's life or kevin's life as a father.

    If the chyrsallis is breaking, he's evolving to another stage, and the super-ego represents the moral part of the mind (which is being activated).

    Basically, it seems like his life was sad and not so good, but now he's glad to have her in his life and he doesn't want to let her down.
    lepidoptera3on April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAuria?
    Sadexon April 06, 2006   Link

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