"Fancy Claps" as written by and Hadji Bakara Dan Boeckner....
I'll be home
When hair has fallen out
We'll be home
When it reaches the ground
We'll be home
We'll be home
Then

We can sing
Two cracks in the crossbeams
We can sing
Very, very quietly
We can sing
We can sing for each other

Until then don't tear your hair out
I won't tear it out if you don't

When I die, I'm leaving you my feet
When you die, you can stand up for me
We can lie in a homemade canoe
You can put me in your hair
I'll be happy there

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh

We'll be home
When my hair has fallen out
We'll be home
When we've picked it up off the ground
We'll be home then
We'll be home then
We can sing and
We'll be home then


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"Fancy Claps" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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  • +1
    General Commentmaybe I was wrong... I dont know but the music in this is really good.
    mcscumbagon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFavorite wolf parade song. :)
    I always hear..."we can sing through cracks in the crossbeams", however.
    timetraveler85on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'When I die, I'm leaving you my feet
    When you die, you can stand up for me
    We can lie in a homemade canoe
    You can put me in your hair
    I'll be happy there'

    i love the word-play there.
    along with grounds for divorce, this is my favorite on apologies to the queen mary.
    vulgaron April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so experimental and simply wonderful. Did anyone else hear that they were signed by Issac Brock?
    anemicwordson March 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'll try to be pragmatic.

    Love song. But not a good kind of love... The home versus hair versus old age dynamic means that the love is old. They'll be together in the end, but not before then. I mean, sure, discover the love. Yearn for it. But old age is when they can finally get over themselves and have a "we."

    THEN, as in when that happens, there might be some deficiencies ("cracks") in the love. But they'll still sing to each other. Like those birds that sing each other love songs? Yeah.

    But that will have to wait, because this is a hard romance and a bitter love.

    BUT, it's assuring the girl that there will be a good love to come. They'll be sacrificing and loving and shit in the end. So he's telling her to calm down and wait, wait for the good love. Even if it's a tragic love because it's close to death, it's a good one.

    Yeah, tragedy. You can hear it in his voice. And the intro is amazing, js.
    vloxifyon February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat?!? nothing? I love this song.... this songs about a girl he loves. its pretty self explanitory.
    mcscumbagon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me it's about getting older and even eventually dying. The 'When hair has fallen out' sentece implicates that. But more than that it's about enjoying the time you get during your life and making the most of it.

    Just my 0,02 though :)
    obsessedon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with obsessed. it's very much seems to be about dying. "we'll be home then we'll be home then we can sing and we'll be home then" it sounds a lot like angels singing. that's a little religious though.... i'm not sure if they'd use that
    smunchy pbon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthome is such a relative term. personally i have no idea where i should call my home (from having moved a fair few times during my 20 years and trying to cope with it and yto fit in etc). so this home could be anything. for me, home is something you can always come back to, whoever you are and whatever you've done, wherever you've been.
    so for me home would be something i'm completely bound to, but i have idea if such a thing exists. so maybe i'll know when hair has fallen out.
    proximaon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm, sorry about the typo's. i just woke up.

    "but i have no idea if such a thing exists"
    proximaon January 18, 2006   Link

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