What I need
Is good advice
Cooked on plates of ground meat
Rubber hands and silly friends
Pasted on my wall.

Someone salt
A sweet sea soup
That I could swim in proudly
We might swim like laughing ducks
In your pink light glow

There we go changing again
There we go again

My hands can make yours
Warm again
If not absorbed in blankets
Are you in need of teen angst
And nibble on your neck?

And if I had volcano boots
For swimming in volcanoes
Do you know the origins of laughing ducks?
Oh what's a matter with those birds

There we go changing again
There we go again

What you need's a
Happy farm
With happy goats and sheep

What I need's a
Happy arm
To swing ya 'round like father


Lyrics submitted by couldBanyone

Daffy Duck song meanings
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    General CommentThe "chorus": "there we go changing kin/ there we go again" is tentative. If anyone else hears something different please correct me. Other than that I think it is solid :)
    couldBanyoneon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its

    someone salt a sweet sea soon...
    zoombinisson March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe, Avey doesn't enunciate the ending letters very well so it sounds like: "someone saaallll a sweet sea soooo" I assumed soup because he talks about swimming in it. I think your words fit well too. Tough call.
    couldBanyoneon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about envy, or jealousy...
    Treefingeron November 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcould be about just longing and dreaming (about a girl I assume) too. But then there's also that protective tone, that "you need to sort your life out / I need to help you".
    Durang0on January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoesn't it make more sense if it was "are you in need of teething / and nibble on your neck?" .. cause that's what i hear. seems to fit too ( i never heard the neck part )
    Jinxon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like a song from a father to a son, the father who's trying to hang on to his son's childhood (by talking about little kid things full of wonder and magic), while the son is inevitably growing up. eventually the father just gets angry and frustrated, signalled by the line "oh what's the matter with those birds" and those sudden guitar picks.

    god, this band is brilliant
    pondoon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like a song from a father to a son, the father who's trying to hang on to his son's childhood (by talking about little kid things full of wonder and magic), while the son is inevitably growing up. eventually the father just gets angry and frustrated, signalled by the line "oh what's the matter with those birds" and those sudden guitar picks.

    god, this band is brilliant
    pondoon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh, also i guess the father character isn't ready to grow up either and doesnt want responsibility
    pondoon August 06, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song's definitely from a father to a son. He mentions a lot of childhood fantasies and such (rubber hands, silly friends, laughing ducks, volcano boots)... he questions the nature of his son's growing up and expresses his difficulty in coping.

    The last two stanzas pretty much sum up the father's sadness at his son growing into a teenager.
    He wishes his son would stay youthful and innocent (what you need's a happy farm with happy goats and sheep)
    He also wishes that he could make it happen (what i need's a happy arm to swing you around)

    All in all it's a pretty damn touching song. It really helped me realize the way my dad's been feeling about me the past couple years (as corny as that sounds)

    the chorus part (there we go changing again) really puts the song into perspective as well.
    holycrapoctopuson February 23, 2009   Link

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