you were standing near the water, when the wind ripped through.
heard your throat open up like a champagne bottle
i heard the one perfect song pouring out of you,
there was a darkening sky reflected on the river.
there was no way of determining where we were

low hills, colors gone crazy,
you standing like a ghost with the water behind you.
it's hard to grab ahold of some things sometimes,
like you need me to remind you.

you were standing near the water.
and i was looking at the water.
then you went down in the water,
and the river began to boil.
there was a minute when i thought i knew what you were about,
and then you opened up your eyes and the lord came out

low hills, colors gone crazy,
you rising from the water like a bird,
you had a pure song possessing you from shoulder to hip
and i recognized every single word.


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Papagallo song meanings
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    General Comment"There was a minute when I thought I knew what you were about, and then you opened up your eyes and the lord came out"

    That is one of the most arresting lines I've ever heard. I guess this song is about being completely captivated by the strangeness in someone, even if you don't understand it.
    ABookOnAShelfon June 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my new favorite songs - it's underrated and very pretty.
    MrDeliriouson February 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my new favorite songs - it's underrated and very pretty.
    MrDeliriouson February 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites. Man.
    ExoM7on May 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know if he meant "pappagallo" with two p's? 'Cause when I looked that up, wiktionary defined it as, "1. parrot, 2. wolf, 3. a person repeating others' words and phrases in a unpleasant way."

    I could see that in relation to the song, but I dunno for sure
    Aquarius121on August 09, 2012   Link

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