have you ever had a dream
that your favorite baby's drowning
and you grab him by his sweater sleeve and pull him up on to the ground and
you can hear the water slosh around inside his tiny gut
push his belly up and down but he can't cough the water up
suddenly a flood comes out his mouth till there is nothing left inside of him
he's empty now
there isn't even one small breath
and he goes limp in your arms
all the people's mouths are moving
all you hear are car alarms
and you wake up and start to cry
I will lose my shit if even one more person I know dies
so please don't die

my mom's sick she's in a hospital bed
I've got a word for all you ghosts in her head
and all you skeletons in her closet
leave her alone
leave her alone
leave her alone, please
because my mom needs you gone
my mom needs you gone
as long as she is haunted she'll never get strong
my mom needs you gone

you traded all your paper clips for a soap dish that way
your best friend's rubber ducky wouldn't slip and slide away
but he traded his rubber duck for a cigar box to place your paper clips in
Mr. Hooper came to say
"oh my dear friends Bert and Ernie
here's a little something for each of you from me
here are your paper clips and here's your rubber ducky
how could I ignore such selfless generosity?"

the human body's made up of good and bad bacteria
but the antibiotics and the antibacterials are killing all the good ones
and the bad ones just get stronger and become super infections
it's harder to destroy them and it's harder to detect them
and there's something in her blood
and there's something in her leg
and there's something in her brain

my mom's sick she's in a hospital bed
I've got a word for all you ghosts in her head
and all you skeletons in her closet
leave her alone
leave her alone
leave her alone
leave her alone
leave her alone
leave her alone
leave her alone, please
because my mom needs you gone
my mom needs you gone
as long as she is haunted she'll never get strong
my mom needs you gone
my mom needs you gone
my mom needs you gone
my mom needs you gone


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    General Commentoh my god this song is so depressing. kimya has had so many bad things happen to her :(
    annajacobson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthat sesame street reference just kills me!
    i remember that so clearly
    mctaggeyon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love Kimya's references. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street is my favorite christmas movie.
    shrinkwrapon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSuch a great song.

    :( I second that Sesame street comment @ mctaggey.
    HWOntoFireon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDear god...this song is depressing, it's so sweet and cute yet it's one of the saddest songs I've heard, now I'm worrying about my mom's health. I love this song but I shouldn't listen to it so often
    Radlumon November 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...its so tragic but has such a lullaby sound to it..
    kimya is quite amazing..
    ive definately been wanting to watch my old video tape of sesame street christmas since i heard the song almost 2 years ago...but i got no vcr..
    this song is quite intense and the saddest thing ive ever listened to while under the influence of anything
    minion002on November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts so beautiful and haunting, I particularly like the first verse.
    minimegooseyon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I will lose my shit if even one more person I know dies"
    Oh man, do I ever feel this.

    Kimya is just so good at drawing simple stories as cover sheets for huge, deep issues, and this song is a perfect example. Notably:

    the human body's made up of good and bad bacteria
    but the antibiotics and the antibacterials are killing all the good ones
    and the bad ones just get stronger and become super infections
    it's harder to destroy them and it's harder to detect them.

    Gah...I can't even explain how affecting the juxtaposition is, of her light, cheery voice with tragic subject matter. Powerful.
    ABookOnAShelfon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy mother.
    dmarie03on February 17, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwhats it mean? theres so much going on, i want to know what this song means. its beautiful and ominous.
    anonymouston August 19, 2015   Link

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