when he stumbled to his wares

at last a penny laugh who awoke
in the fourth course of the night
oh when he stumbled to his wares

He said: I'll see you in the morning
and now the night night night night sails in the morning
with his quotas and his bales

He called his sister, he called his mother
He got his father, he scorned his mother
He was what the poor, got a mean mean mean mean

You don't die, you don't die, you don't sing sing sing sing
You don't utilize, eulogize your pains
Though there's a colony in song-oh oh oh oh...

Oh, though, though he had
l-l-l-l-lot's to do, he pulled a
Fly off it's little wing, oh to give the
The birch birch back it's swing

Oh, though he had
l-l-l-l-lot's to do, he pulled the
wings off a thousand feathered singing birds oh to give the
earth back it's string

Oh with his collared whip, with the echoing, with the haunted haunted hundred dollar ship
in the holocade, when they altercate in the motorcade with the shield you shade
Oh de-ar I'm proud of your gains

Now with the collared whip, with the vehicle, when you know you know you know you're full of shit
For the love, for the lives, for the black hood it pays you
I'll think off on your gains, Oh oh oh

Oh, though, though he had
l-l-l-l-lot's to do, he pulled a
Fly off it's little wing, oh to give the
The birch birch back it's spring, oh oh oh

Oh, though, though he had
l-l-l-l-lot's to do, he pulled a
Fly off it's little wing, oh to give the
The birch birch back it's spring, when he pulled a

Fly, oh offa little wing, oh to give the
Earth back it's radium swing, oh he pulled a
its a five thousand feathered radium wings oh to give give give
the birch back it's spring, oh he pulled a
Flies offa little wing wing wing wing, oh to give the
bir-ch back its swing, oh-oh-uh...

...it's got got to last
But the wheat wheat wheat's got got to last
London is cold, but the wheat wheat wheat's got got to last
When am I going to feel the sting of your sun?
I was a singer, I sang on your heart
I was a singer and I sang on your home...


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Bushels song meanings
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    General CommentWhat song is this? I don't have any song titled "Bushels" by Frog Eyes.
    Vocalitieson October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's on the new album. I think this is the best thing they've ever done.
    franson March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just found this album recently and love it. The sprawling length and warbly guitar tone remind me of Television Marquee moon a few times in the track. The maniacal verbosity is great.
    ironlungon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe SKIPPED his father
    pandora_ash_avalieon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a little closer to right:

    He said I'll SELL you in the morning
    and now the night night night night sails in the morning
    with his quotas and his bales

    He called his sister, he called his BROTHER
    He got SKIPED father, he scorned his mother
    He was what the poor, got a mean mean mean mean


    London OH, YOU'RE cold, but the wheat wheat wheat's got got to last

    This is a really beautiful song, but as with all Frog Eyes songs It's hard to tell what exactly he is saying.
    mikeygon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is included in the "Tears of the valedictorian" album... in my opinion, the best album by Frog Eyes, and "Bushels" one of the best songs in the album...

    other great songs from "tears..."

    -idle songs
    -caravan breakers
    -stockades
    -reform the countryside
    -evil energy, the ill twin of...
    -...evil eagle
    angelosantiagoon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about but it's SO good.
    Best song I've heard all year.

    I can identify with the "London, you're cold" but in a way because I live in London and it's not only actually cold but mataphorically "cold", i.e. hollow and souless, as well.
    BoyNamedTimon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*bit (not but
    BoyNamedTimon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song in my car at night. it was an amazing song to drive home near 2 in the morning. at some points it reminds me of nina simone for some reason.
    oolongteaon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song. i don't think the lyrics are necessarily the focal point. this doesn't sound like it has much of a meaning. but i'm sure it does with them.

    let it be.
    zoolahon August 10, 2008   Link

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