I go out back to look up at her
Smiling unluckily at my red fur
And into my own I meld my nose
My full-sized child is fully unclothed

Birdies say I got no children, birdies never know
In my hidden life I've made a seedling grow

When it is cold I shelter her in
The wazimy warmth of the monkey skin
And into my own I fold my head
My full-sized child with full-sized spread

Birdies say I got no children, birdies never know
In my hidden life I've made a seedling grow

Hawks and doves and power fists
Black hand gripping our kid's wrists
Lanterns and arrows and little monk fish
They grant my every child wish

And birdies say I got no children, birdies never know
In my hidden life I've made a seedling grow
Birdies say I got no children, birdies never know
In my hidden life I've made a seedling grow
(Birdies say I got no children, birdies never know)
(In my hidden life I've made a seedling grow)
(Birdies say I got no children, birdies never know)
(In my hidden life I've made a seedling grow)



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    General CommentWhat are your interpretations of these lyrics?

    my red fur?

    The wazimy warmth of the monkey skin?

    and finally, this;

    Hawks and doves and power fists
    Black hand gripping our kid's wrists
    Lanterns and arrows and little monk fish
    They grant my every child wish

    My impression is that the song is mainly about not being able to have children. What instead? Is it delirium or rather nightmares?

    caskaon October 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell I think the seedling is his inner child. look at the language he uses--the child is starting to dominate. the "red fur", I think, is his public hair. the speaker is in a sexual relationship. the third verse is harder to penetrate. maybe it speaks to the seedling's fears?
    unishmaltzon March 07, 2011   Link

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