Gonna make
Up today
Pumpkin (pumpkin) [note: Pumpkin is used as a name in a couple other AC songs]

And if they come for us
We'll hide in my jar

You and me
We've breaded our
Hands together

Hold till my blues fade
If they bawl

I feel like a ghost who's got a skeleton face
I'm gonna run behind you in the shadows place
And I can feel your rhythm if you feel my rhythm
It's a pie

And it's berries in my heart bread
Berries in my heart bread

You and me
Chained to the
Thumb piano (thumb piano)

Walk down streets
With red in our clothes

You and me
Under clear
Umbrellas

I said that once an eve
I'm drying your
Bones

I feel like a ghost, I've got the skeleton face
And I'll live in a house with a bunch of people
And I can feel your rhythm if you feel my rhythm
It's a pie

And it's berries in my heart bread
Said it's berries in my heart bread

You and me
Pushing a
Thumb pin (thumbpin)

When we're good and ready
We can swim in the flood

I feel like a ghost, I've got the skeleton face
I own a secret tomb and I'll never be late
And I can feel your rhythm if you feel my rhythm
It's a pie

And it's berries in my heart bread
Said it's puts berries in my heart bread

Tikwid

It glows
I know
You know
It glows

It glows
I know
You know
It glows

You and me
We're hooking our
Eyes a little (eyes a little)

In a tree
Where the arches gleam
Below

Our highs sing
With familiar creams
Swap around a little stall

Lean on me
And we can watch the sun
Build home

I feel like a ghost who's got a skeleton face
I crawl around behind you in the shadows place
And I can feel your rhythm if you feel my rhythm
It's a cry

And it's berries in my heart bread
Said it's berries in my heart bread

I feel like a ghost who's got a skeleton face
But now I live in a house with a country gate
And I can feel your rhythm if you feel my rhythm
It's a cry

And it's berries in my heart bread
Said it's berries in my heart bread

Tikwid


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    General Commentyeah I wonder if these are the actual lyrics because they seem a little absurd. (as if AnCo isn't absurd) not to take away from whoever submitted the lyrics. I simply just wonder if they are 100% accurate.

    "And I can feel your rhythm if you feel my rhythm"

    Love that line. To me it describes to people into each other that are just establishing the fact that they're on the same wavelength

    Ahh Avey
    bottlerocket88on December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus in this sounds great. I have no idea what it's about though.
    heyheyhey111on March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrilliant song!!! Animal Collective are the best...
    Does anyone know when is the next album being released?
    Pesteon March 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is (generally) about different aspects of a relationship with somebody. I'll pick some lines out to specifically analyze:
    "If they come for us."/"If they bawl": when people don't approve of your relationship or are jealous or whatever
    "Thumb piano": Remote control. Becoming that couple that just stays in all the time.
    "Red in our clothes": Being outcast for the relationship. Possibly a Scarlet Letter reference?
    "Drying your bones": Sex
    "When we're good and ready we can swim in the flood": Knowing that the relationship can move at the rate YOU want, not what other people expect (i.e. "when are you guys getting married?")
    And my favorite line, "Lean on me, and we can watch the sun build home": Another way of saying "we'll watch the sun rise"

    I love this song to death. :)
    Jack_Strifeon April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomething about this song.. over each hill it becomes epic again and again rolling in between the verses. it's gorgeous.
    precipitateon May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListening to the motion of the lyrics is like watching the gerridae on a gently lively pond, grittiness and all. Though looking into the music as anything more than a surface for the lyrics to glide on is pretty futile in strophic form. It's an updated folk form, so the lyrics carry the wieght of the meaning.

    I don't know that I trust these lyrics, but something I've thought a lot about is the title.I think it's a colloquial corruption of "tickweed," those weed-like flowers that litter rural highways.
    warmroadon September 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like the "Berries in my heart bread." I feel it means, like let's say you're baking a lof of bread, and you decide to toss some berries in there, it becomes infitely better. This song is so pure and uplifting, as are many of their songs. Love it =^)
    CheebaSteebaon June 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a love song. The chorus sounds/feels so good because it is the resonance of love.
    plasticathexison December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTruly genius, simply. extraordinarily simple.
    johnnybagelson May 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, but what does tikwid mean?
    TeddyTikwidon January 16, 2010   Link

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