Close to me you are
We are boiled in milk
Neutrals in the acid house
Curdled in chaos

At least we can see who we are
Not like those gone for the gold
We are boiled in milk

Let us soothe your open wounds
Dry your crying eyes

Let us soothe your open wounds
Dry your crying eyes

Let us soothe your open wounds
Dry your crying eyes

Dry your crying eyes


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    General CommentThis is not a Neutral Milk Hotel song.
    Cranberry Nationon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes the first verse allude to the name Neutral Milk Hotel? It still makes no sense to me.... I like the sound of the song though.
    booklover730on March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes I believe it does. This is him talking directly to his listeners... he's telling us that they are the unfazed ones in this crazy world (the neutrals in the acid house) whos words are made (curdled) in the worlds chaos
    And the chorus is a reference to why he made the band. You see Jeff Mangum believed in healing the world through song and given people hope with his words and thats what he's saying. That his band is there to comfort you and he will try to help you through all the bad times in your life
    Luzyon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's not Jeff Mangum singing, I don't know about the rest. I downloaded this song under "Neutral Milk Hotel" but I'm not sure if it's Robert Schneider singing and Jeff on the drums or another band altogether. Anyone know?
    mongrelcaton May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually by the band called The Gifted Children. The song is titled Neutral Milk Hotel it just simply got reversed.
    CapturedPenguinon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah the song is called neutral milk hotel. By the gifted children.
    AinJoelbtbon December 26, 2009   Link

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