That old good boy Mitch just wanted to tell some jokes
Well, now I'm just trying to play some notes
Do you know what I say?
Do you know what I mean?
Have you heard through these words just how I'm seen?
There's a reason that I work so hard at this stuff
When all I want to do is take it easy

It's not a ticket for you to pick at other people
Who don't know what's up like you're so sure you do

You kind of make me want to shut your mouth
Just to keep out all of those unfriendly feelings
Just because you've got a lot of wax and all those first editions
I want you to know sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never hurt me
All I need to know I knew so early

It's so lame that you could take my feelings
And make yourself feel like you're better than anyone else who hasn't heard

Listen in between your notes
There's something been going on while you were busy taking notes
And look in between your moments
There's something good happening
It's good to sometimes slow it down


What's the point in pouring it all out when you guys just wear it on your coat?
I believe that for this piece of time we can really crank us up a lot
Get your head out from those mags and websites who try to shape your style
Take a risk just for yourself and wade into the deep end of the ocean


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Carrots song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so good, especially because it speaks to all the "hipsters" that like this music because they think it makes them better than everyone who listens to more mainstream. it's better to share music with people than to hold yourself above them because you think it makes you trendy. nah mean?
    lochraven88on January 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaha me thinks it a shout out to Mitch Hedberg and what I would call the Zen OF Art.
    bohemiandonuton May 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis beat of this is kind of trip-hoppy. it reminds me of Army of Me. I like it.
    precipitateon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the last stanza, I think it goes:
    "And websites that try to shape your style!
    ...
    And wade into the deep end of the ocean."
    Asieoon April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat old good boy mitch just wanted
    to tell some jokes
    well now im just trying
    to play some notes
    do you know what i say
    do you know what i mean?
    have you heard through these words
    just how im seen
    theres a reason that i work
    so hard at this stuff
    when all i want to do
    is take it easy

    its not a ticket
    for you to pick at
    other people
    who dont know whats up
    like youre so sure you do

    you kind of make me want to
    shut your mouth just to keep out
    all of those unfriendly feelings
    just because youve got
    a lot of wax
    and all those first editions
    i want you to know
    sticks and stones may
    break my bones
    but words will never hurt me
    all i need to know
    i knew so early

    its so lame that
    you could take my feelings
    and make yourself feel
    like youre better than
    anyone else who hasnt heard

    listen in between your notes
    theres something been going on
    while you were busy taking notes
    and look in between your moments
    theres something good happening
    its good to sometimes
    slow it down

    whats the point in pouring it all out
    when you guys just wear it on your coat?
    i believe that for this piece of time
    we can really crank us up a lot
    get your head out from those mags
    and websites who try to
    shape your style
    take a risk just for yourself
    and wade into the deep end of the ocean




    these lyrics were taken from Panda Bear's myspace page
    jhg678on April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat old good boy mitch just wanted
    to tell some jokes
    well now im just trying
    to play some notes
    do you know what i say
    do you know what i mean?
    have you heard through these words
    just how im seen
    theres a reason that i work
    so hard at this stuff
    when all i want to do
    is take it easy

    its not a ticket
    for you to pick at
    other people
    who dont know whats up
    like youre so sure you do

    you kind of make me want to
    shut your mouth just to keep out
    all of those unfriendly feelings
    just because youve got
    a lot of wax
    and all those first editions
    i want you to know
    sticks and stones may
    break my bones
    but words will never hurt me
    all i need to know
    i knew so early

    its so lame that
    you could take my feelings
    and make yourself feel
    like youre better than
    anyone else who hasnt heard

    listen in between your notes
    theres something been going on
    while you were busy taking notes
    and look in between your moments
    theres something good happening
    its good to sometimes
    slow it down

    whats the point in pouring it all out
    when you guys just wear it on your coat?
    i believe that for this piece of time
    we can really crank us up a lot
    get your head out from those mags
    and websites who try to
    shape your style
    take a risk just for yourself
    and wade into the deep end of the ocean




    these lyrics were taken from Panda Bear's myspace page
    jhg678on April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a fucking great song. Pretty self-explanatory.
    iusebigwordson January 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthypnotic
    Tidy Patson February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne thing I like about Panda Bear is the song structure.
    The use of movements reminds me of music from the 70s, ELP & Yes.
    Philip Glass would love the vocal loops and arpeggios.
    Wade into the deep of the Ocean.
    Perfect.
    Mooretepon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what the source of that sound in the 2nd last stanza - its sounds like a zipper followed by a small explosion... you hear it about 3 times. I love all the random noises scattered throughout this record.
    thirsty_thursdayon September 09, 2008   Link

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