I like the tree tops cuz they're reaching just like me
I'm tied up in knots like the brambles and the weeds

I am the rooster in the morning
You can hear me cockadoodling

I like the people standing in the streets
Cuz they are dumb faced, dumb faced just like me

They're asking, "What we supposed to do?
We got our left foot in our right shoe."

I wear my ball cap to hide my big eyes
You wear your black dress to hide your big thighs
Oh, baby, baby, I'll lose my ball cap
Well, only if you expose your lose fat

You know that beauty's only skin deep
Well, baby, baby, come on and skin me
I like the biggins only cuz they make me look real thin

I like the tree tops cuz they're reaching just like me
I'm tied up in knots like the brambles and the weeds

I am the rooster in the morning
You can hear me cockadoodling




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    General Commentthis is honestly the cutest song out there
    Pacon November 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst song I ever heard by Mother Mother, which became my favorite band.

    I really love this song and Mother Mother as a whole and while some of their lyrics at times just seem like they were put there because they sound good, I believe most parts of their songs are trying hard to say something.

    This one was short on lyrics, yet there's a pattern of comparison. At the beginning the speaker speaks about what they are like: the tree tops, brambles, weeds, rooster, people in the street. Then there are the lines:

    I wear my ball cap to hide my big eyes
    You wear your black dress to hide your big thighs
    Oh, baby, baby, I'll lose my ball cap
    Well, only if you expose your lose fat

    This part seems to be talking about vulnerability. Why be vulnerable if the other person isn't willing to be as well?
    With the lines, "You know that beauty's only skin deep/ Well, baby, baby, come on and skin me" there's more discussion of insecurity, saying in a way, make me ugly. Do it. Skinning someone is also another way of laying someone bare, vulnerable. The last bit there where it says, "I like the biggins only cuz they make me look real thin" is followed by the impactful "yeah" which is sang much deeper suddenly than the rest of the song, bringing it from whimsy to melancholic reality. He basically says he likes fat people because they make him feel skinny. An acknowledgment of superficiality and another indication of insecurity.

    Anyway, that's how I always saw it. Feel free to discuss~
    samanthajpon June 01, 2016   Link

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