Oh comely
I will be with you when you lose your breath
Chasing the only
meaningful memory you thought you had left
With some pretty bright and bubbly terrible scene
That was doing her thing on your chest
But oh comely
It isn't as pretty as you'd like to guess
In your memory, you're drunk on your automy
It doesn't mean anything at all
Oh comely
All of your friends are all letting you blow
Bristling and ugly
Bursting with fruits falling out from the holes
With some pretty bright and bubbly friend
You could need to say comforting things in your ear
But oh comely
There isn't such one friend that you could find here
Standing next to me
He's only my enemy
I'll crush him with everything I own

Say what you want to say
And hang for your hollow ways
Moving your mouth to pull out all your miracles
For me

Your father made fetuses
With flesh licking ladies
While you and your mother
Were asleep in the trailer park
Thunderous sparks from the dark of the stadiums
The music and medicine you needed for comforting
So make all your fat fleshy fingers to moving
And pluck all your silly strings
And bend all your notes for me
Soft silly music is meaningful magical
The movements were beautiful
All in your ovaries
All of them milking with green fleshy flowers
While powerful pistons were sugary sweet machines
Smelling of semen all under the garden
Was all you were needing when you still believed in me

Say what you want to say
And pay for your hollow ways
Moving your mouth to pull out all your miracles
For me

I know they buried her body with others
Her sister and mother and 500 families
And will she remember me 50 years later?
I wished I could save her in some sort of time machine
Know all your enemies
We know who our enemies are
Know all your enemies
We know who our enemies are


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Oh Comely (Neutral Milk Hotel cover) song meanings
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    General CommentHow recent is this?? I cant wait to hear it
    staaticon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits from late april.
    pjc1190on July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAhh I do love it
    staaticon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawesome cover. nice to know he's a fan.
    thisisamesson September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere is a recording for FNXRadio.com, though I think they've took the page down now. So try filesearching applications.
    thisisamesson September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentligulate.blogspot.com/2007/05/…

    I heard this song for the first time live last night. I don't know who it was but someone came up from behind Jesse in the middle of the song and started strumming the guitar while Jesse held the chords. Amazing.
    mincloon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song last night with mewithoutyou. I was singing along, not really noticing what the song was and realized everyone around me was just kind of standing there. I was really confused as to why I knew all of the words and none of the die hard fans did. Then, I figured out it was Neutral Milk Hotel. Haha.
    alexa9on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentvwgreenroom.com/bands/Brand_New/…

    You can hear it here, along with a few other songs. It's an acoustic session Jesse did for VW.
    PaperStreeton January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love both Brand New & Neutral Milk Hotel, but I dont think this should be under Brand New..you cant hear the over,its just the lyrics which arent by Jesse Lacey so wtf.
    -Nicki-on March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am a big Jesse Lacey fan, but his cover doesn't impress me very much. Although I would love to hear Brand New play the song live.
    eric_005on March 25, 2008   Link

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