"Lullaby" as written by and Aaron Freeman Michael Melchiondo....
Floating like a ghost man
Floating like a baby
Swaying in a mother's arm
Sleeping like a baby

fans stay all in light,
And friends day all in hide

for they talk him up, together
Together there's life flowing

Sending for the season
Flowers for the rapture
Shield her from the fire
Flowers for the sleeping

fans stay all in light
And friends stay all in hide

for they don't get up, together
Together, there's life flowing

soldier, child of honor
Sleeping like a baby
Swaying in his mother's arm
Floating like a ghost man

fans stay all in light
And friends stay all in hide

fallen talk it out, together
Together, there's life flowing.



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"Lullaby" as written by Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman

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    My InterpretationI guess I'm the only one who gets creeped out by this song? Whether it's "Fondle a donkey up" (group bestiality ritual?) or "Fawn lay donkey up" (incest) there is probably something weird going on in this song. Gener is a genius and he twists lyrics and has a mastery of accents and pronunciation. As far as I can tell the correct lyrics have not been brought to light, even among Ween's fanatical fanbase.

    So many listeners assume the whole song is gentle. Don't you guys know Ween is often twisted? Why do you think Aaron went and did all those subtly sick McKuen songs? He loves when there is one or two lyrics that unlock a hidden devastating, horrifying, or hilarious meaning.

    You could say FONDLE A DONKEY UP is phonetically camouflaged behind FONDLY DON'T GIVE UP.

    This song reminds me a bit of "Among His Tribe" from Quebec, a song I somehow assume is about cannibals or at least warring tribesmen. In both songs there seems to be genuine tenderness for the subject throughout, even atop something barbaric happening.

    Anyway, I've heard "Lullaby" two ways:
    1. A tale of mother fantasizing and/or having sex with her soldier son. (sleeping in his mother's arms / shield her from the [gun]fire)
    2. Some sort of voodoo ritual donkey-defiling/sacrifice. There are flowers for the rapture. There's a fire, something floating like a ghost. This might also explain the Creole(?) accent of the lyric "f'iends, 'dey are in light, f'iends 'dey are in heart".

    I could be completely wrong. My mind is sick.
    songmeaningstomon December 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare these the actual lyrics? or have you just given your best guess? Either way good job. I know this aint a classic ween tune, but its one that's definitely personal to gener, deserves to be explored...

    the ultimate innocence of us all..
    rufonz38on December 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome amendments, just by ear... I'm getting the cd in a few days, do the lyrics come with it? I'm interested in the lyrics to this song. The "are"'s in the chorus sound like all's...but don't make as much sense...

    floating like a ghost man
    floating like a baby
    swaying in your mothers arms
    sleeping like a baby

    friends(?) they are in life
    and friends they are(all) in heart
    fall they're talking of
    together
    together, there's life flowing

    sounding for the seasons
    flowers for the rapture
    shield her from the fire
    flowers for the sleeping

    friends they are in life
    and friends they are in heart
    fall, they're talking of
    together
    together, there's life flowing

    soldier, child of honor
    sleeping like a baby
    swaying in his mothers arms
    floating like a ghost man

    friends they are in life
    and friends they are in heart
    fall, they're talking of
    together
    together there's life flowing
    rufonz38on December 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really grabbed me, despite being a little out of character for Ween. Most of their songs are about substance "experiences" but this was obviously written after Gener got sober, and has a lot of great imagery about nature, innocence, courage, fear. I would imagine getting clean reduces your ego to a fetal state, in good and bad ways.
    interpretatoron January 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is no way that is the correct lyrics and its killing me no one can tell me the right ones.
    I just went to youtube and listened to 2 different live show and still I am so freaking confused on what he says in the chours of this song. Everything else I got.
    rufonz38 is close because at one point I heard Gene say "friends they are in life
    and friends they are in heart" but as far as what comes next I have no clue.
    QueenWeenon January 09, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionFound them!
    Here are the correct lyrics

    Friends stay all in light, and friends stay all in heart.
    Form Utopia together, together there's life flowing
    QueenWeenon February 09, 2012   Link

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