Donated her eyes
When she was young and shy
Hated her awkward breasts
And filled the yawning skylines

With care
Set sweet
To hear existent beat
To hold the tangible
And drifting ever so gently sifting
Summer sky

Donated her eyes
Donated her eyes
To feel her actual senses
So sweet 16
To feel what life was like
Donated her eyes
To feel life as she imagined it


Go back to sleep
You yellowed-bellied freaks
Afraid of God and modern science

Go back to sleep
If I could only sleep
If I could stop imagining
If my dreams weren't after me

Through piss and sweaty blankets
The deafening hum of some great silence
The jingle jangling heat
The strangling sheets, terrible and fucking meaningless


Lyrics submitted by Linthorne, edited by wronglyric

Miasmal Smoke & the Yellow Bellied Freaks song meanings
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    General CommentWell first off this song is ridiculous. I bought the CD the day it was released and forced myself to wait until nighttime to listen to it. So I did and I laid in bed with headphones on and lights off and mmm. The CD is a whole is great and there are so many stellar tracks, but when I heard that loop-ish sound that comes before the vocals in Miasmal, my heart started beating like crazy. It still makes me so excited.

    ANYway. I got this album on vinyl for Christmas [yesss!] and it has all the lyrics in the sleeve. So! Here they are, with the lines and verses broken up and punctuated like they are printed:

    Donated her eyes when she was young and shy hated her awkward breasts and filled the yawning skylines
    With kisses sweet, to hear existence beat, to hold it tangible and drifting, ever so gently sifting summer sky
    Donated her eyes, donated her eyes to feel her actual senses, sweet 16, to feel what life was life
    Donated her eyes to feel life as she imagined it

    Go back to sleep you yellow bellied freaks, afraid of God and modern science
    Go back to sleep, if I could only sleep, if I could stop imagining if my dreams weren't after me
    Through piss and sweaty blankets, the deafening hum of some great silence
    The jingle jangling heat, the strangling sheets, terrible and meaningless


    Ta-dah. For some reason the "fucking" isn't printed in "terrible and fucking meaningless." Censorship issues? Who knows.


    -Alie
    niceparabolaon December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the last line in the first verse is actually "to feel life as she imagined it" instead of "could you actually imagine if"
    orca7on January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely breathtaking. Seeing them perform this song live is like watching an exorcism. In a good way.
    grayhaloon January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this song is getting me higher
    teufeltjeon August 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about ignorance. How, at a young age, ignorance is considered innocence, and through maturing, ignorance becomes undesireable. Haunting song, really. Absolutely amazing.
    persephonesgrinon February 01, 2012   Link

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