(I know)

I make these snake mistakes. (But I know!)
I make these pony roads [phony ropes?]. (I know!)
I make these snake mistakes.
(But I know I know I know I know I know!)
(x2)

(Noooooooo!)
Why won't these bees leave me alone?
These bees get me and I say "Oh!"
Why won't these bees leave me alone?
I hate them bees!

(I know)

I make these snake mistakes. (But I know!)
I make these pony roads. (I know!)
I make these snake mistakes.
(But I know I know I know I know I know!)
(x2)

One...
Two...
Three...
Four...
Five...
Six...
Bees...
Knees!

[indecipherable]

But I know!
Why won't these bees leave me alone?
These bees get me and I say "Oh!"
Why won't these bees leave me alone?
I hate them bees!

I just want the bees with the bees' knees.
Bees bees buzzing bees with the bees' knees.
I just want the bees with the bees' knees.
Bees bees buzzing bees!

(I know)

I make these snake mistakes. (But I know!)
I make these pony roads. (I know!)
I make these snake mistakes.
(But I know I know I know I know I know!)
(x2)

One...
Two...
Three...
Four...
Five...
Six...
Bees...
Knees!

[indecipherable]

My dad is so cool,
he is the coolest dad in dad school.
He does not break any dad rules.
He would pick you up if I asked him to.
(x6)

I knooowww!
Why won't these bees leave me alone?
These bees get me and I say "Oh!"
Why won't these bees leave me alone?
I hate them bees!

I just want the bees with the bees' knees.
Bees bees buzzing bees with the bees' knees.
I just want the bees with the bees' knees.
Bees bees buzzing bees!

(I know)

I make these snake mistakes. (But I know!)
I make these pony roads. (I know!)
I make these snake mistakes.
But I know I know I know I know I know!
(x4)


Lyrics submitted by DJelectricaltape, edited by lujk

Snake Mistakes song meanings
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    General CommentI make these snake mistakes.
    I make these pony roads.
    I'll make these snake mistakes.
    I know I know I know.

    Why won't these bees leave me alone?
    These bees get me and I say "No."
    Why won't these bees leave me alone?
    I hate them bees...

    My dad is so cool, he is the coolest dad in dad school.
    He does not break any dad rules.
    He will pick you up if I asked him to.
    UsedToVacationon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hate them bees...
    ashura2kon April 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if Dan Deacon writes lyrics to be analyzed, but perhaps he's just talking about little problems and solutions? He makes stupid mistakes, ones that slip right in front of you, and he's bothered by little problems, or bees.

    And I have no idea bout the dad part.
    Perhaps Panon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSnake mistake is a poem by Kenn Nesbitt, who has written a lot of poetry for children. The part about the bees seems to sum up the worries of a child, who would mostly be concerned with pesky bees while playing outside than with any problems of an adult's life. The part that goes "my dad is so cool" is also just another reference to a young boy's mentality, in which a father figure is elevated to superhero status. His dad being "the coolest dad in dad school" refers to how children often don't see beyond the scope of their own lives. A child goes to school, so he would connect this vision of the world to other people; his dad must go to school too, only a school for grown ups. Basically this song is all about being a young child, and this theme can be found in a lot of Dan Deacon's music. It's one of the best aspects of his music.
    chopperjon April 20, 2011   Link

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