to be the motion actor,
two broken strings, attracted,
to groom my face in life and doom

hesitate to throw a coin in,
a wish could be a bad thing,
my mouth is just a mush of drool

standing on the bridge i
wink at you from up high
a talking fish comes as she moves

i want to be like water
and never need a doctor
and carve the earth without my tools

(do it all)

all the things that i relate to well,
like authors and painters
transparent paper wings
that float above me while i sleep
to make the room more natural
so we could die in it and die in it and die

the color after sunset
you'd do anything to jinx it,
it'll crush your sculpture just like a willow
he doesn't need a house
his shoes will walk for miles
there's a gypsies face maked on my pill.

i want to be like water and slip into your throat
and make you feel alive and good

i want to be like water and never have a doubt and
reflect what is around my pool

(do it all)

all the things that i relate to them
like authors and painters,
transparent paper wings
that float above me while i sleep
to make the room more natural
so we could die in it and die in it and die.

and all the dreams that i awake to read like ghostly paintings
and all the things i hate, i wish i didn't have to hate
to find a room thats natural
to live and die in it, live and die, live and die.

i don't think you know just what you're doing
you pretend to know exactly all the things you keep on moving
said i don't think i know exactly what i'm doing
but i tend to know exactly all the things you keep on moving

when you wake up from your snoozin'
i'll tell you how to do it my way
i'll tell you what I'm doin'
there's a knife up in the drawer

anybody try to stop it
and i'll find out where you're stompin'
and it's all about the days you spend
well, i'll be at our home


Lyrics submitted by octopuscollective

Water Curses song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentThis is amazing. I believe what Avey is trying to represent in this song is reaching a higher consciousness by mimicking such a natural thing as water. Being an artist, well being a good artist means being able to take the consciousness of the world and replicate or express it through an art form. When he says "I want to be like water and never have a doubt and reflect what is around my pool" he's basically saying I dont want to doubt the people around me as not being in the same consciousness as me. We as humans are reflections of each other. Our minds come from the same consciousness just put in different bodies. Also in the lines, "when you wake up from your snoozin'
    i'll tell you how to do it my way i'll tell you what I'm doin'
    there's a knife up in the drawer." I believe he's referring to this low level of spirituality that exists in our western culture. A lot of people are completely spiritually unconscious therefore kind of walking around in a comatose like state working there 9-5's and getting all of there knowledge from the noise box in the corner of there living rooms. Therefore they are "snoozin'" in low vibrations. Most of the answers to finding god are in this song. Something you could learn from a hallucinogenic experience as well. But take it from Animal Collective, they know what's really good!
    plasticathexison August 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think the perfect way to describe this is:

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    What do you guys think?
    nominalon January 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti want to be like water and slip into your throat
    and make you feel alive and good


    Maybe I'm just a perv, but this struck me right away as a sexual reference.




    this song is genius.
    holycrapoctopuson February 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI hear it as:

    To be a motion actor,
    Two broken strings attract her
    An invitation, life in gloom

    Hesitate to throw a coin in,
    A wish could be a bad thing,
    My mouth is just a mesh of drool

    And standing on the bridge I
    Wink at you from up high,
    I talk, a fish comes as she moves

    I want to be like water
    And never need a doctor
    And carve the earth without my tools

    (Do it all)

    All of the things that I relate to well
    Like authors and painters
    Transparent paper wings
    That float above me while I sleep
    To make the room more natural
    So we could die in it and die in it, die

    The color after sunset
    You'd do anything to jinx it,
    It'll crush your skull just like a willow
    He doesn't need a house
    His shoes will walk for miles
    There's a gypsy's face marked on my pillow

    I want to be like water
    And slip into your throat
    And make you feel alive and new

    I want to be like water
    And never have a doubt and
    Reflect what is around my pool

    (Do it all)

    All of the things that I relate to well
    Like authors and painters
    Transparent paper wings
    That float above me while I sleep
    To make the room more natural
    Till we could die in it and die in it, die

    And all the dreams that I awake to read like ghosts awaitin' (s)
    And all the things I hate, I wish I didn't have to hate
    And find a room most natural
    To live on by in it, by in it, by

    I don't think you know just what you're doing
    You pretend to know exactly all the things you keep on moving
    Said I don't think I know exactly what I'm doing
    But I tend to know exactly all the things you keep on moving

    When you wake up from your snoozin
    Gonna tell you how to do it my way
    Gonna tell you what I'm doin
    Lazy night I play my drum

    Anybody try to rob it
    And I'll find a way to stop it
    And it's all about the days you spend
    Well I'll be at our home
    pidgon May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe mood this song creates is too good to only last 3 minutes. I ususally have to listen to this song more than once =) I also hear something like "so I can play my drums" but I'm not too concerned about the lyrics, although they are quite brilliant.
    CheebaSteebaon June 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe one line I'm almost positive about that's different from the ones here is:
    "And all the things that I relate to well like goggles and paint tubes."
    rdnzlon June 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIt should be "mesh of drool" at the beginning.
    TheGlowon July 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've probably listened to this song for more than an hour on repeat 5 times in as many days
    epitomeoftighton March 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to listen to this forever!
    I especially love it starting at 2:03. Oh man, so so soo goood.
    landofsubmarineson April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat job on these lyrics! I couldn't understand but a few words he was saying.
    ThatHansonCoveron April 07, 2008   Link

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