me,
slowly walking, going to see the
seal
swimming in the lake of melted
ice.
The minnows they are catching must be
good.

They stay so long, entreat us too
write
Of getting close to nature. People
know:
It's a good time for a photo, can't let
go.

But the ice should not be melting every-
where,
Swimmin' around and melting on the
shore.
Our shores will all be dripping round a
swirl.
Now there's no time for a photo but

Ah, good to swim in sunshine...


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Seal Eyeing song meanings
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    General CommentThe obvious: global warming, rising sea levels, I guess a real 'water curse'.

    There is some sense of the immediacy of the problem ('no time for a photo') but they ultimately embrace returning to the swirl, like how in 'Water Curses' he sings of wanting to be water.

    A thematic thing; they always seem to be closer than animals and nature than to human intentions (in Peacebone: "I'm a corpse, I'm not a fisherman" when a bunch of dead fish rise to the surface). Duh, I know, they're 'Animal Collective'.
    ashikkeribon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttrippy song *_*
    dekdestroyon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo much imagery.
    JordinGoffon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about tripping on psychedelic subtances in nature. i spun water curses dozens of times yesterday whilst doing such, and it was as perfect as anything can be.
    dontsnatchmavrckon June 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso: our shoes will all be dripping rubber swirls
    dontsnatchmavrckon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentreflecting in nature (the seals)
    The present moment can't possibly be better(the picture)
    living in and being in that present moment instead of being elsewhere (letting go of the picture and swimming in sunshine)

    musicaleuphoriaon July 12, 2010   Link

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