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Hello dirt, goodbye innocence
Catch me a drop of dew
Goodbye hope, hello elegance
You've got a lot to prove
Sunshine beach, you've got sandy toes
Race to the perfect beach, I owe you
Thanks a lot, thanks for everything
You are a weasel shit

Oh my God! What have we done?
I killed your mama, you better run!
You better skip on out of here
We'll miss this place, going to disappear

Fucking weasel, you've lost your touch
Skinny as hell but it's not enough
Life is a mine shaft of love
But don't dig too deep


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    General Commenti just found this song today... and the title was
    'Dave has sex_It Feel's Nice'

    haha
    mgmtgoldfishon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "goodbye incense" not "goodbye innocence"

    FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG though
    Chasbyon November 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is pretty intense...haha...
    xoOhMyJonasxoon January 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti dont get it... lol

    musiclover2192on March 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that Honey Bunny is addressing a girl, perhaps "girls in general", and men, to give them some advice on girls.

    "Hello dirt, goodbye innocence,
    Catch me a drop of dew.
    Goodbye hope, hello elegance,
    You've got a lot to prove."

    The parallel phrasing here puts together "innocence" and "hope" (probably in a reference to childhood), but strangely, it also puts together "dirt" and "elegance". This could be a jab at some unnamed girl that is quite elegant (in terms of fashion or whatever) but who is in a sense "dirty" as well -- perhaps spiteful or of poor character or virtue, according to MGMT. I don't know what to say about "dew", but dew has been historically considered as something that "fertilizes" if you know what I mean.

    "Sunshine beach, you've got sandy toes,
    race to the perfect beach, I owe you,
    thanks a lot, thanks for everything,
    you are a weasel shit."

    The only way I can find to ascribe meaning to this part is if "beach" is being used euphemistically for "bitch". If that's the case, these four lines are just a straight-up insult without a lot of meaning.

    "Oh my God! What have we done?
    I killed your mama, you better run!
    You better skip, on outta here,
    We'll miss this place, Gonna disappear."

    This stanza evokes eloping. Now how that fits in with the attitude of the rest of the lyrics, or with the literal or metaphorical mother-killing, I have no idea.


    "Fucking weasel, you've lost your touch.
    Skinny as hell, but it's not enough."

    The girl is a "fucking weasel" who the speaker is no longer attracted to. Incidentally, she's quite slender, but the speaker wishes that she were even more so (perhaps to the point of starvation?)

    "Life is a mineshaft of love.
    But don't dig too deep."

    I really love these final lines. The meaning is clear -- a large part of our lives are in the pursuit of love, but it's possible to cause ourselves ruin if we get involved with the wrong girls or somehow in the wrong way.

    To go on past the basic meaning in a metaphorical explosion that may or may not have been intended by MGMT, I like to think about civilization depends on what comes out of mines -- coal, metals, uranium, and all that -- to survive. Is MGMT saying that we, then, as individuals need love to survive? Now, if the mines are "dug too deep", a couple bad things could happen. The mine itself could collapse, killing workers. Or, to go to a global scale, mining too intensely without regards for sustainability could cause civilizations to flounder for want of resources. One could think about how these "too deep" scenarios might work for love.

    crwiscon April 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was like a guy (I guess ben, since he's singing, although I don't really know who wrote the lyrics) talking to a girl he went out with but then broke up with.

    I think the beginning,
    "Hello dirt, goodbye innocence,
    Catch me a drop of dew.
    Goodbye hope, hello elegance,
    You've got a lot to prove.
    Sunshine beach, you've got sandy toes,
    race to the perfect beach, I owe you,
    thanks a lot, thanks for everything,
    you are a weasel shit."
    is about how he's with this girl. The "dirt" and "elegance" are things about the girl (I think as in she's obsessed with appearances, but doesn't care about how things actually are?), and when he's with her he has to say goodbye to hope and innocence. Then I think of him taking her to a beach ("sunshine beach") which she doesn't like ("you've got sandy toes"), so she shows him one she likes better and says he owes her ("race to the perfect beach, I owe you"). Which is I think just sort of one example of how she thinks her taste is better, but this probably happens with a lot of things (relates back to the beginning, how he had to say goodbye to the things he liked and welcome what she liked. It wasn't balanced). Then the sarcastic "thanks for everything" and "you are a weasel shit" which I think is pretty straightforward.

    "Oh my God! What have we done?
    I killed your mama, you better run!
    You better skip, on outta here,
    We'll miss this place, Gonna disappear."
    I think this is him basically ending the relationship, getting revenge, whatever.

    "Fucking weasel, you've lost your touch.
    Skinny as hell, but it's not enough.
    Life is a mineshaft of love.
    But don't dig too deep."
    Since this is after they break up I think of it as things he realizes after, what he learned. He saw that there were bigger problems behind her selfishness. I think "skinny as hell, but it's not enough"=she could never be happy with herself, and then the biggest thing: "life is a mineshaft of love, but don't dig too deep." Like in life you have to understand that there is plenty of love until you get too greedy for it and become needy. People who constantly need to be told how much you love them or how great they are are no fun to be around -- they "dig too deep." Which is something he seems to understand but she never did, and that was the real problem. And he's better off without her.
    sfraon April 22, 2011   Link

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