"Death Isn't a Parallel Move" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
[Repeat: x3]
All of my thoughts are from a foreign host
Now I feel just like a ghost [Repeat: x4]

Don't be afraid lille vän of violence
I'm only poisoning you, not gonna stab you.
Don't be afraid lille vän of my troubled mind
I'm just poisoning you a little
With my gloom

This far too much like a noise
It happens to be not so nice
I must nod
I must shatter
I must diffuse
This fractured consciousness
This soft abuse

The identity I composed out of terror has become oppressive now
I must (not) defy (defeat) this dark assignment
I'm over it now
I'm so over it now

Don't be afraid lille vän of violence
I'm only poisoning you, not gonna shoot you.
Don't be afraid lille vän of my troubled mind
I'm just poisoning you a little

Every day


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    General CommentI think it's I must numb, not I must nod...
    Also, there's far too much LIGHT & NOISE...
    IndieKid1977on August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "I must deny" not "defy"
    Warren Judkinson September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually "I must (deny) defy (defeat) this dark assignment.
    lepidoptera3on September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's not "lille vän", but "lille venn" (Norwegian meaning "little friend" like in 'And I've seen a blooby shadow'.
    xerxes33on September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe guitar on this is absolutely beautiful.
    My ears perked up when I heard him say "lille venn" the first time because that's what my mom called me when I was a little girl, however I don't feel that it is used as an endearment in this song. It sounds like it's about the battle with the negative things controlling his mind.
    NauticalNunson October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song fucking sucks, I can barley finish it. Don't get me wrong I like Of Montreal and everything.
    Lagon December 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere's far too much light and noise, for sure
    moufouetteon February 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthanks xerxes53, I mostly look to these sights hoping to unveil some esoteric meaning in the song.
    I found exactly what I was curious about, my name is Venessa and my love interest is quite the gemini with two faces, this song is perfect for us. Little Venn makes that apparent, and gives more meaning to me when at first I didn't like the beginning too much it reminds me of a basketball game but then it makes a hasty shift

    pixiemouse27on March 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"All of my thoughts come from a foreign host
    Now I feel just like a ghost"

    TRUTH.

    Everything we've ever learned we gained from teachers, parents, peers, books, movies. We are just the ghost of information from sources other than ourselves.
    hulelamon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy guess is that it isn't about the foreign hosts being teachers, media etc. Kevin Barnes has stated himself that he has alter egos to write songs, so I assume that maybe after he's written a song or lived in the mind of that alternate personality, he feels like a ghost afterwards because all of his "thoughts come from a foreign host."
    SouthernBelleon May 22, 2009   Link

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