Slept by her and I dreamt of bees --
That's all I can remember --
Just that I was stung a thousand times,
So I woke, I dressed, and I left her.

Oh, American, I walked out the door
To the wind and hillsides winding
I kissed her through that windowpane,
Then left the bees and she behind me.

Rise up, m'boy! No more mistakes!
Pick the new road you'll be heading!
Pack your one gun and leave tonight --
It's a promise now; go on out and get it.

Started out; come back around.
Took to looking, guess what got found?

Come by a man who was chopping trees;
I probably shouldn'ta asked it.
Said, "Whatcha gonna do with all that wood?"
He said, "My business is in caskets." Good Lord!

So I wrapped myself in the next person I saw;
Said, "Lover, take me places."
Said back, "Boy, you are a pretty one,
But you might just die a'chasing."

O Spirits, woe is woeful me!
I'll do whatever's required:
I'll slit a throat; I'll kiss a throat
For a little bit of finding.

Started out; come back around.
Took to looking, guess what got found?

So I walked back and forth, but mostly straight,
Till the house came back around
Stood in the yard for forty more days,
Then went inside and lay me down.

So I slept by her and I dreamt of bees,
Stinging me one by one
But with each sting, I glowed a bit more;
Them bees was fillin me up with honey!

Woke and I kissed my precious love;
A cool breeze in the pine
I said, "Love, you're like an angel ship,"
Then I laid back and died.

I started out; come back around.
Took to looking, guess what got found?

I started out; I come back around.
I took to looking, guess what got found?


Lyrics submitted by Conchobar

Bees song meanings
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