i thought our brother ??
it should be a leader
who kept them all in green and red
should not be allowed to be free

cause this land of mine beats still
the place would rise above us
to tear your roots up out the earth
and man-made fruits don't ??

ahhh good country
seeds above us
kiss this child and he'll surely wake up
I don't care if
I don't wake up
you'll kiss me and I'll surely wake up

ahhh good country
trees above us
mountain lions gonna surely wake up
child won't fret if
he does wake up
you'll see me and we'll surely make up

ahhh good country
seeds below us
kiss this child and he'll surely wake up
don't you fret if
I will wake up
they'll see you then they'll surely make up


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Ahhh Good Country song meanings
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    My InterpretationIt sounds to me as if Animal Collective portray a shift from an indulgent kind of view on life and nature (possibly psychotic/manic) to a more practical, mature, independent view on it. It's metaphorical too: the way they perceive nature parallels their own personal growth as human beings.

    i thought our brother ??
    it should be a leader
    who kept them all in green and red
    should not be allowed to be free

    This is the Brainstormer stanza. It speaks of the paradoxical forces which move our world: the red (war, violence) and the green (liberal peace). It's about Marxism done correctly; it could very well be about New World Order (the enforcement of equality upon the gullible to achieve world peace). The brother is the politician. The government has not tried to merge the political differences in America. This keeps people ignorantly separated and prejudiced; such people who do not promote peace should not be allowed freedom.

    cause this land of mine beats still
    the place would rise above us
    to tear your roots up out the earth
    and man-made fruits don't ??

    This is the Theorizer stanza. Artists and bohemians who have plant-like personalities (potheads?) need to rise up and evoke change upon themselves. Stop dreaming and start doing. Continually get out of your comfort zone to grow as a person.


    ahhh good country
    seeds above us
    kiss this child and he'll surely wake up
    I don't care if
    I don't wake up
    you'll kiss me and I'll surely wake up


    This is the Dreamer stanza. At this point, the realization of one's dreams has occurred, yet his actions are still buried. He probably dreams of finding love, romantic or otherwise. He doesn't want to wake up yet; but if someone else enters his life, it will wake him up -- to be able to love and care for another person, one needs someone to give him love and affection first.

    ahhh good country
    trees above us
    mountain lions gonna surely wake up
    child won't fret if
    he does wake up
    you'll see me and we'll surely make up

    Now he stops dreaming and starts accomplishing the dreams (to become musicians and make art). "we'll surely make up" = apologize to others for having shown them such a weak, avoidant, indulgent personality.

    ahhh good country
    seeds below us
    kiss this child and he'll surely wake up
    don't you fret if
    I will wake up
    they'll see you then they'll surely make up

    Now he's ready to raise a child ("seeds below us") or accomplish his own will to help others. He has fully evolved from a hedonistic nature lover to an altruistic realm of transcendence. "they'll surely make up" = become a role model and others will follow your path.
    backyardgypsyon February 16, 2011   Link

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