Is there one sweet one that I must
Reach for then I'm done
Is perfection a place, or just a
Glimpse at hard work's face
(repeat)

Out amongst the music trapped in its time
Mad men muse brought tears to my face
Dressed in the form of classical rhyme
Light the dawn, electrical graze

Kick out the fuse that left like a mine
Man your shoes are hard to replace

Top off a brew that brushed like a tie
Here are days when friends passed away
Except the news the weather is mild
Grandma used to love how you'd play
Brewed from a bruise but angled we smile
Bag your blues and slip in the way

Out amongst the music trapped in its time
Mad men muse brought tears to my face
Dressed in the form of classical rhyme
Light the dawning electrical graze


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Mr. Fingers song meanings
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    General Commenti swear im hearing 'man your shoes are hard to replace' somewhere in this song.
    Elliotswon August 25, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song was written by Animal Collective based on the famous zoophilic event of Mr. Hands (the guy who had intercourse with a horse and died three days after because of the penetration) as a metaphore of how ephemeral life is and how we do destroy our lives in our hedonistic seek for pleasure.
    The title, "Mr. Fingers" is a clear allusion to "Mr. Hands", the guy of the horse. The lyrics are centered in his event: "Is perfection a place, or just a glimpse at hard work's face." Here, "hard work's face is a clear metaphor for "hard horse's penis", because for Mr. Hands, perfection may be a place or that horse's penis.
    "Mad men muse brought tears to my face" speaks for itself. Mr. Hands is a mad men, and his muse is the horse. The muse, with its painful penetration brought tears to Mr. Hands' face. "Man your shoes are hard to replace" also makes reference to the horse.
    "Top off a brew that brushed like a tie Here are days when friends passed away Except the news the weather is mild Grandma used to love how you'd play Brewed from a bruise but angled we smile Bag your blues and slip in the way" speak about how his existence ended banally, how he passed away and how he gave everything for his satisfaction; the way he became emptiness.
    eduloron December 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI hear "is perfection placed or just to use it out of shame (???)" as "is perfection placer or just a glimpse of harbored shame", the second "reach for what i've done" I hear as "reach for then I'm done"; the line right after "weather is mild" i'm hearing "when i used to run my way" but after that it phases too much for me to make out.
    yukbonon April 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentis there one sweet one that I must
    reach for, then I'm done?
    is perfection a place or just a glimpse at hard work's pace?
    is there one sweet one that I must
    reach for, then I'm done?
    is perfection a place or just a glimpse at hard work's pace?
    is there one sweet one that I must
    reach for, then I'm done?
    is perfection a place or just a glimpse at hard work's pace?
    is there one sweet one that I must
    reach for, then I'm done?

    pop on some music trapped in its time
    mad-man muse brought tears to my face
    dressed in the form of classical rhyme
    like the dawn, electrical grace
    kicked back the fuse, then left like a mime
    man, your shoes are hard to replace
    topped off the brew that rushed like a tide
    here are days when friends pass away
    accept the news, the weather is mild
    when loud(?) used to love, cry and play
    blue from a bruise but able to smile
    hide your blues and sink in the waves

    pop on some music trapped in its time
    mad-man muse brought tears to my face
    dressed in the form of classical rhyme
    like the dawn, electrical grace
    jamie leeon August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman these lyrics are really hard to distinguish! But this is my favourite song off the visual album
    DoodleZombieon August 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is called Mr. Fingers.
    jethrothekidon August 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnimal Collective - Mr Fingers

    Is there one sweet one that I must
    Reach for then I'm done
    Is perfection a place, or just a
    Glimpse at hard work's face
    (repeat)

    Out amongst the music trapped in its time
    Mad men muse brought tears to my face
    Dressed in the form of classical rhyme
    Light the dawn, electrical graze

    Kick out the fuse that left like a mine
    Man your shoes are hard to replace

    Top off a brew that brushed like a tie
    Here are days when friends passed away
    Except the news the weather is mild
    Grandma used to love how you'd play
    Brewed from a bruise but angled we smile
    Bag your blues and slip in the way

    Out amongst the music trapped in its time
    Mad men muse brought tears to my face
    Dressed in the form of classical rhyme
    Light the dawning electrical graze
    mrxdanielon August 26, 2010   Link

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