I'm sittin' by the wavepool laughing
Making creed and your cool shades flashin'
(You're a baby, I guess that's why they say these things)
And then mo-town came to life
With people's babies all holdin' them tight
(And a Detroit voice, it has made my choice up)

And the box are all scattered the hood
The station's there, we could go buy food
(These are times, that keep our body coming way too cool)
The hottest evening I've ever had, with sweaty hands not even makin' me sad
(And you're touching me, there's a first time for nearly everything)

And the imagery of genes and feeling is the imagery of love and needing
It's above the code
And the masonry of modern dealings
Goes beyond the stuff that is, worth keepin'

(Whistling)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
(Whistling)
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

And the symmetry of genes and feeling is the imagery of love and meaning
It's above the code
And the masonry of modern dealings goes beyond the stuff that is
Worth keepin'

The things that I knew at birth are coming back to me in a burst
(Like they were hidden by a different kind of mind)
The way that God was painted to me,
Up in heaven, in the sky where I could not be
What is wrong with Earth?
Are you scared that death is the end?


Lyrics submitted by cew, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentI can't believe that no one has commented on this song yet. Although it is technically one of Justin Vernon's solo songs, it is still among the most beautiful that he has ever written. I think it's mostly about the spirituality vs. biology debate of humanity and what constitutes our souls, etc. An absolutely gorgeous piece of music/writing.
    theaveragepoeticon March 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful. Justin has is an incredible thinker and songwriter. This song is one of the best of examples of his depth and simple lyrics can be so complex in meaning.
    justinvernonloveon March 04, 2012   Link

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