"Afternoon with the Axolotis" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere and Matt Talbott....
A bed of dead leves graced the ground
a quick glance to the other side
we will not be found
send me on some haste command
come close
screams to me I can see you above the grass
and threw it all she seemed secure
downward is heavanward and we are not alone
head thrown back a second time
eyes shut bellzebub can review this without a net



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"Afternoon with the Axolotis" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey Bryan St. Pere

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    General CommentProbably my favorite song on the album.

    The music is really ambient and spacey, but heavy and mellow at the same time... but that holds true for most Hum songs, which is why I love them so much.
    ilikeathfon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love robotrippins take on this song, its definantly a story weaved together and I cant decide what it could be a metaphor FOR. I imagine a car crash somewhere deep in the woods, and a woman is lost in the woods and comes to a clearing or a river, and finds her broken body lieing there, and has to come to terms with her own death. Its like a narative of the death of a woman and how she surrenders and accepts death, downward is heavenward could mean that the frightening and nihilistic acceptance of death is not so bad, its like heaven to finally be able to aknowledge and accept the truth no matter how painful it is.
    Turkishgoldcamson September 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentagain another GREAT song from HUM...

    But for me... this song just is about doing drugs... i mean isn't beelzebub a demon??? and why would you ask him to do something "without a net"... I'm not going to analyze each sentence, but the first time i heard this song I immediately thought it was about doing drugs and I have not since changed my mind... also the length of the song without lyrics might suggest that a person listening to the song is probably "out of sorts" anyway...

    Just my interpretation thanks!!!
    erswigon April 05, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correctionfrom: h-u-m.net/lyrics/…

    "Afternoon With The Axolotls"

    She hits the blade with both hands high.
    Downward is heavenward, and we are not alone.
    Condensers on and the drop is found, a fingertip trace says to me I can see you and you are wet.

    A bed of dead leaves grace the ground, a quick glance to the other side and we will not be found.
    Symbionts in haste demand come close, screams to me I can see you above the rest.
    And through it all she seems secure.
    Downward is heavenward, and we are not alone.
    Head thrown back, a sickened sigh, her eyes shut, Beelzebub can we do this without a net?
    clickhandon November 11, 2012   Link

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