Baby canteen, when I thought your heart stopped beating
The room brought out the silence in your breathing
A birth in wooded housing will help you live beyond your numbers
Let us pray to pan let in the light
And see us bathe and sleep among us
Smell the bodies of our elders
And wake up to the milky way at breakfast
I’ll take the time to pick up all the widow makers broken
No real way to remember if they'll work again

Color people say "Oh no," cause they think it’s contagious
Marshmallow people say "Oh yeah," cause they think it's a masterpiece

The sky has brakes
What a good way to rise
De Soto de Son will probably take all day
On his side of the world they're taking their time

Goodbye, blue heron, green fly, goodbye, goodbye

I’ve got a raft you'll sail 'til the open lie in the lake
While your body is broken
When you go out I’ll cry in the thicket
Shooting from school
There’s a green where the crickets cry mom can't breathe and I know she's leaving
Birds on the quay are all food for the crocodile
So slow it down
It's not a race
Death takes time
Do you see it?

Baby canteen swollen fingers in the water
I roped an island pony for your birthday
I'll live in wooded housing till they put out all your needles
And drop you in and shelter near the highway

Color people say oh no, 'cause they think it’s contagious
Marshmallow people say oh yeah, 'cause they think it's a masterpiece


Lyrics submitted by UncleHuggedMeFunny

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    General Comment"color" people and "marshmallow" people?

    ... hmm
    askon November 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it goes death takes time to see...something or other
    zoombinisson March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti doubt it, considering i copied this directly from the lyric booklet.
    horseheadon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentholy crap you actually have a copy with it?

    holy crap it comes with a lyric booklet?

    why are the other ones not up then

    id enjoy to know the queen in my pictures lyrics

    but i still cant hear do you see it from that
    zoombinisson March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah ill type more in a few minutes
    horseheadon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand i dont really think it matters what you "hear" when it says right there in the official booklet.
    horseheadon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha horsehead, why do you have to bust zoombiniss' balls for hearing something other than the actual lyrics. i'm not even arguing with you or debating what's actually and what's not actually said, but have you ever considered the lyric booklet is wrong? i have a few cds in particular where you can blatantly hear them singing something other than what's printed directly in front of you. so i guess what i'm saying is just because it doesn't matter what someone "hears" doesn't mean you have to be such a cocksucker about it.
    catastrophysicianon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEspecially considering Avey Tare has been known to deliberately post the wrong lyrics around on some of his other songs, especially the Sung Tongs lot.

    Best song off Campfire Songs? I think so. The rain outside the porch really adds to the song in this one, doesn't it? It makes it sound like a warm song on a really cold night.
    Appers66on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely "death takes time to see...". Very good song.
    march1291on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else hear the thunder or wind or whatever at like 7:43....is that what it is? damn
    slippion December 12, 2007   Link

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