"There's Plenty of Girls in the Sea" as written by and Andrew Vanwyngarden Ben Goldwasser....
There's plenty of girls in the sea
And plenty of seeds in a lemon
The trick is in trying to stay free
When it's never that great to begin with
The surgeon performs precise little cuts
But he's never perfect, he's thinking too much
And it's really no comfort to me
There's plenty of girls in the sea

There's plenty of girls in the sea
And plenty of those are not women
As soon as you get yourself free
Then somebody stops you from swimming
The lifeguard admits, his whistle in hand
That it isn't the muscle, and it isn't the tan
No it's whatever you want it to be
There's plenty of girls in the sea

Ah the passionate painter will say with a brush:
"It's best to accept it and not make a fuss so
Just cause the grass wasn't green"
Yeah, there's plenty of girls in the sea

There's plenty of girls in the sea
And plenty of clowns in the village
The trick is to try to be free
And tend to the void, don't just fill it
The bartender concedes, from inside his vest
That none of the best ones were ever the best
So keep it short, simple and sweet
Cause there's plenty of girls in the sea
In the sea
Yeah, there's plenty of girls in the sea
In the sea
Oh there's plenty of girls in the sea
In the sea
Yeah, there's plenty of girls in the sea
Whenever you want there to be


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"Plenty of Girls in the Sea" as written by Benjamin Nicholas Huner Goldwasser Andrew Wells Vanwyngarden

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    General Commentthis songs about an acid trip right? ahuehuehuehue
    jackbringleon June 06, 2014   Link
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    General CommentProbably the catchiest song from the album. Pretty straightforward meaning.
    Pauperon October 03, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about keeping an open mind, I'd say. The general mood agrees with this, but I think the most important line is "The trick is in trying to stay free".
    Aviakioon October 27, 2013   Link
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    Song Meaning"Girls" is a metaphor for your goals. What you want out of life. It's almost like advice for an artist. Each stanza teaches a little lesson. Surgeons are the one's who seem like they got it together, but never reach perfection. The lifeguard shows that it's not your looks or money or whatever that makes you, it's whatever you want it to be. The painter teaches about accepting mistakes you make and rolling with them and getting over it. And the bartender admits that you shouldn't try to be perfect. Just make it your message short, simple, and sweet. You'll always have another opportunity. Another rainbow. Just around the river bend.

    It's pretty self explanatory but I explained it anyways.
    fartknuckleson January 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics, I think it can be interpreted on multiple levels. In my opinion the key line is "The trick is to try to be free/And tend to the void, don't just fill it." People have voids in their lives where they long for happiness, companionship, etc. and instead of digging down to the root of why they feel this way and fixing it, they try to fill these voids with (drugs, material things, girls/guys, etc.) so I think he's using the colloquialism of there's "Plenty of Girls in the Sea" to illustrate that point. He uses the lines about the surgeons not being perfect or the lifeguard not being about the muscle or tan to illustrate that typically the thing we use to temporarily fill those voids, still leave us feeling empty inside in the end, because we need to TEND to the void, not just FILL IT. When people experience heartbreak, people try to make them feel better (fill the void) by saying "well there's plenty of girls/guys in the sea" and so while this song could be about a relationship on the surface, I think it goes a bit beyond that.
    Phalv23on February 17, 2014   Link

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