"Sea Of Teeth" as written by and Mark Linkous....
Can you feel the wind of Venus on your skin?
Can you taste the crush of a sunset's dying blush?
Stars will always hand in summer's bleeding veils

Can you feel the rings of Saturn on your finger?
Can you taste the ghosts who shed their creaking hosts?
But seas forever boil, trees will turn to soil

Stars will always hand in summer's bleeding veils
But seas forever boil, trees will turn to soil


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"Sea of Teeth" as written by Mark Linkous

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    General CommentI think it's "stars will always hang/in summers bleeding fang." Pretty sure, in fact.
    milk_and_honeyon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about the nature of our existence as humans... All the questions that it poses can only be answered with "No". You can't feel the wind of Venus, or taste the sunset. They're all far-off, intangible things that we are very limited in experiencing. But in the meantime, everything that's going on around us will keep on going, "trees will turn to soil" whether we're around or not. It's about how limited our experiences are, in such a vast universe that we're not really that large a part of.

    It's absolutely amazing and one of my favourite songs ever.
    BrokeAccounton March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentArt is what you make it to be right? That being said, to me this song asks the burning questions about death. It's like he's talking to someone who has died. Are you in space? Are you with ghosts who shed their creaking hosts? And even though we all go somewhere, or to oblivion, the earth keeps going with the trees returning to soil for the next generation. Probably way off the mark but to me it's not and that is art...and what a great artist Linkous is.

    I just Love this song!
    Joefeenuson May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is seriously one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard
    sweetadelineon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. Incredible. Too good for complete sentences.
    Sepulchraveon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing. i dont know what to say about it.
    heyjealousyon May 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRemarkable.
    schoolofspoolon May 05, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me it's just about the beauty that we all take for granted sometimes. It's always there, but we rarely notice it.
    Aaron342on August 28, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionStars will always (hang), in summmer's bleeding (vein).
    grinch11on May 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSublime.
    sabinefrogon February 22, 2014   Link

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