"Little Yellow Spider" as written by and Devendra Banhart....
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Little yellow spider, laughing at the snow
Ah, maybe that spider knows something that I don't know
'Cause I'm Goddamn cold

Little white monkey, staring at the sand
Well, maybe that monkey figured out something I couldn't understand
Who knows?

Well, I came upon a dancing crab, and I stopped to watch it shake
I said, "Dance for me just one more time
Before you hibernate and you come out a crab cake"

Hey there, little snapping turtle, snapping at a shell
Ah, there's mysteries inside, I know
But what they are I just can't tell for sure

And hey ya', little baby crow, you're looking kinda' mean
I think I outta spit before you start letting off your steam
For sure

And hey there, little sexy pig, you made it with a man
And you're got a little kid with hooves instead of hands

And oh, all the animals
All the animals

And hey there, little mockingbird, they sing about you in songs
Ah, where you been?
Have you broke a wing?
I haven't heard you in so long

And hey there, little albatross, swimming in the air
Ah c'mon, you know I can't fly
And I, I think we really outta play fair

And hey there, Mr. Happy Squid, you move so psychedelically
You hypnotize with your magic dance all the animals in the sea
For sure

And oh, all the animals
All the animals

And hey there, Mr. Morning Sun, what kind of creature are you?
I can't stare, but I know you're there
Goddamn, how I wish I knew

And hey there, Mrs. Lovely Moon, you're lonely and you're blue
It's kinda' strange, the way you change
But then again, we all do too


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"Little Yellow Spider" as written by Devendra Banhart

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  • +2
    General Commentfantastic and unique song. does anybody know about what the sexy pig means?
    kozoon November 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentpeople are people. turtles are turtles. the suns the sun. we all have a particular role to fill, and can't attain any of the insight that other creatures have.

    and it's beautiful
    cd phattyon June 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with Cd Phatty.
    We look at animals as being less intellegent than us, but for all we know, they're spirtually ahead of us. Perhaps they relealize that money, power, etc, have nothing to do with happiness.

    I also think this song has a lot to do with reincarnation.
    "It's kinda strange, the way you change
    But then again, we all do too"

    Thefishfromindiaon December 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And hey there, Mrs. lovely moon, you're lonely and you're blue
    It's kinda strange, the way you change
    But then again, we all do too"

    this song took me a few listens to start really enjoying, but i can't get enough now.
    wecanallbewinnerson December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdevendra is so cool. i love how he warbles on particular parts and changes things up to his own rhythm. and "you move so psych-a-delli-calll-y" is great. he's so thoughtful.
    Jejuneon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so cute! i really don't know what it means though?
    "Little yellow spider, laughing at the snow
    Ah, maybe that spider knows something that I don't know 'Cause I'm goddamn cold"
    i like the idea that animals know more than we do, or at least see things differently...
    punkybreesteron July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song seems very whimsical to me. I love it though, its clever, and fun to listen to.
    Heather200408on December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a great song. Except for the sexy pig bit. WTF?
    InsomniacUKon March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis just has to be about some psychedelic.
    I mean "And hey there, Mr. happy squid, you move so psychadelically
    You hypnotize with your magic dance all the animals in the sea
    For sure"
    Azuriellon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont think that this song was meant to mean anything.
    i think it was just written for fun.
    thelastjunkieon April 12, 2007   Link

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