I've gotta big big big heart beat yeah
I think you are the sweetest thing
I wear a coat of feelings and they are loud
but I've been having good days,
think we are the right age
to start our own peculiar ways? (do do do do do do)
With good friendly homes (do do do do do do)

You get me freaked freaked freaked on preakness
I've never met a girl that likes to drink with horses
and knows her Chinese ballet
I must admit you smell like fruity nuts and good grains
but could you show my purple gaze (do do do do do do)
a thing or two at night? (do do do do do do)

It'd make me sick sick sick to kiss you
and I think that I would vomit
but I'll do that on Mondays I don't have a work way
I like it when I bump you
and an accident's a truth gate
I'm humbled in your pretty lens (do do do do do do)
I'll hold you don't you go (do do do do do do)

Sometimes your quiet and sometimes I'm quiet (hallelujah)
Sometimes I'm talkative and sometimes your not talkative I know

well I'd like to spread your perfume around the old apartment
could we live together and agree on the same wares
a trapeze is a bird cage even if its empty
it definitely fits the room (do do do do do do)
and we would too (do do do do do do)

Ada gig gig gig hernana! I talk too much without you,
their ears are getting tired of me singing all the night through
Let's just talk together, you and me and me you
And if there's nothing much to say (do do do do do do)
silence is a bore (do do do do do do)

I've gotta big big big heart beat yeah
I think you are the sweetest thing
I wear a coat of feelings and they are loud
but I've been having good days,
think we are the right age
to start our own peculiar ways? (do do do do do do)
With good friendly homes (do do do do do do)

sometimes your quiet and sometimes I'm quiet (hallelujah)
sometimes I'm talkative and sometimes your not talkative I know
sometimes you hear me when others they can't hear me (hallelujah)
sometimes I'm naked and thank god sometimes your naked well hello

[Can I tell you that you are the purple in me
can I call you just to hear you would you care?
When I saw you put your purple finger on me
there's a feeling in your bottle
found your bottle found your heart
gives a feeling from your bottled little part ] x2

(instrumental)

Gotta crush high thought I crushed all I could
crushed all I can then I touched your hand
crush high don't want it to stop
cause stories of your brother make my crush high bop
and you couldn't really know cause its in my toes
and sometimes I wonder where'd that crush high go
crush high then I go and take some pills
cause I can't do all of my dose and still feel ill
you get that whooooooo! (x7) you get that

you get that crush high thought I crushed all I could
crushed all I can then I touched your hand
crush high don't want it to stop
cause stories of your brother make my crush high bop
and you couldn't really know cause its in my toes
and sometimes I wonder where'd that crush high go
crush high then I go and take some pills
cause I can't do all of my dose and still feel ill
you get that whooooooo! (x7) you get that

you get that crush high thought I crushed all I could
crushed all I can then I touched your hand
crush high don't want it to stop
cause stories of your brother make my crush high bop
and you couldn't really know cause its in my toes
and sometimes I wonder where'd that crush high go
crush high then I go and take some pills
cause I can't do all of my dose and still feel ill
you get that whooooooo! (x15) you get that


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  • +8
    General Commentthis is my new favorite song. such a great album.

    i think it's about being extremely infatuated with someone. and celebrating that.
    newyearsprojecton August 28, 2005   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI love this song. Its about being in love with someone, definately. Animal Collective are amazing at being cryptic yet at the same time really transparent, aren't they?

    This song is so fun to listen to, I think it's my current favourite song off Feels.

    Incidentally, does anyone know who or what Khalana is? I figured it was a name, but it doesn't appear anyone ever was named that or something? I mean, when both behindthename.com and wikipedia fail ya you know that name's gone to like 2 people in the past thousand years.

    It IS apparently a town in Iraq, though! Something tells me he's not singing about that, though. It WOULD make a hella twist to find out this was another war song, though, wouldn't it?
    Appers66on July 30, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI always find myself jumping up and down when this song comes on.
    Especially the "You get that, whoo" part.
    That part's really fun.
    Pbnjxxon May 06, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe drums in the beginning definitely sound like his beating heart.

    His obsession (or infatuation) is causing him to speak extremely fast.
    I also believe that his obsession is causing him to feel nauseous: "Make me sick sick sick to kiss you and I think that i would vomit".
    Then he says:
    "Crush high then i go and take some pills
    Cause i cant do all of my dos and still feel ill".
    I would say that the 'crush high' is making him feel sick, so he takes medicine to make himself feel better so the high will last longer.

    When the songs says, "Sometimes you're quiet and sometimes I'm quiet..." the tone of the song sounds nervous- like the feeling you get when you can't think of anything to say because you are so nervous.

    Then during and after the part: "Can I tell you that you are the purple in me?..." He speaks slower maybe because he wants tell the person how he feels without sounding too insane.

    Then at the end when he starts with, "the crush high...," the way it is sung also makes him sound really giddy to give a better idea of what the crush feels like.
    summeradolescenceon January 09, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commenttrippiest love song ever.
    =]
    leakybrainson November 24, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIs it not one of the great love songs of our time? I'd hazard to say so...
    A_Raging_Bullon July 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOn mood rings, the color for "in love" is purple. I wonder if that's where purple comes into this song?

    "can i tell you that you are the purple in me?
    can i call you just to hear you would you care?
    when i saw you put your purple finger on me"
    iheartninjason December 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think the ending is necessarily about being on coke. He uses the term "crush high" and it made me think of being a kid, and when you have a crush on somebody, and you get those butterflies in your stomach and your heart races around them even if nothing's going on.
    So when he meets this girl, he's saying he's surprised that he feels that way around her, because he thought he had crushed all he could...etc. I don't know about the pills. I'm still thinking on that one. But I guess that's my take.

    As for "I wear a coat of feelings and they are loud" those are definitely the right lyrics. You can clearly hear them in the acoustic version someone posted a link to on YouTube. I think they make a lot of sense. It's like describing colors as being loud, I like to think of the feelings as being colors on a coat, and they're bright and vibrant, etc. because he's in such a good mood around this person. As opposed to being darker or more subdued colors.
    adamanteveon August 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyou guys are fucking morons talking about coke?
    crush high is just the "high" you get from having an insane crush like he does.

    and when he says..

    And sometimes i wonder whered that crush high go
    Crush high then i go and take some pills

    he is saying someitmes he doesnt get that natural "high" from the crush he has. so instead he goes and takes some pills for a high.
    enjoyyourrootson October 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCan i just say this song means more to me than anyone could understand.
    This is the first animal collective song i ever heard. Now i am a Huge fan.
    But my Bestfriend introduced me to this song/ band.
    I loved it immediately.

    The lyrics connected to the relationship i have wih her... perfectly.
    the whole part about living together made me think of our future together.
    beside every sweet word said that described her, the part about a "crush" high meant even more.
    At this time this girrl and i got into snorting preciption drugs. and everytime i listened to this i was spending all my time with her. geting this "crush high", and "touching her hand" but it was all i wanted.


    And all of the talk of starting their own family,makes me think of my future and how i cant see it without this girl.

    We are closer than anyone could understand, but she doesn't understand how much i love her. She truly is perfect to me in every way.

    I only wish she didnt have a boyfriend, and we could be together. Soon as i man up to tell her how i feel.
    MitchDaAzn666on March 25, 2010   Link

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