"We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
She says I'm boring her camera
It takes more to delight the cadaver
Night eyes on icy patrols

Your's were not so Nazi feline
Mine were as dead as monks and
Our particles are in motion

Night eyes producing ashes
We love to view unfortunate passions
Still she takes my photo to bed

No mere limp verse could incite
Identity destruction
Our particles are in motion

Sometimes we're not legible
But we're the same strange animal
Let them say our love is peculiar, don't care

There's only now, no ever after
We won't let it end in disaster
You are my twin, no, I will never go there

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"We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling" as written by Kevin Barnes


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    General CommentI read in an interview that "Leafling" is a reference to his daughter, Alabee. So he and Nina are getting back together at least for the sake of their common bond and duty- raising their daughter.
    souljamikeon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Night eyes on icy patrol"
    "You are my twin" Nina Twin Twin Twin

    Fucking A I love this
    crypticradianceon September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcan we please stop arguing about Kevin Barnes' sexuality? First of all, it is irrelevant to the song. Second of all, it really just doesn't matter! I think it is sad that a man cannot decide to wear makeup and dresses in public without being considered gay. it is just something he likes to do! It doesn't mean that he's gay!

    As far as his daugher's name, he told me that he named her alabee simply because he wanted her to be named something compltely orginal.
    imaginaryordinaryon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfirst off: love the song... the acoustic version off the sony connect ep is amazing (along with the rest of the tracks on it). highly recommend getting a hold of it if you haven't.

    second: everyone pretty much has the meaning down as far as the song goes, but i too think it's ridiculous that anyone still really debates kevin's sexuality. if you wanna go way back to cherry peel the track "tim i wish you were born a girl" is evidence of that. mind you it pushes the boundries of sexuality (like kevin HAS and probably will continue to do), but seriously... if he were gay he wouldn't have to wish that a guy he finds attractive were a girl.

    finally: the new songs. skeletal lamping is a concept album that centers around kevin's onstage persona georgie fruit. georgie is in many ways similar to david bowie's ziggy stardust and if you don't understand the connection i'm making here you really need to run to a record store or go on itunes and buy some bowie. georgie's story is all over the internet if you want to do research. also... this is what kevin had to say about the album being gay: "What I was trying to do was create this idealistic human consciousness where anything goes and there are no restrictions and no boundaries."

    the rest of the interview can be found at:


    should shed some light on the sexuality questions...
    johnovaon September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMethinks it's
    "She says I'm boring her camera"
    collieon October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno mere limp verse?
    vitaminknepon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about singer Kevin and his wife Nina making up after their seperation
    souljamikeon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it puts a really good ending note on the album.

    Also, Kevin Barnes is one of the gayest straight men I have ever seen
    colincslon February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's "Still, she takes my photo to bed"
    tooscaredtotryon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's awesome. This is def. by far the best album off the track. Anyone disagree? I will fight you.
    SMUSER17019091on April 11, 2007   Link

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