"Natural Disaster" as written by and Andrew Wegman Bird....
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    General Commentok-- I can't help it.. I have more...

    OR... "Anthurium Lacrimae decays" could be beauty-inducing tears in witnessing the strange but wonderous parasitic nature of Anthurium ( or Orchid ) species of flowers that wrap themselves up and thrive in Trees.

    Either way it describes so amazingly the theme of the ongoing cycles of decaying and parasitic phonomena in nature that is constantly spinning and evolving into new beautiful things and isn't that the true essence of everything. ( lol- I swear I am neither stoned nor drunk.)
    Bug2on January 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanthurium lacrimae (anthurium lacrimae decays underneath the canopies–“Natural Disaster”)
    Def. Anthurium is a genus of flower that thrives in moist, organic compost. Lacrimae is Latin for tears. Oddly, it’s not rhymed with macramé, which does pop up in another Beast number.
    Interp. Despite soiling myself, and crying, I am still a pretty flower.

    dermestid (a colony of dermestids, undressed and digested–“Natural Disaster”)
    Def. a type of beetle
    Interp. Ringo, George.

    pleurisy (malarial alleys where kittens have pleurisy–“Natural Disaster”)
    Def. inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs
    Interp. By working in references to feline pulmonary disorders, Bird lures the lucrative shut-in cat-fanatic demographic. It’s like the dorky version of a rapper mentioning booze brands. This is one of the song’s two references to lung diseases.

    valerian (donning our goggles, valerian ogles–“Natural Disaster”)
    Def. Sweet-smelling summer flowers. The pink and white blooms were used as a perfume in the 1500s, and the root is often used in herbal remedies as a sedative.

    Source link: chicago.timeout.com/articles/music/73329/…
    Cyberghoston January 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentreposted from an offshot of Tenuousness conversation:

    The word macrame does seem to be "woven" ( ha-- I slay me.) into Noble Beast in Nomenclature as well. But for the typist to typo macrame into lacrimae seems a bit unlikely to me. Plural of lacrimal glands = the tear ducts, which, when put into the context of his visitation to the nest of dermestid beetles and the odor he mentions when describing his experience, I gather he means it smelled so bad it brought tears to his eyes! ( maybe I should copy this into Natural Disaster...)
    Bug2on January 22, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionhaha.. not stoned or drunk my ass, if you're on songmeanings and making posts it's a dead give away.. and I agree with both of your interpretations..
    jj_jac555on February 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe that the lyrics of the song pose a series of ironies that provides the imagery of the so-called "natural disaster". The most profound example of this is Bird's use of the phrase "Anthurium Lacrimae decays underneath the canopies like a natural disaster." Anthurium is a genus of flower that thrives in moist, organic compost, and Lacrimae is Latin for tears. Therefore, this type of flower should theoretically give life to itself. By being a flower of tears, it should thrive on its own despite the conditions present. By saying that this flower decays, Bird is showing the scope of this fictional "natural disaster." Also, way to copy and paste your interpretation straight off a website Cyberghost.
    hejames12on July 30, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionHuh, it's not the Andrew's song! This one is the Muse's natural disaster...
    troisiemetypeon June 29, 2012   Link

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