(There is no dream)
So wake up run your lips across your fingers till you find
Some scent of yourself that you can hold up high
To remind yourself that you didn't die
On a day that was so crappy whole and happy you're alive

And you seem so bruised and it's beautiful
As it's reflecting off from you as it shines
You're in the bathroom carving holiday designs into yourself
Hoping no one will find you but they found you
And they took you and you somehow survived

(There is no dream)
So wake up and if the holidays don't hollow out your eyes
Then press yourself against whatever
You find to be beautiful and trembling with life
Because I'm so happy I'm so happy I'm so happy
I'm so happy that you didn't die


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Three Peaches Lyrics as written by Jeff Mangum

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    This song is obviously about a suicide attempt, but it's so hauntingly beautiful. Just the way Jeff Mangum sings "and you somehow survived" is amazing. The line "Press yourself against whatever/you find to be beautiful and trembling with life" reminds me of the message in "Aeroplane" -- "let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see." It's about the search to be happy in a world that's often otherwise.

    zooeyon March 02, 2002   Link
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    I agree whole-heartedly, not only about the meaning, but about Jeff's delivery as well. The song is rather chilling, a far cry from "Aeroplane".

    SpookyTreeson July 26, 2002   Link
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    i also agree that this song is about an attempt at suicide (a reoccuring theme in several of mangums lyrics). it is an eerie song that i can not get enough of! (i'm not suicidal or anything...)

    vespaon April 28, 2003   Link
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    i agree with everything and i think that the singer is saying im glad you didn't die...and he wants the "attemptee" to realize that he loves them and he wants them to see that...see the happiness..the beauty

    Abex22on May 09, 2004   Link
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    right on zooey

    Lotus_Blossomon May 13, 2004   Link
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    When he sings, "I'm so happy you didn't die," in that voice that sounds anything but happy...I get chills. Every time. Chills!

    Uraniumon May 25, 2004   Link
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    this song is so creepy... i absolutely love it.

    littlexpinkxstarson June 14, 2004   Link
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    This song is so blindingly beautiful. I think there's a certain satirical element to it, it's confusing in a way that seems truthful and right?! It reminds me a bit of Smashing Pumpkins-Today, because it's ironic it's positivity. It's almost like you're living for others,pressing yourself against them,and trying to soak happiness up through them

    jajajaon September 23, 2004   Link
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    I'd just like to note that the song opens with , what seems to be, "there is no dream." - and also add that this song feels filling. Doesn't it?

    ktsmerzlyon October 26, 2004   Link
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    the lyrics are wrong

    davinoxon November 29, 2004   Link

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