"Apple Bed" as written by and Mark Linkous....
Of horses wet
With melted ice
They would not heed
My advice
And burdened limbs
Of it's weight
To break and rot
A whispered fate

Doctor, please

A remedy
In a bloody sea
To breach the hive
And smoke the bees
You can be my friend
You can be my dog
You can be my light
You can be my fog

Doctor, please

The witches will return to their sticky tree knots
I will feel the sun
I will feel the sun
I will feel the sun coming down

I wish I had
A horse's head
A tiger's heart
An apple bed

Lyrics submitted by Tiger_Angel, edited by Jackith, geogaddi, thesmokemonst3r

"Apple Bed" as written by Mark Linkous

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the greatest songs ever made
    daffyon May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey truly have their own style.

    apple bed is so sad. who HASN'T felt this way before? Wishing they were better ("a horse's head, a tiger's heart"), hoping to be taken away from life's problems and finally "feel the sun coming down"

    summation: wonderful
    sandcastleon January 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentim pretty sure its "a remedy" not around me
    skyphilison March 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhy are the last words: "an apple bed" left out ?
    dustybreezeon May 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone know who the woman featured on this song is?
    cigaretteon February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have much love for this song, It puts you in a mood you can't describe but it's good by far and Sparklehorse is a very unique band that is hard to come around.
    insulatedsoulon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish more people knew about sparklehorse. this song is amazing. the song is about wanting to be better for someone, anyone.
    sandcastleon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim pretty sure its "a remedy" not around me
    skyphilison March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is "a remedy"... I believe.

    One of their best songs, easy.
    Jedicamon February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe woman featured on this song is Nina Persson of The Cardigans. She also contributes vocals on Gold Day.
    TheSighon March 18, 2010   Link

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