Sunday, August 9, 2009

Joanna Newsom -"Sprout and The Bean"




I slept all day
awoke with distaste
and I railed,
and I raved

That the difference between
the sprout and the bean
It is a golden ring,
it is a twisted string.
And you can ask the counselor;
And you can ask the king;
and they'll say the same thing;
and it's a funny thing:

Should we go outside?
Should we go outside?
Should we break some bread?
Are you interested?

And as I said,
I slept as though dead
Dreaming seamless dreams of lead.

When you go away,
I am big-boned and fey
In the dust of the day,
In the dirt of the day.

And Danger! Danger! Drawing near them was a white coat,
And Danger! Danger! Drawing near them was a broad boat,
And the water! water! running clear beneath a white throat,
And the hollow chatter of the talking of the tadpoles.

Who know the outside!
Should we go outside?
Should we break some bread?
Are you interested?

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