A Baby for Pree Lyrics - Neutral Milk Hotel

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Blistering Pree, all smiling and swollen
Makes babies to breathe
With their hearts hanging open all over the sheets
As soft as beets in some brown dresser drawer
And with bees in her breath and the rest of her ringing
They'll sting through her chest with a force hard and beating
Till wonderfully wet she will get
Until she's soaked inside her clothes
And there is no sorry to be sorry for
For a roll around the floor some afternoon so sound and soft
It made her swallow all her sweat
With every bit of breath she coughs
And when the day it came to pour all her babies
All across the bathroom floor
She will be swimming in them all forever more

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Hey, I don't care if this isn't what you think. | Reviewer: Aja | 10/20/13

A baby for Pree is a great song and you can take it however you want, but my favorite suggestion for the hidden meaning is this:

Pree is a girl who has random, meaningless sex. She gets pregnant a few times and has abortions, but after a few times realizes she can get rid of the baby herself. Once she sees the blood and the mess, all of the memories of her unborn children comes back, and she never forgives herself.

Again, just my opinion. Please don't judge anyone or anything you don't agree with. :)

Soft Silly Music | Reviewer: RacheyTonk | 10/6/11

It occurred to me just now that Jeff Mangum probably has a sense of humor. The initial emotion I get from this song is one of despair and pain, bur if it's truly a song written for a friend who just gave birth, I could see this as a humorous song. Something to play for Pree to make her laugh just because it's so silly and random.

the meaning of the song as Jeff Mangum explained it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/20/10

Jeff Mangum [writer of the song] said, at a live show in san fransisco, that he had a friend named Pree who has a 3 year old son. He wrote this song for Pree a few days after she gave birth.

although many of you have very creative interpretations of the song [and are very much entitled to still hold those meanings to it] this is what Jeff meant when he wrote the song. He is just describing her giving birth. blistering pree all smiling and swollen is just after she gives birth, she is blistered in the vagoo and her stomach is swollen and shes smiling about her new baby. 'bees in her breath' is the feeling you get in your throat from screaming too much. you get the idea.

why are we talking about text messaging? | Reviewer: Mr. Joel | 12/7/09

My particular thought of the songs meaning, is that a girl named pree, who is, a whore, slut, used up drugg addict, finds out she's pregnant, and the feeling of finding out your pregnant at a young age, kills you on the inside, and when he says "with bees in her breathe and the rest of her ringing, they'll sting through her chest" is the feeling that she gets when she finds out, and then kills the babie in the bathroom after giving birth, and lays their in her/babies blood, and she doesn't say sorry, because she doesn't give a shit....idk, my view on the song.

RE: RE: Gr8 it Rox | Reviewer: Wintergreen | 11/1/07

Parkersaurus, I hate texting slang too, but you're a dick, and you only embarrass yourself; you spelled "imbecile," a third-grade-level spelling word, wrong in your rant about how someone else should learn to spell. Kindly chill out, and these boards will be a friendlier place for posters of all levels of grammatical proficiency.

RE: "Gr8 it Rox" | Reviewer: Parkersaurus | 10/1/07

"Reberta and DA BLING MACHINE,"
go back to school and frickin learn how to spell...this isn't a text message.

also, learn how to review a song.
don't just put that it is "tha kewelest thng uv evr hrd," because no one cares about your opinion if you can't express yourself properly. you just make it look like idiots and imbacils listen to this music and who wants to listen to music reviewed by someone who can't even spell "opinion?" if you can't spell the word, you don't deserve to have one.

Gr8 it Rox | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/05

This is my review for this particular song that we have selected and in my personal oppinion it is the best song ever created. I also feel that it should top the music charts.IT IS DA BOMB MAN YEAH!!!!!! lots of love and best wishes from Reberta and DA BLING MACHINE!

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