The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1 Lyrics - Neutral Milk Hotel

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When you were young
You were the king of carrot flowers
And how you built a tower tumbling through the trees
In holy rattlesnakes that fell all around your feet

And your mom would stick a fork right into daddy's shoulder
And dad would throw the garbage all across the floor
As we would lay and learn what each other's bodies were for

And this is the room
One afternoon I knew I could love you
And from above you how I sank into your soul
Into that secret place where no one dares to go

And your mom would drink until she was no longer speaking
And dad would dream of all the different ways to die
Each one a little more than he could dare to try








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Anne Frank | Reviewer: Mary | 10/5/13

This song, as with the rest of the album, is factually about Anne Frank and her experience hidden away. It talks about the conflict of her sexuality and incest aswell as her parents' struggle.

remember | Reviewer: C0NC0N | 8/17/12

reminds me of times that ive been through. where it seems parents are fighting but me and my gf were so into what we were doing who cared about the carnage on the other side of the door. we were happy and enjoying our moments no matter what happens around us. oh the times when i was young..

What I Feel | Reviewer: adam | 1/2/12

i think this song is just saying no matter how bad you think your life is, theres always that one person who you knew would always be there. Jeff Mangum is just so deep. like the lyrics are about someone who's life is nothing special and the whole time their parents fight and think of death, they are in the other room falling more in love with someone. Jeff Mangum is brilliant and deep...GREAT SONG

Sad Beauty | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/25/11

This song is so campy and beautifully pristine in the context of music, but the lyrics are just so depressing and I think that it is a memory of on top of the world and crashing to the ground, just to give up. It would make me cry every time I heard it if it wasn't such a camp-fire, feel-good song. In short I love it!



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