Animal Collective
Animal Collective's
Flesh Canoe
Album Feels
Released October 18, 2005
Length 3:44
Label Fat Cat
Producer Scott Colburn
Flesh Canoe
The Purple Bottle


Young red bird, they're just natural feelings, I can't keep from changing my brains
Bending my wants with my rights, are my friends still half right?
Should I keep them separate from me? It's unclear, then I get a cold, can I get a light?
It's a certain type of easy pace, that's what we need to make it
Come in close, I trust you, your nose dipped in my sweat
It dripped on your beautiful sweater, kind of nice
Should I really lie with you? I never know when I'm on my own
Are there more important things to do than kiss or sleep? Today we gotta wake up

Then I talk to your breath and we enjoy the air
And I creep on your chest to the hut I have where
I pluck a few notes on the strands of your hair
And I'm singing to you what to do
If I'd ask you to make funny faces with me
In the mirror of the bathroom

Know you're next, you make me feel alright, are you just like me?
Never gonna pick one kind of fruit like a mushed banana on your tooth
And you like the sting of the cherry juice
Never eat an apple that's just one color
Young red bird they're just natural feelings
Like walking off to ride my bike or just bump into you
I haven't seen you in a week or three days
Though it really bugs me it's nice to find new ways to smile

I keep thinking that when you feel sad you can't pout
'Cause what this song's about is me singing
I'm just wondering what to do with you myself and me
Naked in the mirror of the bathroom