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I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
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01) Sun it rises Red squirrel in the morning, Red squirrel in the evening, …
02 white winter hymnal I was following the, I was following the, I was…
08) Your protector She left a week to roam Your protector's coming home Keep …
11) Oliver James On the way to your brother's house in the valley,…
2. white winter hymnal I was following the, I was following the, I was…
Anyone Who's Anyone Charlie never had to get too hot Just try sticking with…
Battery Kinzie I woke up one morning All my fingers rotten I woke up…
Bedouin Dress If to borrow is to take and not return I have…
Blue Ridge Mountains Light up with me, my dear Light up Under stormy night, tell…
Blue Spotted Tail Why in the night sky are the lights hung? Why is…
Drops in the River Crown of leaves, high in the window on a gold…
English House Go with your two feet bare Down through the cold lane…
False Knight On The Road Where you go so late said the knight on the…
Fool's Errand I knew you fine, sight dream of mine But I know…
Grown Ocean In that dream I'm as old as the mountains Still is…
He Doesent Know Why Penniless and tired, let your hair grow long I was looking…
He Doesn't Know Why Penniless and tired, with your hair grown long I was looking…
Heard Them Stirring Whaaaa Oooh x2 Aaah Oooh Oooh x2 Aaah Oooh Oooh Ahooh Oo…
Helplessness Blues I was raised up believing I was somehow unique Like a…
Icicle Tusk I'll shoot you dead For the father Of the coal miner's dau…
In The Hot Hot Rays Heat, like a dead weight Still coverin' the street outside …
Innocent Son You left me there Waiting at the bottom of the stairs With…
Isles Everyone stares when you walk in the room They stare when…
Lorelai So guess I got old I was like trash on the…
Meadowlark Meadowlark, fly away down I hold a cornucopia and a golden…
Meadowlarks Meadowlark, fly away down I hold a cornucopia and a golden…
Meadowlarks* Meadowlark, fly away down I hold a cornucopia and a golden…
Montezuma So now I am older Than my mother and father When they…
Mountain Peasant Song Wanderers this morning came by Where did they go Graceful …
Mykonos Whoa-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh Wh…
Mykonos* The door slammed loud and rose up a cloud of…
Oliver James On the way to your brother's house in the valley,…
Quiet Houses Lay me down [Repeat x4] Don't give in [Repeat x8] Come to…
Ragged Wood Come down from the mountain, you have been gone too…
She Got Dressed He's made of sand Not flesh and not bone He's as good…
Silver Dagger Don't sing love songs You'll wake my mother She's sleeping…
Sim Sala Bim He was so kind, such a gentleman tied to the…
So Long to the Headstrong This morning I received air mail letter 3 from my…
Someone You'd Admire After all is said and done I feel the same All…
Sun Giant What a life I lead in the summer What a life…
Sun It Rises Red squirrel in the morning Red squirrel in the evening Red …
Textbook Love I was in the classroom after school Working on the chalkboa…
The Hot Hot Rays Heat, like a dead weight Still coverin' the street outside …
The Plains / Bitter Dancer Just as the sand made everything round Just as the tar…
The Plains/Bitter Dancer Just as the sand made everything round Just as the tar…
The Shrine / an Argument I went down among the dust and pollen To the old…
Tiger Mountain Wanderers this morning came by Where did they go Graceful …
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song Wanderers this morning came by Where did they go Graceful in…
Whit e Winter Hymnal I was following the, I was following the, I was…
White Winter Hymnal I was following the, I was following the I was following…
White winter hymnal 1 I was following the, I was following the, I was…
Your Protector She left a week to roam Your protector's coming home Keep yo…
Your Protector 1 She left a week to roam Your protector's coming home Keep …

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A E S T H E T I C

I am all that I need
And I'll be till I'm through
And I'm light on my feet
Good to be without you
Distant light, distant dancer
Mute at midnight she might look like the answer
But I'm all that I need

So it's true, I've gone too far to find you
And the thumbprint scar I let define you
Was a myth I made you measure up to
It was all just water, winding by you
And the basking, gnashing, foaling, feeding
And the rising, falling, melting, freezing
And the raising for destroying feeling
(All we do, this repeats)
You've got all you need on me
And now I see that it's all corroding
Soonest seething, soonest folding
But the night won't last if you just hold fast, so calm down
(I'm hardly made of steel)
Tell me, are you so concealed?
(Can't I just go to sleep?)
You're no more so blind to me

Are you alone?
I don't believe you
Are you at home, I'll come right now
I need to see you
Thin as a shim and Scottish pale
Bright white light like a bridal veil
"I don't need you"
Cut to chewed through finger nails

I was a child in the ivy then
I never knew you, you knew me
Not like you knew me
Off on the other ocean now
All is behind you, all is sea



Preston Simmons

Now one of my favorite Fleet Foxes songs!

My favorite lines:
- "And I'm light on my feet"
- "But I'm all that I need"
- "And the thumbprint scar I let define you."
- "Bright white light like a bridal veil."

What these specific lines of this song mean to me are that when other people have failed me in a situation, and I am the one left alone to complete something, I realize that I have the ability to do it, and when no one is willing to help, "I'm all that I need."

I also love the sound at the end of the track of a boat being rowed, as if the Fleet Foxes are rowing through the fog.



alex esposito

I am all that I need
And I'll be till I'm through
And I'm light on my feet
Good to be without you
Distant light, distant dancer
Mute at midnight she might look like the answer
But I'm all that I need
So it's true, I've gone too far to find you
And the thumbprint scar I let define you
Was a myth I made you measure up to
It was all just water, winding by you
And the basking, gnashing, foaling, feeding
And the rising, falling, melting, freezing
And the raising for destroying feeling
(All we do, this repeats)
You've got all you need on me
And now I see that it's all corroding
Soonest seething, soonest folding
But the night won't last if you just hold fast, so calm down
(I'm hardly made of steel)
Tell me, are you so concealed?
(Can't I just go to sleep?)
You're no more so blind to me
Are you alone?
I don't believe you
Are you at home, I'll come right now
I need to see you
Thin as a shim and Scottish pale
Bright white light like a bridal veil
"I don't need you"
Cut to chewed through finger nails
I was a child in the ivy then
I never knew you, you knew me
Not like you knew me
Off on the other ocean now
All is behind you, all is sea



Hezigrimm

I am all that I need
And I'll be till I'm through
And I'm light on my feet
Good to be without you
Distant light, distant dancer
Mute at midnight she might look like the answer
But I'm all that I need

So it's true, I've gone too far to find you
And the thumbprint scar I let define you
Was a myth I made you measure up to
It was all just water, winding by you
And the basking, gnashing, foaling, feeding
And the rising, falling, melting, freezing
And the raising for destroying feeling
(All we do, this repeats)
You've got all you need on me
And now I see that it's all corroding
Soonest seething, soonest folding
But the night won't last if you just hold fast, so calm down
(I'm hardly made of steel)
Tell me, are you so concealed?
(Can't I just go to sleep?)
You're no more so blind to me

Are you alone?
I don't believe you
Are you at home, I'll come right now
I need to see you
Thin as a shim and Scottish pale
Bright white light like a bridal veil
"I don't need you"
Cut to chewed through finger nails

I was a child in the ivy then
I never knew you, you knew me
Not like you knew me
Off on the other ocean now
All is behind you, all is sea

Songwriters: Robin Pecknold



Oscar Perez

You've described the song how i would've described it
Except for the last verse:
"I was a child in the ivy then
I never knew you, you knew me
Not like you knew me
Off on the other ocean now
All is behind you, all is sea"
The change of tone makes me believe its the lost "Love interest" as you put it
acknowledging his departure unto another "Ocean" realizing the naivety in "Child in the ivy"
and that all is behind him now and he's moved on, this theme is narrated again in a later part of the album;
On Another Ocean and Fools errand



daniel deaton

Grab the lyrics in another window, play listen read-along. 

I Am All That I Need - It's all muttering "quiet voice" (self-conscious) possibly dealing with isolation. "six-year hiatus" soul searching, break-up with love interest. 

Arroyo Seco - The river is real, but there is hardly any running water, and he expected something more because of the high expectations he set. Losing sleep over worrying wether he's wasting his time. "begins to fall back into his self-conscious) state of mind. 

Thumbprint Scar - (self-conscious) Continues to bull-shit himself, until he finally say's something instead of "I Am All That I Need", but says "I Don't Need You". 

The harmony begins, and this is probably the most touching moment during the song.He's on the east coast now, and he's from the west coast, he's changing. 
Along with the recorded sample of him humming the melody of this song most likely for the first time on the fly. 

The fullness and sound of the whole band playing together cuts in..

This song is so personal it's hard not to feel thankful, and emotional listening to it, because it's so relatable. We are all Crack-ups.



All comments from YouTube:

jbode11

Fuck I didn't realise my laptop was on full volume and when I resumed my earholes just got fucking blasted with "I WAS A CHIIILD IN THE IVY THEN". 10/10 would recommend despite the risk of deafness

FruckFilms

this song needs more titles

guy geffen

its 3 for one, what else could you ask for? Like in Pink Floyds ummagumma

Ciro Botelho

@Samuel Seidman perfect

Samuel Seidman

The Danaerys Targaryen of songs

A E S T H E T I C

I am all that I need
And I'll be till I'm through
And I'm light on my feet
Good to be without you
Distant light, distant dancer
Mute at midnight she might look like the answer
But I'm all that I need

So it's true, I've gone too far to find you
And the thumbprint scar I let define you
Was a myth I made you measure up to
It was all just water, winding by you
And the basking, gnashing, foaling, feeding
And the rising, falling, melting, freezing
And the raising for destroying feeling
(All we do, this repeats)
You've got all you need on me
And now I see that it's all corroding
Soonest seething, soonest folding
But the night won't last if you just hold fast, so calm down
(I'm hardly made of steel)
Tell me, are you so concealed?
(Can't I just go to sleep?)
You're no more so blind to me

Are you alone?
I don't believe you
Are you at home, I'll come right now
I need to see you
Thin as a shim and Scottish pale
Bright white light like a bridal veil
"I don't need you"
Cut to chewed through finger nails

I was a child in the ivy then
I never knew you, you knew me
Not like you knew me
Off on the other ocean now
All is behind you, all is sea

NimbusFilms

I love how at 5:12 there is a brief moment where it sounds like Robin Pecknold abruptly picks up the mic and runs out of the recording studio whilst singing and it's one of my favorite things

mariofreak444

Gecko yoshi guy

Matt Trope

I believe he was going for the effect that the guy in the beginning of the album is rushing out of his house to a chance something. at the end of the album he comes home.

carlosocarnero

i love the fact that a creator of one of my favorite series is also a commenter on one of my favorite albums

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