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Sprout and the Bean
Joanna Newsom Lyrics


I slept all day
I woke 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;
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 y'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
And in the dirt of the day

And the danger! Danger! Drawing near them was a white coat
And the 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 th'outside!
Should we go outside?
Should we break some bread?
Are y'interested?

Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Joanna Newsom

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Dømïñïç Nïttï

I hope memory isn't lost in the afterlife I really want to remember this one

DianaMeadow

This is the sweetest comment ever and wonderfully expresses my sentiment.

shelbalooska

@Dømïñïç .. Wow. Your statement is as powerful as this song.

muckypups2

Ditto

Jerry Bazile

I think it is for people who are taciturn

Natalie Lee

me too ❤️

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daydrmnation

My dad, when i lived with him as a twenty something but didn't quite connect, used to sing along to this when I'd play it... I remember him singing along outside my closed door where he sat in his living room, as a way to try to connect with me. Makes me miss him.

Geoffrey Jellineck

That sounds so very special to me. I'm not a father, but I hope to be one just like yours.

Amber Adams

Muah thanks for sharing bless up!!

Justin Kennedy

@SharkTank everything going okay at home, champ?

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