In the Flowers
Animal Collective Lyrics


Met a dancer who was high in a field from her movement
Caught my breath on my way home
Couldn't stop that spinning force
I felt envy
Everything around seemed to giggle
You are up with the flower and I cared

Found a dancer
who gets wild to the beats of record rhythm
But I'm always away for weeks
That pass slow my mind gets lost
Feeling envy for the kid who'll dance despite anything
I walked out in the flowers and feel better

If I could just leave my body for the night

Then we could be dancing
No more missing you while I'm gone
There we could be dancing
And you'd smile and say, "I like this song"
And when our eyes will meet there
We will recognize nothing's wrong
And I wouldn't feel so selfish
I won't be this way very long

To hold you in time
To hold you in time
To hold you in time
To hold you in time

While we were dancing
Early hours drunken days finally ended
And the streets turned for a pillowcase
Then I fumbled our good lock
Then the ecstasy turns to rising light
Through our windowpane, now I'm gone
I left flowers for you there

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
Written by: Noah Benjamin Lennox, Brian Ross Weitz

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Brandon Gibson

Met a dancer
Who was high in a field
From her movement
Caught my breath on my way home
Couldn't stop that spinning force I felt in me,
Everything around seemed to giggle glee
She walked up with a flower and I cared

Found a dancer
Who gets wild to the beats
of record rhythm
But I'm always away for weeks that pass slow
My mind gets lost
Feeling envy for the kid who'll dance despite anything
I walk out in the flowers, and feel better

If I could just leave my body for the night,
Then we could be dancing
No more missing you while I'm gone
There we could be dancing,
And you'd smile and say, "I like this song"
And when our eyes will meet there
We will recognize nothing's wrong
And I wouldn't feel so selfish
I won't be this way very long

To hold you in time
To hold you in time
To hold you in time
To hold you in time

While we were dancing
Early hours
Drunken days finally ended
And the streets turned for a pillowcase
Then I fumbled our good lock
Then the ecstasy turns to rising light
Through our windowpane
Now I'm gone
I left flowers for you there...



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northernphase

“If I could just leave my body for the night” then the big explosion of sound is one of the best things I’ve ever heard in music

Steve Yuhas

Agree agree agree 110% it hits me on this visceral level that I have trouble describing. I get chills. It's sort of a nostalgic sad optimism.. I really don't know how to describe what it makes me feel but I love it.

L0v3l4c3

True 💜

Mike Denby

It's great isn't it. Have you heard Lemon Jelly - Page One? It has an equally good build-up / explosion :-)

alberto rodriguez

I agree, this music has so much innocent joy and purity, I have not found this in any other music. Like children playing in bliss. God bless

Mithras

Am I the only one to think this is by far the best Animal Collective song? I just can't stop listening, and I'm not even on drugs.

theMudkip

that sounds like something someone on drugs would say

BriskTea 123

Between this and peacebone

barrybeulingen

Totally agree

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