Neutral Milk Hotel

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Neutral Milk Hotel is an American indie-rock group from Athens, Georgia. Band leader Jeff Mangum was the sole writer of the group's lyrics.


On Avery Island (1996)[edit]

  • Someone is waiting
    To swallow all the halos out of you
    As your face blows through my windows
    Sending pieces flying all around the room
    • Someone Is Waiting
  • All I could want is silver and spinning out from your arms
    And into the pretty pit of your heart
    So simply and softly we'd flow, but I let you down
    And swollen and small is where you'll find me now
    With that silver stripping off from my tongue you're tearing out
    And you'll never hear me talk
    • Where You'll Find Me Now
  • And I don't wish to taste of your insides
    Or to call out your name through my phone
    For the glory boys at your bedside
    Will love you as long as you're something to own
    • Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
  • Follow me through a city of frost covered angels
    I swear I have nothing to prove
    I just want to dance in your tangles
    To give me some reason to move
    • Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
  • I'm watching Naomi, full bloom
    I'm hoping she will soon explode
    Into one billion tastes and tunes
    One billion angels come and hold her down
    They hold her down until she shines
    • Naomi

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)[edit]

  • 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
    • The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. I
  • I love you, Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ, I love you, yes I do
    • The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. II & III
  • I will shout until they know what I mean.
    • The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. II & III
  • And one day we will die
    And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
    But for now we are young
    Let us lay in the sun
    And count every beautiful thing we can see
    Love to be
    In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me
    • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • How strange it is to be anything at all
    • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Catching signals that sound in the dark
    we will take off our clothes
    And they'll be placing fingers through the notches in your spine
    And when all is breaking, everything that you could keep beside
    Now your eyes ain't movin'
    Now they just lay there in their climb
    • Two-Headed Boy, Pt. I
  • Goldaline my dear, we will fold and freeze together
    Far away from here there is sun and spring and green forever
    But now we move to feel for ourselves inside some stranger's stomach
    Place your body here, let your skin begin to blend itself with mine
    • Oh, Comely
  • And in my dreams you're alive and you're crying
    As your mouth moves in mine, soft and sweet
    Ring of flowers 'round your eyes and I'll love you
    For the rest of your life
    (When you're ready)
    • Two-Headed Boy Pt. II
  • And when we break we'll wait for our miracle
    God is a place where some holy spectacle lies
    And when we break we'll wait for our miracle
    God is a place you will wait for the rest of your life
    • Two-Headed Boy Pt. II
  • Two-headed boy
    She is all you could need
    She will feed you tomatoes and radio wire
    And retire to sheets safe and clean
    But don't hate her when she gets up to leave
    • Two-Headed Boy Pt. II

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