NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - THE KING OF CARROT FLOWERS PART ONE

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WhenyouwereyoungyouweretheKingofcarrotflowers,
Andhowyoubuiltatowertumblingthroughthetrees,
Inholyrattlesnakesthatfellallroundyourfeet.
AndyourMumwouldstickaforkrightintoDaddy’sshoulder,
AndDadwouldthrowthegarbageallacrossthefloor,
Aswewouldlayandlearnwhateachother’sbodieswerefor.
AndthisistheroomoneafternoonIknewIcouldloveyou,
AndfromaboveyouhowIsankintoyoursoul,
Intothatsecretplacewhereno-onedarestogo.
Andyourmumwoulddrinkuntilshewasnolongerspeaking,
AndDadwoulddreamofallthedifferentwaystodie,
Eachonealittlemorethanhecoulddaretotry…