When I wasn’t laughing my ass off at work from the Wolf Wang & SweetLuv2U youtube video, I was either listening to Twilight OR playing Flightless Bird, American Mouth over and over again in my head phones.
While listening to the song, for the umpteenth time, I realized… “hmmm, I’ve never really paid attention to the lyrics.”
Soooo, of course I google: Flightless Bird, American Mouth + lyrics
Once the lyrics came up, I hit play and proceeded to sing along…
I was a quick wet boy, diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes wide on my plastic toys
Then when the cops closed the fair, I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map and called for you everywhere
Uggghh what?! I immediately hit pause & try to figure out what the hell homeboy’s talkin’ about. Umm yeah… no clue. Then, I hit play, again…
Have I found you
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping or lost you, american mouth
Big pill looming
Now I’m a fat house cat
Nursing my sore blunt tongue
Watching the warm poison rats curl through the wide fence cracks
Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures thrown in the cold
And clean blood of Christ mountain stream
Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding or lost you, american mouth
Big pill stuck going down
Ooohhh-kayyy… those have GOT TO BE the craziest lyrics to a song I’ve heard in a really long time, if ever… Fat house cat, sore blunt tongue, warm poison rats, pissing on magazine photos?! Wahhh wahhh what?!!
How come I never noticed what I was listening to before AND what about that song makes me wanna cry every single time… it fo’ sho can’t be the lyrics?
Hmmm…. You know what, I figured it out… it’s cuz the melody of the song and homeboy’s dreamy voice. It puts me in a trance every time I hear it. It takes me back to the Prom scene when Bella and Edward are dancing under the twinkling lights and he dips her back and plants his juicy lips on her neck… ahhhhh, I love it.
So, who cares if Iron & Wine is a bit of a nut for writing those lyrics, he created the best song evveerrrrr!!!! And you know what… I can’t wait to cry my ass off watching Yoshi dance to it at her twi-wedding reception… hehe 🙂