With just her sister at her side

Photography by Jonathan Charles

I’ve been doing this thing lately,
where I randomly buy CDs
via the Amazon zShops. CDs
I love but have long since worn
out, scratched up, or have
gotten lost… Throw it in my
cart, cheapest shipping and
forget about it. A week later
a little surprise in my mailbox.

Finally dawned on me to pick
up one of my favorite albums
that I’m very excited to share
today. Simply, one of the best
albums ever made.
Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The
Aeroplane Over The Sea.

Here’s a few tracks for you, I’m
sure you have them, but just in
case, you know?

Listen and enjoy.

Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945

2,1,2,3,4.

The only girl I’ve ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes,
But then they buried her alive one evening 1945
with just her sister at her side

And only weeks before the guns
all came and rained on everyone,

Now she’s a little boy in Spain
playing pianos filled with flames

On empty rings around the sun
all sing to say my dream has come.

But now we must pick up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves at least
enough to carry on.

And now we ride this circus wheel,
With your dark brother wrapped in white,
Says it was good to be alive,
But now he rides a comet’s flame
and won’t be coming back again,

The Earth looks better from a star
that’s right above from where you are,

He didn’t mean to make you cry
with sparks that ring and bullets fly

On empty rings around your heart
the world just screams and falls apart.

But now we must pick up every piece
Of the life we used to love
Just to keep ourselves at least enough to carry on.

And here’s where your mother sleeps,
And here is the room
where your brothers were born,

Indentions in the sheets,
Where their bodies once moved
but don’t move any more.

And it’s so sad to see the world agree
that they’d rather see their faces fill with flies,

All when I’d want to keep white roses in their eyes

More NMH love:

Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. 2 & 3
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel – Oh Comely

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