Neutral Milk Hotel - Everything Is Lyrics




Growing sleepy as the rain falls
As children draped in flowers form a chain
They sing a song with jelly jars and bird calls
As night falls into dust and it's day again

I'm not afraid of a love parade in my daydream
Old men with kazoos and beating drums
But I awake and I see the streets are ice cream
It's just you and me and oh dear, our life has just begun

Everything is beautiful here
It's spinning circles around my ears
I'm finally breaking free from fear
And it's fading

Oh beautiful smiles, won't you stay awhile
We could close the door and sleep all day
It's a September sky with pretty pictures in my mind
That's lost its feeling of so afraid

Everything is beautiful here
It's spinning circles around my ears
I'm finally breaking free from fear
And it's fading

Grown sleepy now as the rain falls
As children draped in flowers form a chain
They sing a song with jelly jars and bird calls
As night falls into dust and it's day again

Everything is beautiful here
It's spinning circles around my ears
I'm finally breaking free from fear
And it's fading





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  1. Davizito PA

    best line ever, like everybody, Hollywood and stupid old men who invest in art: "I awake and the streets are ice-cream" Get an effing clue! Stop trying to put us in a fight based in groups, we've grown past that. If that's your *only* power model, you don't deserve to be in power. Natural Selection is calling for your asses!

  2. Jessica O

    I've had to replay the intro so many times when I was tripping, so fucking funny. I want to meet whoever wore the trashbags to become a punk rocker hahaha

  3. Alex Mcfuckass

    I feel like this is a combination of asmr and earrape

    jerry whoomst

    That actually works quite well as a description of this era of NMH.

  4. The Easter Island Statues

    Check out our take on this NMH classic here, hope you enjoy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UONzrrhqHog

  5. normal human being

    still waiting for someone to cover this song on Jelly Jars and Bird Calls

  6. gaz riley

    i like this

  7. Amy Jones

    Growing sleepy as the rain falls
    As children draped in flowers form a chain
    They sing a song with jelly jars and bird calls
    As night falls into dust and it's day again
    I'm not afraid of a love parade in my daydream
    Old men with kazoos and beating drums
    But I awake and I see the streets are ice cream
    It's just you and me and oh dear, our life has just begun
    Everything is beautiful here
    It's spinning circles around my ears
    I'm finally breaking free from fear
    And it's fading
    Oh beautiful smiles, won't you stay awhile
    We could close the door and sleep all day
    It's a September sky with pretty pictures in my mind
    That's lost its feeling of so afraid
    Everything is beautiful here
    It's spinning circles around my ears
    I'm finally breaking free from fear
    And it's fading
    Grown sleepy now as the rain falls
    As children draped in flowers form a chain
    They sing a song with jelly jars and bird calls
    As night falls into dust and it's day again
    Everything is beautiful here
    It's spinning circles around my ears
    I'm finally breaking free from fear
    And it's fading

    Davizito PA

    The little interview at the beginning really sets the mood for these amazing lyrics. The girl sounds so much like the quintessential _girl-next-door _ and I love it.

  8. Мангуст Вышибала

    Wow, the chorus sounds so...optimistic and nice

  9. James W

    This is my Favorite NMH song. Oh, and Donald Trump will burn in hell. But everything else is pretty beautiful here.

  10. Arcin

    i love this song but i'll always be annoyed he cuts her off even though i don't care what she was saying

  11. mothby

    my favourite song

  12. neros1234

    WHEN I WAS LITTLE WHAT HAPPENED?! YOU NEVER LET HER FINISH!!

    normal human being

    Some say she's still wearing that trash bag to this day

  13. King Ozzy

    This intro sounds like Chester from Sifl & Olly

  14. rusza j

    I thought my headphones broke

    Yasmim Caroline Ferreira Lima

    me too, bro

  15. Mr. Marcelli

    so Velvet underground

    Jack Carr

    Mr. Marcelli Hell yes it is! Never a bad thing to sound so similar to one of the absolute greatest bands of all time. Velvet Underground wasn't widely appreciated in their time. Maybe someday Neutral Milk Hotel will get the recognition they deserve. Then again, I think most of their fan base would shit a brick and disown them. Oh well. Great band, great song.

  16. Sam Haas

    Anyone know where the spoken word intro is from?

    AUTO EVIDENCE BOT

    +Sam Haas digestion machiene

    Jake Fettes

    It's from the demo album "Invent Yourself a Shortcake".

    Oliver Dreyer

    So basically no?

  17. Laura Thompson

    Great song! Quite a departure to hear something so unabashedly positive from what has become my favorite band. Saw them live in April, they were wonderful.

    Michael Williams

    Only 4 years late, but did you see them on April 8th???

  18. Jade Medallion

    who did this album art?

    Sam Smith

    Dennis Stock Actually, it's by Will Cullen Hart.

  19. XoKlaudia

    really great song. thank you, frank iero!

    Jennifer Rodriguez

    Frank brought me here too!

  20. the_other_snake

    I lost my shit when they played this last night. So good!

    zhen zhen

    Who's "they"?

    The Paradigm

    the_other_snake possibly the band?

  21. ARCHAIC SYMBOLISM

    Wicked Beat

  22. Robison Loes

    Is it Jeff singing? He sounds so different throughout the whole ep. I like it better when he's screaming at me.

    Jame Mendenhall

    Robison Loes The low fidelity 4 track recording made his voice a little higher

    Jake Fettes

    His vocals sound pretty similar to this on Olivia Tremor Control's "Dusk at Cubist Castle". I think it might be an affectation.

    neros1234

    I know, Hype City Soundtrack and Everything Is weren't that much before Avery Island and Aeroplane but they sound so different than them!

  23. SaraMGeorge

    wow. this band is incredibly indie.

  24. Henry Coleman

    I, too, hate people who get excited about bands they like getting back together for tours.

  25. Κ ο μ ν η ν ό ς

    R U aving a giggle m8?

  26. Kortni Savell

    Totally. Good ear.

  27. jaypeezish

    anyone else hear beck in this?

  28. Ryan Ortega

    The "comb over" comment, while perhaps being the least important thing written, would suggest that he was trying, but completely unaware of his not having to try - all along he had the ability to sound a fool without any effort, at all.

  29. John Lindsey

    My ass. Why are all your video's titles spelled fine then?

  30. vladnuke

    How was he supposed to know that? Although, now that you mention it, it would be easier just to attribute all people who type like that with various learning disabilities. Thanks for that. I will no longer make fun of what is apparently 75% of all youtube comments.

  31. dairylandbogurt

    DoNtt MaKe FuN! :'( Cannt a hramlsse boy wiht aixelsyd and donw sydnrome pots a sipmle connemt on touyube?!?!

  32. kashiark

    I wonder if you're really this stupid or if you're trying.

  33. JAM Studios

    @dairylandbogurt yee vancouuuuuver

  34. dairylandbogurt

    I live to love this peculiar band, CaN YoU beLieVE THeIr RE-UNITING?!?!?!! good golly me. IMAGINE IF THEY ToUR AGAIN AND COME TO VANCOUVER!!!! how I would lick jeffs greasy comb over to do such a thing