Neutral Milk Hotel - Where You'll Find Me Now Lyrics




All I perceive is wasted and broken
Silvery streams, sacred when spoken
Slam into me and into the ditch of debris.
And you smoke in the park, you sleep in the greenery,
Everyone barks but all still believing
To tear out your heart would send all your secrets to me,

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.

Your teeth believe that teeth are for tearing
Tear into me and the scent of you sweating
Smells good to me, as long as we keep in our clothes
And out in the dark, the world is still rolling,
Kids in their cars, cigarette smoking
And all that they are, just reeks with the sweetest belief.

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.

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.

Into you I will glow.
Into you.





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  1. srdd nrsmn

    The CIA brought me here.

  2. Minnow Poo

    great stuff

  3. Georgous Snow saint fully sinner dragon killer

    She shared this with real true love, she never shared this with me. I just spied on her and stole it whilst creepily trying to replicate the love I had researched about her. Like a fucking loony weirdo.

  4. Über kek

    On Avery Island > ITAOTS

  5. robmarley

    When the world turns your heart cold and into stone....

  6. Emily

    I can’t stop listening

  7. Isabella Oliveira

    queria doce

  8. ellie jane

    jeff mangum is HOT

  9. Konbini 2004

    I made a lofi hip hop cover of this song, please check it out on my channel y'all

  10. neros1234

    im gonna cry

  11. Aaron Lasarot

    who else is here for music but also to understand a strange, reference-ridden enigma? it's just the title.

    C Angelfire

    Aaron Lasarot horn lake Graceland?

    Aaron Lasarot

    "Those that come out through polished horn have truth behind them, to be accomplished for men who see them"

  12. Hawksnacks -

    Completely flawless.

  13. Victoria Principle

    I want to sing this to someone after we've had to much to drink as we hold eachother.

  14. NUTS! McAuliffe

    So fucking fun to play on drums. Such an easy and catchy beat.

  15. Lance Lohnes

    All I perceive is wasted and broken
    Silvery streams, sacred when spoken
    Slam into me and into the ditch of debris
    And you smoke in the park and sleep in the greenery
    Everyone barks and they are all still believing 
    To tear out your heart would send all your secrets to me

    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 

    Your teeth believe that teeth are for tearing
    Tear into me and the scent of you sweating smells good to me
    As long as we keep in our clothes

    And out in the dark the world is still rolling
    Kids in their cars, cigarette smoking
    And all that they are just reeks with the sweetest belief

    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 

    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 

    Into you I will glow
    Into you

    Victoria Principle

    Lance Lohnes thank you.

  16. dave2daresqu

    can this song STOP play on NPR?

  17. olivia grace

    this has to be one of my favorite NMH songs, if not my favorite

  18. Caleb Edwards

    Too bad the hipsters found this. I want to say that I was way absorbed in this album before...but that would make me a hipster for sure.

    egg sandwich

    you are what you is

    Ryan Smith

    Caleb Edwards What a stupid fucking thing to whine about.

    LazyDonkey

    doesn't matter, just enjoy the music for yourself

    Benjamin Wheeler

    its a good thing you pointed out that theres hipsters so that we know that you're like cool and shit

    chend

    smh y'all fake fans... i listened to it in the 80s.

  19. Jameson Jaksch

    Love this song.

  20. Storie Grubb

    always goosebumps.

  21. Laura Thompson

    April 22.

    Re Trend

    march 15-17

    David Iosia

    The day my dad died, Earth Day, and my ex's birthday.

    K Biz

    April 6

  22. Carter Richard

    This song reminds me of last summer when my buddy and I got stoned and listened to this album in it's entirety. I love Neutral Milk Hotel so goddamn much

    cam the cam man cam

    Carter Richard hell yeah

  23. Neon Green

    I want a whole song made from that outro.

    W B

    it's from an ice cream truck. the original is 'red wing'

    Neon Green

    Wow. Thanks alot but I can't seem to find it could you point me to where I can find the song itself?

    TheDogZone

    /watch?v=R4HOTCZX5Ls

    Neon Green

    @Douger wow thanks

  24. Narciscynic

    I keep waiting for "GLOW..."

    Andy Gump

    he is saying "Blow", as in Loads.

    mcopeland93

    +Dan Weisner it's glow

    Ruben Chapman

    @Andy Gump lmao stfu 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Zad Ras

    right into you, i will glow~

  25. Brian Marquet

    Yes this is a gem !

  26. Sabine Bonen

    This is my favorite Neutral song.

  27. LizzFizz420

    I've been a fan of NMH for about a year and a half. But the only album I listened to was aeroplane until last night when I listened to avery island in its entirety. Now I don't know which album I like more. .

    Matthew Setlak

    +Laura Thompson was it April 1st or 8th?

    TurtleGuy

    yea your worse

    Kuame

    *you're

    LostInTheSunshine

    you conformist you.

  28. Aashwin Gaur

    american SYD Barrett - mental-ness :D

    Ian McCleary

    Syd Barretts The Madcap Laughs that is all anyone needs to hear. I agree with your statement though, that's what I thought when I heard Syd's solo album for the first time. After hearing Syd's solo album and going back and listening to Jeff's vocals and recording style, I prefer Syd over Jeff now.

  29. Andrea

    Avery > Aeroplane

    neros1234

    Haha scrumptious vinyl that's a good youtube name

    The Based God Max

    Are you insane

    Thug Is here

    Personally I find that aero plane has more memorable art moments also I have thing for horns

    Rockford the Roe

    Avery = Aeroplane

  30. Hamburger

    that outtro just kills me.

    Adrane Bornwo

    +GLaDOSPulse damn thats a interesting image

    Kekkle

    +GLaDOSPulse I have no idea why, but when I first heard that, it actually moved me to tears

  31. MrTooboredtocare

    A baby for pree anyone?

    GL1TT3R _666

    MrTooboredtocare no thanks im driving

    MrTooboredtocare

    +Hot Snaxx Ha!

    Benjamin Wheeler

    its like... its almost like its some sort of concept album or something :o

  32. conor mcateer

    Jeff has this awesome way of describing disgusting things and making them sound beautiful. The scent of your sweat smells good to me. Fucking genius. 

    Joe Bonen

    @conor mcateer powerful pistons

    Corn Maze // shmood3000

    GANGREEEEEEEEEEEEIYYNNNNNE...

    AtlanticSpamHammer

    Smelling of semen all over the garden...

    Lethean Mist

    conor mcateer that verse is my favorite

    Esesame - Music

    I want to fill your lungs with smallpox, I want to paste your skin all round the mailbox...

  33. raccoonfishgaming

    ITAOTS was extremely cryptic and had very unlinear theming that was cut and pasted and made to be silly while still holding a meaning, Jeff's older stuff was a lot of songs about love and very simplistic themes, each albums have totally different things going for them and honestly any NMH fan will see that despite ITAOTS being the more well recieved album.

    Benjamin Wheeler

    sorry what? hard to understand you when you have jeffys dick so far down ur throat

  34. Spin Al-Fluid

    I truly couldnt have said it better myself. Robert Schneider's use of fuzz on the drumming of Jeremy Barnes is brilliant. I think the drumming on ITAOTS is truly underrated. But this one seems a lot more youthful. Less deep emotions, but very affectionate. I think that it has to do with how Jeff recorded this all by himself.

  35. raccoonfishgaming

    ITAOTS stuck to a very basic acoustic guitar chord progression theme, so when the horn section would come in or with tracks such as king of the carrot flowers pt. 3 and holland 1945 the instrumentation was just so powerful, this album is very similar to pavement, it's a great album but ITAOTS was genius as far as production goes, although a lot of the tracks in this album are some of my favorites from NMH,

  36. MaquiladoraIII

    It's ZX Spectrum vs ice-cream van. Chilling.

  37. Jess J

    This song is one of my top 3 favorite NMH songs..

  38. barttool

    that little tune at the end is nightmare fuel

    Starman256

    Whenever i see the album cover i think of the outro

  39. FlyingWhales13

    understatement of the century

  40. John Kubiak

    its...so...beautiful...

  41. Spin Al-Fluid

    I personally think this is too different from ITAOTS to say one is "better". I love them both equally.

  42. Spin Al-Fluid

    This is the greatest comment ever made. No need to try to disprove me. it's true.

  43. Alex Price

    Ultimate Guitar

  44. Spin Al-Fluid

    Sounds like Hunter S. Thompson

  45. Willaporte

    This, Song Against Sex, Holland 1945 and Penny Arcade in California are totes my favorites.

  46. 左宗棠雞

    But you wouldn't have heard of it...

  47. troupkid

    Should be a hit now!

  48. Miky T

    pleb needs a taste of music

  49. jeffocdg

    Does anyone else see how this song is about suicide?

  50. xphrotox

    fuck, that outro is amazing

  51. Phuk Yu

    0 dislikes...that's all

  52. thecrimsonfloyd

    @Mynamesbob8 I'm afraid not, my friend. NMH is good, but not THAT good.

  53. Mynamesbob8

    You mean Modest Mouse opening for Neutral Milk man.

  54. norcalidankman420

    NMH Opening for Modest Mouse would have been the best show to be played ever.

    Joseph Best

    My two favorite bands! I always thought I was crazy for feeling like the two bands are similar but maybe I was right.

  55. ProfessorThumbtack

    My friend played Aeroplane for me and from that moment I was HOOKED. I turned another friend onto this band and when she played this song in her coffeshop and people would ask her who it was. My former boss did the same thing. These guys pull you in and like the best bands you have to share it with you friends too

    MarksmanGPBR

    I know your comment is 5 years old but I totally agree

  56. godandxzd

    love Aeroplane but I have to say I prefer this album

  57. DecodeMoans

    He says he usually write really long songs and then splits them into shorter songs, so I'd imagine it is.

  58. IamNowJMAN

    We care. That's why we're arguing about it.

  59. Wil

    not sure. i think the answer's no

  60. Wil

    that's true but this is different music altogether. it's sloppy and lo-fi and the hook isn't as immediately striking as a song like where it's at. maybe something like "in the aeroplane over the sea" would work but jeff mangum has a divisive voice and even that's kind of a stretch. they'd need to clean up a whole lot to get huge success.

  61. IamNowJMAN

    Well, there's tons of reasons a band might never breakthrough, but he was saying this stuff COULD have, and I agree with him. Bands like the Ramones and Big Star also could have broke through, but didn't for reasons separate to the music. The Butthole Surfers, Beck, and Radiohead all made the charts post-Nirvana, for Christ's sake.

  62. Lazymaven

    I've got to agree. I was a huge fan (and still am!) at the time of this release, but it never had a prayer of major commercial potential. It just doesn't have the kinds of hooks they were pushing on alternative radio at the time.

  63. Wil

    but it came out in the mid-90's and didn't do that. you see in the description "From ON AVERY ISLAND © 1996" right? i just saw jeff mangum and neutral milk hotel are one my favorite bands but it never happened.

  64. IamNowJMAN

    Come on. This song could have conceivably hit the charts in the mid 90s. It would have been a little weird, but let's not pretend it's black metal or mathcore.

  65. Wil

    it came out in the 90s? and it didnt chart??

  66. Wil

    lol no it couldn't have. i love neutral milk hotel but this music's never gonna touch mainstream charts

  67. Kyzer Kenzie

    Where can I find out the chords for this beautiful song?

  68. senile lucifer

    On Avery Island is a very special album. I don't understand why Aeroplane gets all the credit.

  69. xchiaroscura

    nonsensical comment

  70. VRedRoses

    The imagery that they create is unbelievable

  71. Nick

    my favorite

  72. Lilpondturtle

    very good sir.

  73. Trebble Vayne

    Everyone barks

  74. blackorpheliac1

    blastoid.

  75. Jessie Dorothy

    to tear out your heart would send all your secrets to me.