Joanna Newsom - Sprout and the Bean

I slept all day
I woke with distaste
And I railed
And I raved

That the difference between
The sprout and the bean
It is a golden ring
It is a twisted string
You can ask the counselor;
And you can ask the king;
And they'll say the same thing;
And it's a funny thing:

Should we go outside?
Should we go outside?
Should we break some bread?
Are y'interested?

And as I said
I slept as though dead
Dreaming seamless dreams of lead

When you go away
I am big-boned and fey
In the dust of the day
And in the dirt of the day

And the danger! danger! Drawing near them was a broad boat
And the danger! Danger! Drawing near them was a white coat
And your water! Water! Running clear beneath a white throat
And the hollow chatter of the talking of the Tadpoles

Who know th'outside!
Should we go outside?
Do you know that side?
Should we go outside?

Writers: Joanna Newsom

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