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Robert
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Lyrics to some great unreleased Jeff Mangum(Neutral Milk Hotel) songs:

Oh Sister

Oh sister, don’t be afraid of me
I won’t be nailing you down in the nursery
Just like the rest of them did
With those watery, wandering fingers that slipped
That were supposed to be glorious and fine
Oh sister, won’t you believe in me
I only wanted to be hard on your family
Here with you now in the zillionth infirmary
A mother makes frantic and drunk calls from Germany
All of the time
And oh sister
Sweet brown and comely
I will be be milking with you making fun of me
Now that my moods are not what the used to be
there is but no one alive laying next to me
for such a long time
Oh sister, sweet brown and beulahry
milk from your blisters on your grandmother’s jewelry
there in the parlor all naked in front of me
Watching the lights from the cracks making archery animal designs

Rose Wallace Goldeline just moves her mouth over anything
Fleshy free and flowering with oranges out in the open
But don’t you waste your sins again
She don’t need you
or won’t fuck your friends
And you, you’re American, so important boiling over
Tto prove that she must still exist
she moves herself about her fist
and never ever ever give a shit
about all those words you’re wasting again
Some pretty bright and bubbly wondrous dream
You’d like to kill and claim
And claim her as your own
But don’t you worry
All those dainty and dirty emotions just go away and fade out on their own
Sister, now that we’re grieving
Our fingers will falter
Our lungs will be leaking
All over each other and without even speaking
We’ll know that it’s over and smiling or greeting
Whatever comes next
And oh sister
You’re getting married with some angry twister
That you’ll have to carry home drunk every evening from the cemetery
And if he makes it back half alive you can bury him
Under your sheets
And oh sister
now that we’re leaving
I can not imagine there is any meaning
forgetting you ever could once had the feeling that made you keep on
And pretend you were breathing of all of this world
In an age of empty rings
I don’t want to feel the thing
I don’t even want to know
and Rose Wallace Goldeline
don’t you ever die on me
all the way it goes and flows

My Dream Girl

My dream girl don’t exist
At the age of 5 she slit her wrist
She didn’t know that I’d be hanging around
So her parents buried her in the ground
And this day I can still hear the sound
Of a life in outer space

My dream girl don’t exist
Just you and I and this TV
And this illness seems to feel so strange
Like a henchmen that’s about to hang
The moon up like a ball and chain
And set its sands ablaze

And the wait is waiting on
Build the world so real and strong

My dream girl don’t exist
Just her photograph in a history book
And I believe she had a voice and name
Three children on the coast of Maine
Their life was in a hurricane
Of life and real embrace

My dream girl don’t exist
At the age of 5 she slit her wrist
She didn’t know that I’d be hanging around
So one day she took a stroll to town
And walked in front of a Greyhound bound
For New York central state

And the wait is waiting on
And the wait is waiting on
Build the world so real and strong
She goes and now she knows she’ll never be afraid

Sailing Through

Sailing through your disease and you
Your disease and you
Your body’s like a basket
Shivering in static
Ride this phase of angry tears
All those years you were alive inside the closet
With nobody in it there but me
But now you are coming
Your life is off running
Tearing itself apart at the seams

And you are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie
You are a liar
You are a liar

Now I’m off sailing
Sickness impaling
Every drop of blood you could bleed
The world is all coming
They’re coming in millions
Billions of people to sick to believe
And I really wanted just to be in your body
To be in your body
To be inside you
And I really wanted just to be in your body
To share in your sickness
To shield around you

But you are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie
You are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie

Wrap you up in master
Cover you in plaster
Spit in your mouth and then say "I love you"
But is this supposed to save us?
Is this supposed to break us
And I really wanted just to be in your body
I really want to be in your body
I really want to be inside you
And I really wanted just to be in your body
To share in your sickness
To shield around you

But you are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie
You are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie
You are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie
You are a liar
You are a liar
You are a liar
And you are a lie

She Did a Lot of Acid

She had a mental problem
She couldn’t concentrate
She was her own delusion
She was her own mistake
She did a lot of acid
That put the voices down
And one day at her birthday
They found her hanging upside down

They say she lived her life on the avenue
They say she cried from the weight of her spit
They claim they were the only ones that she ever knew
Ah, but why are they weeping now?
When she was alive they were not around
They were locked in their own abyss

We met in the gutter
We shared a smoke or two
I told about my mother
She showed me her tattoo
She went out through the city
Got lost in Fulton Town (?)
And one day at her birthday
They found her hanging upside down

They say she live her life an American
They say she whored away but still
They claim they offered her their helping hand
But the talk’s all the same to me
They call themselves her family
It just makes me ill