Enigmatic Lyrics

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Open up your
Open up your
Open up your throat
And let time
All of that time
All of that time
All of that time go

I know it sucks that Daddy's done

But try to think of what you want

You've got to open up

Open up your
Open up your throat

Matt!
Support your brother
Sport
Brother Sport

You got to weigh what you say

To help you shape the way you play

You gotta get rid of the mourning

Sort out the habits of your mind


You're halfway 'til you're fully grown

You've got a real good shot

Won't help to hold inside

Give a real, give a real

Shout out


Until you're fully grown
You've got a real good shot
Won't help to hold inside
Give a real, give a real
Shout out
Matt!"

Animal Collective's lyrics are always a bit abstract and hard to understand but after many listens to the song Bothersport I finally fully grasp it's meaning. The song is written for a brother called Matt who apparently had many problems. The lyricist is trying to tell his brother that the problems have come and gone and that its time to open up and talk about his problems. Anybody can easily relate to these lyrics, we all go through problems in our lives that we feel fearful or ashamed to talk about, but sometimes it's so much better to shout them out, to talk about them rather than holding them bottled up inside. "You got to weigh what you say, To help you shape the way you play" Talking to friends or family is a great reliever, someone is always willing to listen and give advice, and through that proper exchange in communication we can shape our lives harmoniously. As the song says "Won't help to hold inside".

1 comments:

Ellex3 said...

ohhh i didnt know that about the lyrics. this one of my favorite songs of this album.