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Communist Daughter 

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Holland, 1945 

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea 

Little Birds

Oh Comely 

Song Against Sex

The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt 1

The King of Carrot Flowers, Pts 2 & 3 

Two Headed Boy

Two Headed Boy P.2

Where You'll Find Me Now

 

Communist Daughter (Neutral Milk Hotel)

From “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”
Posted and transcribed by Bill

Sweet (G)communist
The communist daughter
(D)Standing on the sea-weed water
(C )Semen stains the mountain tops
Semen stains the mountain tops

With (G)cocoa leaves along the border
(D)Sweetness sings from every corner
(C )Cars careening from the clouds
The bridges burst and twist around

(G)And wanting something warm and moving
(D)Bends towards herself the soothing
(C )Proves that she must still exist
She moves herself about her fist

(G)Sweet communist
(D)The communist daughter
(C )Standing on the sea-weed water
Semen stains the mountain tops

 

 

Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”

Intro-B

[B]There are beads that wrap
Around your knees that crackle into the dark
Like a [F#]walk in the park like a hole in your head
Like the feeling you get when you realize you're [B]dead
This time we ride roller coasters into the ocean
We feel no emotion as we spiral [F#]down to the world
And I guess it's worth your time
Because there's some lives you live
And some you leave [B]behind
It gets hard to [F#]explain
The garden[B]head knows my [F#]name [B] [E] [B] [E]
Leave me a[B]lone, for you know this isn't the first [E]time
In fact this is twice in a [B]row
That the angels have slipped through our [E]landslide
And filled up our garden with [B]snow
And I don't wish to taste of your [E]insides
Or to call out your name through my [B]phone
For the glory boys at your [E]bedside will love you
As long as you're something to [B]own[E]
We'll love you as long as you're something to [B]own[E]
Follow me [B]through a city of frost covered [E]angels
I swear I have nothing to [B]prove
I just want to dance in your [E]tangles
To give me some reason to [B]move
But to take on the world at all [E]angles
Requires a strength I can't [B]use
So I'll meet you up high in your [E]anger
Of all that is hoping and waiting for[B] you[E]
Is hoping and waiting for[B] you[E]
End on B

 

Holland, 1945 (Neutral Milk Hotel)

From: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Posted by Bill and transcribed by Unknown


Intro:
C
('two, one, two, three, four')
C - G - C - G

C G
the only girl i've ever loved
C G
was born with roses in her eyes
C G
but then they buried her alive

D C
one evening nineteen forty-five
D G
with just her sister at her side
D C
and only weeks before the guns
D G
all came and rained on everyone
D C
now she's a little boy in Spain
D G
playing pianos filled with flames
D C
on empty rings around the sun
D C G
all sing the same our dream has come

C G
but now we must pick up every piece
C G
of the life we used to love
C G
just to keep ourselves at least
D
enough to carry on


and now we ride the circus wheel
with your dark brother wrapped in white
says it was good to be alive

but now you ride the comets flame
it won't be coming back again
the earth looks better from a star
that's right above from where you are
he didn't mean to make you cry
the spark that rings and bullets fly
on empty rings around your heart
the world just screams and falls apart

but now we must pick up every piece
of the life we used to love
just to keep ourselves at least
enough to carry on

G A B C G
and here's where your mother sleeps
G A B C G D
and here is the room where our brothers were born
G A B C G
indentions in the sheets
G A B C G D
where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
C G
and it's so sad to see
C G
the world agree
C G D
that they'd rather see their faces filled with flies
G A B C G D G
all when i want to keep white roses in their eyes

C - G - C - G (a couple of times)

 

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: "In the Aeroplane over the Sea"


Intro-G Em C D

[G]What a beautiful [Em]face
I have found in this [C]place
That is circling [D]all round the sun
[G]What a beautiful [Em}dream
That could flash on the [C]screen
In a blink of an [D]eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me
And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me
Anna's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees

(Em)Now how I remember (C )you
How I would push my fingers (G)through
Your mouth to make those muscles (D)move
That made your voice so smooth and (Em)sweet
And now we keep where we don't (C )know
All secrets sleep in winter (G)clothes
With one you loved so long a(D)go
Now he don't even know his (Em)name

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all

 

Little Birds (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Vandsmith

Standard Tuning

intro: Am


Am
Little birds born without a mother or a father

I can watch their bodies forming in the running water
G
Now there is another in the middle of my mouth
Em
A hundred altogether within me now
Am
Little bird, little bird come into my body

Am
Mother, they're within me every moment I'm awaking

Bodies multiplying 'til they finally overtake me
G
Open up my mouth but all you'll ever hear is singing
Em
Put you hand within me and you'll know what I'm feeling
Am
I just want to swallow up and promise to protect them

Am
Daddy come to touch me but he seen his hands a shaking

Look into my eyes and he could see their bodies breaking
G
Push me to the floor and in his hands I started beating
Em
I don't want to hear it anymore, he kept repeating
Am
Do you really want the burning hell that we believe in?

---
Am
Did you know the burning hell it took your baby brother?

Did you see how far he fell and how he made us suffer?
G
Another boy in town at night he took him for his lover
Em
And deep in sin they held each other
Am
So I took a hammer and nearly beat his little brains in

Knowing God in heaven would have, never could forgive him

So I took a hammer and I nearly beat his brains
G Em
in

sort of break down, slower...

Am
Little boy born without a father or a mother
Am
Taken to the river and then pushed into the water
G
And the priests are singing that the hell is getting hotter la la la la la
Am
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the only one to save him

From the thing he loves the most but we know will betray him

Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the only one to save him

From the thing he loves the most but we

know will betray
G
him

Am
And here beneath the
G
water I can see

How the
Em
lights distort so
Am
strange

And I think this is how I
G
would like to leave my
Em
body and start
Am
again

 

 

Oh Comely (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted  and transcribed by Vandsmith

INTRO: [E]


[E]Oh comely
[C]I will be [Am] with you when you lose your breath
[E]Chasing the only [C]meaningful [Am]memory you thought you had left
[E]With some pretty bright and bubbly [C] terrible scene
That was [Am] doing her thing on your chest
[E]But oh comely
[C]It isn't as [Am] pretty as you'd like to guess
[G]In your memory
You're drunk on your automy
[C]It doesn't mean anything at all
[E]Oh comely
[C]All of your friends [Am] are etting you blow
[E]Bristling and ugly
[C]Bursting with fruits [Am] falling out from the holes
[E]Of some pretty bright and bubbly
[C]friend you could need to say [Am]comforting things in your ear
[E]But oh comely
[C]There isn't such one [Am] friend that you could find here
[G]Standing next to me
He's only my enemy
[C]I'll crush him with everything I own
[E]Say what you want to say
And hang for your hollow ways
[C]Moving your mouth to pull [Am]out all your miracle [E C D]for me

[G D] x3

[E] Your father made fetuses
With flesh licking ladies
While [C] you and your mother
Were [Am] asleep in the trailer park
[E]Thunderous sparks from the dark of the stadiums
[C]The music and medicine you [Am]needed for comforting
[E]So make all your fat fleshy fingers to moving
And [C] pluck all your silly strings
And [Am] bend all your notes for me
[E] Soft silly music is meaningful magical
[C] The movements were beautiful
[Am] All in your ovaries
[E] All of them milking with green fleshy flowers
While [C] powerful pistons were [Am] sugary sweet machines
[E] Smelling of semen all under the garden
Was [C] all you were needing when [Am] you still believed in me
[E]Say what you want to say
And hang for your hollow ways
[C] Moving your mouth to pull [Am] out all your miracle [E C D]for me

[G D] x3
[E C] x2

[E]And I know they buried her body with others
[C]Her sister and mother and [Am] 500 families
And [E] will she remember me 50 years later
I [C] wished I could save her in [Am] some sort of time machine
[E] Know all your enemies
[C]We know who are enemies are [Am]
[E]Know all your enemies
[C]We know who are enemies are

[Am E] x3

[Am] Goldaline my dear
We will fold and freeze together
[E] Far away from here
There is sun and spring and green forever
[Am] But now we move to feel
For ourselves inside some stranger's stomach
[E] Place your body here
Let your skin begin to blend itself with [Am]mine

OUTRO: [Am E]


Song Against Sex (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: "On Avery Island"

(Bb)And the first one tore a picture
Of a dead and hanging man
Who was kissing foreign fishes
That flew right out from this hands
And when I (F)put my arms around him
I felt the blushing blood run through my cheeks
And an(Bb) eeriness surrounded when his tongue began to speak
And he said...Oh (F)boy you are so pretty
Enough to wrap tight in rice-paper string...
And (Bb)when I finally kissed him the whole world began to ring
Lost like a (F)bell that's tipping over
With two cracks along both sides
And I (Bb)knew the world was over so I took a look outside
And watched the (F)fires that were reaching
Up to the weather vane and the tops of trees
And the (Bb)waiting scene and the sunday dream
They're all waiting here for me(F)


Deli markets with their flower stands
Pretty girls and the burning men
Hanging out on the hooks next to the window displays
And I took out my tongue twice removed from my face
Across a bridge and across the mountains
Threw a nickel in a fountain
To save my soul from all these troubled times
And all the drugs that I don't have the guts to take
To soothe my mind so I'm always sober
Always aching, always heading towards
Mass suicide, occult figurines
And wasted gas-station attendents
Attending to their jobs
And a nice drive in the country
Finds a nice cliff to drop off
Oh when this life just gets so grating
All the grittiness of life
But don't take those pills your boyfriend gave you
You're too wonderful to die

And the last one drew a picture of a...
(Missing lyrics)

From anything we could call loving
Any love worth living for
So I'll sleep out in the gutter
You can sleep here on the floor
And when I wake up in the morning
I forgot to lock the door
Because with a match that's mean and some gasoline
You won't see me anymore

 

 

The King Of Carrots, Pt 1 (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: " In the Aeroplane over the Sea"

Intro: F Bb F C Bb (x2)

(F)When you were young you were the (C )king of carrot (Bb)flowers
(F)and how you built the(Bb) tower (C )tumbling through the (Bb)trees
(F)and holy rattle(C )snakes that (Bb)fell all 'round your (F)feet

(play intro)

and your mom would stick a fork right into daddy's shoulder
and dad would throw the garbage all across the floor
as we would lay and learn what each others bodies were for

(play intro twice)

and this is the room one afternoon i knew i could love you
and from above you how i sank into your soul
into that secret place where no one dares to go

(play intro)

and your mom would drink until she was no longer speaking
and dad would dream of all the different ways to die
each one a little more than he could dare to try

(play intro twice and end)

 

 

King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts 2 & 3 (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From:
“In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”


King of Carrot Flowers Parts 2 & 3
Neutral Milk Hotel
From “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”

(F)I love you, Jesus Christ,
Jesus Christ I love you, yes I (C)do
(F)I love you, Jesus Christ,
Jesus Christ I love you, yes I (C)do
And on the (F)lazy days the dogs dissolve and drain away,
The world it goes and always waits
The day we are awaiting.

(F)Up and over
We go through the weight and undertow
I will float until I learn how to (C)swim,
Inside my mother in a garbage (F)bin,
until I find myself a(C)gain,
Again, oh.

F Bb F C F

(F)Up and over
We go mouths open wide and spit in stuff
I will spit until I learn how to (C) speak
Up through the doorway as the sideboards creak
With them ever proclaiming me, me, oh

F Bb F C F

Up and over
We go the way the steps fell down and I don’t know,
I will shout until they know what I mean,
I mean the marriage of a dead dog sing
And a synthetic flying machine, machine, oh.

Ok.

F Bb F C F

 

 

Two Headed Boy (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”

intro [G]
[G]Two headed [Bm]boy
All [G]floating in [Bm]glass
The [G]sun it has [Bm]passed
Now it's [C]blacker than [G]black
I can [C]hear as you tap on your [D]jar
I am [C]listening to hear where you [G]are
I am [C]listening to hear where you [G]are
Two headed boy
Put on sunday shoes
And dance round the room to accordion keys
With the needle that sings in your heart
Catching signals that sound in the dark
Catching signals that sound in the dark
We will [D]take off our [C]clothes
And they'll be placing [G]fingers through
the [D]notches in your [C]spine
and when all is breaking
[G]everything that [D]you could keep [C]inside
now your eyes ain't movin now
[Am]they just lay there in their [D]calm
Two headed boy
With pulleys and weights
Creating a radio played just for two
In the parlor with a moon across her face
And through the music he sweetly displays
Silver speakers that sparkle all day
Made for his lover who's floating and choking with her hands across her face
We will take off our clothes
And they'll be placing fingers through
the notches in your spine
and when all is breaking
everything that you could keep inside
now your eyes ain't movin now
they just lay there in their calm
Two headed boy
There is no reason to grieve
The world that you need is wrapped in gold silver sleeves
Left beneath Christmas trees in the snow
And I will take you and leave you alone
Watching spirals of white softly flow
Over your eyelids and all you did
Will wait until the point when you let go
outro ("dee dee" part)
[C] [G] [C] [G] etc., end on [G]

 

 

Two Headed Boy, Pt 2 (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted by Vandsmith and transcribed by Jff_77

Capo on 1st fret.

G F Em
Daddy please hear this song that I sing
G F Em
In your heart there's a spark that just screams
C G D C
For a lover to bring a child to your chest that could lay as you sleep
G D C
And love all you have left like your boy used to be
Am D
Long ago wrapped in sheets warm and wet


G F Em
Blister please with those wings in your spine
G F Em
Love to be with a brother of mine
C G D
How he'd love to find your tongue in his teeth
C G D C
In a struggle to find secret songs that you keep wrapped in boxes so tight
Am D
Sounding only at night as you sleep

G Am D C G
And in my dreams you're alive and you're cryyy-ing
Am D C G
As your mouth moves in mine soft and sweet
Am D C G
Rings of flowers 'round your eyes and I love you
Am D C Am D
For the rest of your life ?? ??


G F Em
Brother see we are one in the same
G F Em
And you left with your head filled with flames
C G D
And you watched as your brains fell out through your teeth
C
Push the pieces in place
G D
Make your smile sweet to see
C
Don't you take this away
Am D
I'm still wanting my face on your cheek


C G C G
And when we break we'll wait for our miracle
C G D
God is a place where some holy spectacle lies
C G C G
And when we break we'll wait for our miracle
C G D C
God is a place you will wait for the rest of your life


G B G B
Two headed boy she is all you could need
G B C G
She will feed you tomatoes and radio wires
C D
And retire to sheets safe and clean
C G
But don't hate her when she gets up to leave

 

 

Where You'll Find Me Now (Neutral Milk Hotel)

Posted and transcribed by Bill
From: “On Avery Island”

[C]All I preceive is wasted and broken
[F]Silvery streams sacred when spoken
[C]Slam into me and into the ditch of deb[F]ris
And you [C]smoke in the park
You sleep in the greenery
[F]Everyone barks and they are all still believing
To [C]tear out your heart
Would send all your secrets to [F]me
But I let you [E]down
And swollen and [F]small is where you’ll find me [E]now
With that silver stripping [F]off from my tongue
Your tearing [E]out and you’ll never hear me [F]talk [G]
Your [C]teeth believe that teeth are for tearing
[F]Tear into me and the scent of your sweating
[C]Smells good to me as long as we keep in our [F]clothes
And [C]out in the dark the world is still rolling
[F]Kids in their cars
Cigarettes smoking
And [C]all that they are
Just reeks with the sweetest [F]belief
But I let you [E]down
And swollen and [F]small is where you’ll find me [E]now
With that silver stripping [F]off from my tongue
Your tearing [E]out and you’ll never hear me [F]talk [G]
[C] [F] [C] [F]
[C]All I could want is silver and spinning [F]out from your arms
And into the pretty [C]pit of your heart
To simply and softly we [F]flow
But I let you [E]down
And swollen and [F]small is where you’ll find me [E]now
With that silver stripping [F]off from my tongue
Your tearing [E]out and you’ll never hear me [F]talk [G] [C]
Into [F]you I will [C]go
Into [F]you [C]