of Montreal The Past Is a Grotesque Animal cover

The Past Is a Grotesque Animal
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
January 23, 2007
Genre
Alternative
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The past is a grotesque animal
And in its eyes you see
How completely wrong you can be
How completely wrong you can be
Verse 2
The sun is out, it melts the snow that fell yesterday
Makes you wonder why it bothered
Verse 3
I fell in love with the first cute girl that I met
Who could appreciate Georges Bataille
Standing at Swedish festival discussing "Story of the Eye"
Discussing "Story of the Eye"
Verse 4
It's so embarrassing to need someone like I do you
How can I explain, I need you here and not here too
How can I explain, I need you here and not here too
Verse 5
I'm flunking out, I'm flunking out, I'm gone, I'm just gone
But at least I author my own disaster
At least I author my own disaster
Verse 6
Performance breakdown and I don't want to hear it
I'm just not available
Things could be different but they're not
Things could be different but they're not
Verse 7
The mousy girl screams, "Violence! Violence!"
The mousy girl screams, "Violence! Violence!"
She gets hysterical because they're both so mean
And it's my favorite scene
But the cruelty's so predictable
It makes you sad on the stage
Though our love project has so much potential
But it's like we weren't made for this world
(Though I wouldn't really want to meet someone who was)
Verse 8
Do I have to scream in your face?
I've been dodging lamps and vegetables
Throw it all in my face, I don't care
Verse 9
Let's just have some fun
Let's tear this shit apart
Let's tear the fucking house apart
Let's tear our fucking bodies apart
But let's just have some fun
Verse 10
Somehow you've red-rovered the gestapo circling my heart
And nothing can defeat you
No death, no ugly world
Verse 11
You've lived so brightly
You've altered everything
I find myself searching for old selves
While speeding forward through the plate glass of maturing cells
Verse 12
I've played the unraveler, the parhelion
But even apocalypse is fleeting
There's no death, no ugly world
Verse 13
Sometimes I wonder if you're mythologizing me like I do you
Mythologizing me like I do you
Verse 14
We want our film to be beautiful, not realistic
Perceive me in the radiance of terror dreams
And you can betray me
You can, you can betray me
Verse 15
But teach me something wonderful
Crown my head, crowd my head
With your lilting effects
Project your fears on to me, I need to view them
See, there's nothing to them
I promise you, there's nothing to them
Verse 16
I'm so touched by your goodness
You make me feel so criminal
How do you keep it together?
I'm all, all unraveled
Verse 17
But you know, no matter where we are
We're always touching by underground wires
Verse 18
I've explored you with the detachment of an analyst
But most nights we've raided the same kingdoms
And none of our secrets are physical
None of our secrets are physical
None of our secrets are physical now

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