Monkey & Bear (9:26)

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  • tyrique12

    I am in love with her voice. Ys is so good.

    8 Mar 12:27am Reply
  • Karpiu92

    Money & Beer

    18 Feb 7:57pm Reply
  • GandhiCat

    Tracy Chapmen's Fast Car with circus animals. It is better than it sounds.

    19 Jan 11:03pm Reply
  • philliebird

    awesomely strange.

    13 Jan 7:12pm Reply
  • thedefeatist

    This is prog. Never liked this album. Not that all prog is bad.

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nikolajKB

    "Darling there's a place for us, can we go before i turn to dust." Beautiful

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • strutterf

    Everything about this song is flawless. Joanna Newsom's vocal melodies evolve throughout the song to fit the song's situations. Her rhyme schemes are INSANE, lots of slant rhyme and multis. (For example, "My heart is a furnace; Full of love that's just and earnest. Now you know that we must unlearn this, Allegiance to a life of service, And no longer answer to that heartless Hay-monger, nor be his accomplice" where 'furnace' rhymes with 'earnest' and 'unlearn this' and 'service' and then slant rhymes with heartless and accomplice.. 'No longer' and 'haymonger' sneak in there as well). And the then the narrative, dark yet still very much an imaginative children's tale, rife with whimsy imagery. And then you got the backdrop courtesy of Van Dyke Parks hittin you cross the head. This song is 10/10 perfection. [2]

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • R-Mac

    Joanna's masterpiece. Yes, it's probably the most accessible song on Ys, but let's not give it pretentious hate because of that. Everything about this song is flawless. Joanna Newsom's vocal melodies evolve throughout the song to fit the song's situations. Her rhyme schemes are INSANE, lots of slant rhyme and multis. (For example, "My heart is a furnace; Full of love that's just and earnest. Now you know that we must unlearn this, Allegiance to a life of service, And no longer answer to that heartless Hay-monger, nor be his accomplice" where 'furnace' rhymes with 'earnest' and 'unlearn this' and 'service' and then slant rhymes with heartless and accomplice.. 'No longer' and 'haymonger' sneak in there as well). And the then the narrative, dark yet still very much an imaginative children's tale, rife with whimsy imagery. And then you got the backdrop courtesy of Van Dyke Parks hittin you cross the head. This song is 10/10 perfection.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • beautifuldaddy

    my heart is a furnace

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • fireicicle

    Damn that monkey. [2]

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • fireicicle

    Very disturbing lyrics. I feel uncomfortable and intrigued.

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • rOOm-on-fire

    sautillante

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • brokenthings

    The drowning part is one of the most haunting, the-hairs-are-standing-up-on-my-arms parts of any song I've heard.[4]

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lana36

    Wow. nice. Sounds a little like Melanie

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • erikisPSYCHO

    deep in the night shone a weak and miserly light where the monkey shouldered his lamp... [2]

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    major '12 years old playing runescape all day' vibes from this one now that i think about it.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • puismourir

    deep in the night shone a weak and miserly light where the monkey shouldered his lamp...

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • puismourir

    my least favourite on the album, but still incredible

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    Such a quirky singer, maybe that's why I enjoy her so.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • KateRayearth

    For some reason I don't like the very beginning of this song but I love everything else about it.

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
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