Sprout and the Bean Lyrics

Joanna Newsom


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Joanna Newsom
album: Track 1 in album The Milk-Eyed Mender
release date: 2004-3-23
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length: 4:33

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I slept all day
Awoke with distaste
And I railed
And I raved
That the difference between
The sprout and the bean
It is a golden ring
It is a twisted string

And you can ask the counsellor
And you can ask the king
And I'll say the same thing
And it's a funny thing

Should we go outside
Should we go outside
Should we break some bread
Are you interested

And as I said
I slept as though dead
Dreaming seamless dreams
Of lead

When you go away
I am big-boned and fey
In the dust of the day
In the dirt of the day

And Danger! Danger!
Drawing near them was a white coat
And Danger! Danger!
Drawing near them was a broad boat
And the water! Water!
Running clear beneath a white throat
And the hollow chatter of the talking of the Tadpoles

Who know the outside
Should we go outside
Should we break some bread
Are you interested

Track Listing

  • 1 Bridges and Balloons
  • 2 Sprout and the Bean
  • 3 The Book of Right-on
  • 4 Sadie
  • 5 Inflammatory Writ
  • 6 This Side of the Blue
  • 7 "En Gallop"
  • 8 Cassiopeia
  • 9 Peach, Plum, Pear
  • 10 Swansea
  • 11 Three Little Babes
  • 12 Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie