Little Viola Hidden in the Orchestra Lyrics

of Montreal


publisher: ©BUG MUSIC OBO APOLLINAIRE RAVE
writers: Kevin Barnes
album: No. 3 track in album The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
release date: 1998
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length: 3:38

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Miniature woodwinds whistle underwater
While electric eels make the ocean warm in summer
Olives that were left on the sand become bathing beach bunnies
Being wooed by seashells singing elegant choruses

Little viola hidden in the orchestra,
How I love to pretend the sounds you make are flowers that slowly encircle the band.
That curl around each note that's played.
The audience charmed by the floating garden of music giddily pick musical floral bouquets.

And now its time for the play...

The actor in the center of the stage looks sadly at a teacup,
Reads a poem off the teacup and covers his face with a page of a poem on the teacup and sings,
"What a terrible lie you told me. That you're heart was mine to buy.
All those feelings you implied, it all was just terrible lies...oh what a terrible lie.."

Do you remember in the first verse when I told you about the seashells singing?
Well if you want to hear what it sounds like, you just have to listen in....

I will be a good boy and never tell you the bad things that I think about,
The nasty little things I'll keep them to myself...
I will be a good boy and never tell you the bad things that I think about,
The dirty little things I'll keep them to myself....

I will be a good boy and never tell you the bad things that I think about,
The sinister things I'll keep them to myself....

Track Listing

  • 1 One of a Very Few of a Kind
  • 2 Happy Yellow Bumblebee
  • 3 Little Viola Hidden in the Orchestra
  • 4 The Couple's First Kiss
  • 5 Sing You a Love You Song
  • 6 Honeymoon in San Francisco
  • 7 The Couple in Bed Together Under a Warm Blanket Wrapped Up in Each Other's Arms Asleep
  • 8 Cutie Pie
  • 9 Panda Bear
  • 10 Sadness Creeping Up and Scaring Away the Couple's Happiness
  • 11 Please Tell Me So
  • 12 My Darling, I've Forgotten
  • 13 You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go!
  • 14 Just Recently Lost Something of Importance
  • 15 The Hollow Room
  • 16 It's Easy to Sleep When You're Dead