Animal Collective

Penny Dreadfuls

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Time'll change
Slip through the dust
As the bus pulls away from waving hands
And the child star
"I bought a comic in the mail
And the sign said
The stories will shake the sheep
From off of you"
So gather 'round
Just four more stops again
We'll reach our teachers
Hallways in the end

Expect the foulest 'cause
Doubt does not allow it
I see the driver in the glass
This car moving past
While they're standing
"There's no standing!"

The five-year olds eat defeat
Soiled in the seats when, "attention!"
And short attention spans
The boy who sweats when he's caught
Is touching a palm of a pretty sex
Who's cawing, "Where's my baby doll!"
Manny the thief, just lost all his teeth
To his mama, playing baseball

Ahh, oooh

Pick a place and settle
Too fast to fright, he pauses
At who fought the likes of
His older pal
And when they find out who he is
Her eyes were sorry for
Her brother who waited away "go time"
Her dead costume just flipped her for the fall
And watch the pain go through her
The entire body twisted
Soldiers in the coldness

The bully grabs at my hair
And punches they fell toward me
Tells me, "gonna get me now"
The driver pushes the gas
The bully's schemes caught fast
So he spins back
Got his attention now
He hits the brakes and we slide
And his head hits the side
And he screams out
"Creeps, I'll take you all!"
And then he grabs penny dreadful, and looks on the check fulls
And my head sinks, my friends have left my shore

Then there's the stop where Sarah climbs in, she says
"Darling, where's your heart been?
He laughs in his place
She spits in his face and says, "bully, you leave my boy alone!
Everybody came down just to see me leaving
Baby take my hand now can't you see I'm happy?
When the story's mine I think I'll tell it different
It's a shame to hear the sound
When the penny hit the ground
And I want to go back home
When does this bus leave?"