Devendra Banhart - Little Yellow Spider

Artist: Devendra Banhart
Song: Little Yellow Spider
Album: Nino Rojo (2004)

Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart is often associated with the subgenres known as freak folk, psych folk or New Weird America. Essentially his music is gentle and twee and a little bit strange, with latest album Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007) being especially experimental. He started a recording career in 2002 and first got noticed after second album Oh Me Oh My. Third full-length Rejoicing In The Hands (2004) was widely acclaimed and nominated by many publications as one of the best albums of the year.
NiƱo Rojo (2004) and Cripple Crow (2005) further boosted his reputation.

One, two, three, four
Little yellow spider, laughing at the snow
Ah, maybe that spider knows something that I don't know'
Cause I'm goddamn cold
Little white monkey, staring at the sand
Well, maybe that monkey figured out something I couldn't understandWho knows?
Well, I came upon a dancing crab,
and I stopped to watch it shakeI said,
"Dance for me just one more time
Before you hibernate and you come out a crab cake
"Hey there, little snapping turtle, snapping at a shell
Ah, there's mysteries inside, I know
But what they are I just can't tell for sure
And hey ya, little baby crow, you're looking kinda mean
I think I outta spit before you start letting off your steam
For sureAnd hey there, little sexy pig, you made it with a man
And you're got a little kid with hooves instead of hands
And oh, all the animals
All the animals
And hey there, little mockingbird, they sing about you in songs
Ah, where you been? Have you broke a wing?
I haven't heard you in so long
And hey there, little albatross, swimming in the air
Ah c'mon, you know I can't fly
And I, I think we really outta play fair
And hey there, Mr. happy squid, you move so psychadelically
You hypnotize with your magic dance all the animals in the sea
For sureAnd oh, all the animals
All the animals
And hey there, Mr. morning sun, what kind of creature are you?
I can't stare, but I know you're there
Goddamn, how I wish I knew
And hey there, Mrs. lovely moon, you're lonely and you're blue
It's kinda strange, the way you change
But then again, we all do too

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