this song is boss

have you ever heard of the band neutral milk hotel? they're an indie-acoustic band from louisiana, and i think that they're absolutely amazing. especially one song, "king of carrot flowers part 1," which to this day i don't really know exactly what they're talking about, but i nobody seems to know really. but SO many people have heard of this song, and when i send it to my friends, they think its really awesome too, which makes me wonder what the difference between these indie bands and mainstream bands is. i mean obviously, they're independent which means they don't have a label to tool them, but this song is. fantastic.

take a listen.

When you were young you were the king of carrot flowers
And how you built a tower tumbling through the trees
In holy rattlesnakes that fell all around your feet

And your mom would stick a fork right into daddy's shoulder
And your dad would throw the garbage all across the floor
As we would lay and learn what each other's bodies were for

And this is the room one afternoon I knew I could love you
And from above you how I sank into your soul
Into that secret place where no one dares to go

And your mom would sink until she was no longer speaking
And dad would dream of all the different ways to die
Each one a little more than he could dare to try