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Oh man, good one!

Thinking of all of you Glitchen, hearing this song...just had to post. (Acorn, this is esp for you. :D)

Tree Hugger, by Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants

The flower said I wish I was a tree
The tree said I wish I could be 
a different kind of tree
The cat wished that it was a bee

The turtle wished that it could fly 
Really high into the sky
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea

And in the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it.

{repeat verse}

And the flower would be it's offering 
of love
to the desert
And the desert so dry and lonely
That the creatures all appreciate the effort

{French verse...see below for Biohazard's awesome translation}

And the rattlesnake said I wish I had hands
So I could hug you like a man
And then the cactus said, "but don't you understand?"

"My skin is covered with sharp spikes
That'll stab you like a thousand knives
A hug would be nice, but hug my flower with your eyes."

So the flower said I wish I was a tree
The tree said I wish I could be 
a different kind of tree
The cat wished that it was a bee

The turtle wished that it could fly 
Really high into the sky
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea

And in the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it.

{repeat verse}

And the flower would be it's offering of love
to the desert
And the desert so dry and lonely
That the creatures all appreciate the effort

Posted 6 years ago by KitchWitch Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • I wish I were a Glitch on my street or in my Tower but mostly out in the world of Ur where all the Glitchen play and hug and pet and conga, etc.  I wish I were once again a little Glitch without a care but to exist and be happy and jump high in the sky, leaping onto buildings and cliffs and exploring all manner of exotic and fun locations.  Oh to be a Glitch again!  Thank you Tiny Speck for all the Fun!
    Posted 6 years ago by Brib Annie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • The other verse is french. You can hear little accents in some of the guy's words. He was a kid when they recorded that.

    I've got like, a percentage of the words figured out.

    something something something
    Je voudrais something something (I'd like)
    Pour voler dans le nuit (To fly in the night)
    Et m'en aller loin d'ici (and take myself far away)
    something something
    something something
    Pour pouvoir tomber dans le mer (to be able to fall into the sea)
    De tous mes requins (? unsure the last word might be wrong) (of all my....sharks?)

    (p.s. googled it after, it is shark. Exciting. Also I only got like two words wrong.)

    (googled version:
    Et le jackalope a dit (and the Jakalope said)
    "Je voudrais etre un yeti (I wish I was a yeti)
    Pour voler dans la nuit (So I could (fly/steal) in the night)
    Et m'en aller loin d'ici" (and take myself far away)
    Mais le yeti a dit (But the yeti said)
    "Je voudrais etre un monstre marin (I want to be a sea monster)
    Pour pouvoir rentrer dans la mer (To be able to return to the sea)
    De tous les requins." (of all the sharks) )
    Posted 6 years ago by Biohazard Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oooh thanks for filling that in Biohazard...love it, esp the part about the yeti! *sigh* Love you Glitch and Tiny Speck and fellow Glitchen. *pulls Yeti's string*: "Someday I'll be a REAL yeti." (sniff)
    Posted 6 years ago by KitchWitch Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I'd like to think that each of us (humans and creatures alike) will get a chance, sometime, to do and be each of those things we would long to do and be. If not in this life, then in the next. If not in life then perhaps in our dreams.

    Thank you all for the lovely song, words and ideas :)
    Posted 6 years ago by Kridla Subscriber! | Permalink