Newsom, Joanna - Sprout And The Bean Lyrics




I slept all day
I woke with distaste
And I railed
And I raved

That the difference between
The sprout and the bean
It is a golden ring
It is a twisted string

And you can ask the counselor
And you can ask the king
And I'll say the same thing
And it's a funny thing

Should we go outside?
Should we go outside?
Should we break some bread?
Are you interested?

And as I said
I slept as though dead
Dreaming seamless dreams
Of lead

When you go away
I am big-boned and fey
In the dust of the day
In the dirt of the day

And danger, danger drawing near them was a white coat
And danger, danger drawing near them was a broad boat
And the water, water running clear beneath a white throat
And the hollow chatter of the talking of the tadpoles

Who know the outside?
Should we go outside?
Should we break some bread?
Are you interested?





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Newsom, Joanna Sprout And The Bean Comments
  1. Nikki Carpenter

    Joanna Newsom is a goddamn ANGEL

  2. infamousmd !

    I would love to hear TONES AND I do a version of this song

  3. Shane's Book Corner

    To play the gorgeous overlapping melodies she does and then sing so effortlessly on top of it, how anyone could deny her talent is beyond my level of comprehension. Easily one of the most remarkable musicians alive today.

  4. TenTickles

    In tears so much today... Thank you for blessing us with your love and light Joanna ❤️ came here because I was reminded of this beauty thanks to the movie My Suicide

  5. Angel Donoghue

    Sounds a bit like Duffy and awesome harp player I’m jelly of Andy samberg

  6. DangerousAsMilk

    Lisa Simpson

  7. First World Problems

    This makes me sad and happy at the same time

  8. Jeffrey Kress

    Not a fan of her voice. She sounds like a child. She plays the harp very well though.

  9. Sydney O'Bier

    I’m kinda sad she almost never had more music videos like this, I know Joanna could serve us some of the best visuals we’d ever see. But this one here embodies everything her music is, and it suits her so well.

  10. Gâchâ 〰 Rêmî

    *October 2019 anyone?*
    Her voice is so beautiful... I could fall asleep to it <3

  11. Pawesome Pal

    The "Milk-Eyed Mender" is an allegory to God.

  12. DJ F

    Creepy but great

  13. wave ocean

    TALENTED WISH I CAN PLAY A HARP BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

  14. kimbo moruti

    If you KNX you KNX...

  15. PPplubploy

    I slept all day
    I woke with distaste
    And I railed
    And I raved
    That the difference between
    The sprout and the bean
    It is a golden ring
    It is a twisted string
    You can ask the counselor;
    And you can ask the king;
    And they'll say the same thing;
    And it's a funny thing:
    Should we go outside?
    Should we go outside?
    Should we break some bread?
    Are y'interested?
    And as I said
    I slept as though dead
    Dreaming seamless dreams of lead
    When you go away
    I am big-boned and fey
    In the dust of the day
    And in the dirt of the day
    And the danger! danger! Drawing near them was a broad boat
    And the danger! Danger! Drawing near them was a white coat
    And your water! Water! Running clear beneath a white throat
    And the hollow chatter of the talking of the Tadpoles
    Who know th'outside!
    Should we go outside?
    Do you know that side?
    Should we go outside?

  16. Adelina Ficek-Rea

    I think she is putting a spell on me

  17. Alabaster Laserblaster

    This song makes me want to play harp

  18. Kelly Jones

    I always come back to this

  19. Alan B Real

    This Woman with Eyes
    Make a Man speech less
    Wanted to Compliment
    How Gorgeous they were
    In the Sun Light
    i just did
    Perfect moment
    at the perfect Time

  20. A C

    Saw her play this live just recently!

  21. seamoan

    So much love for this song and artist

  22. seamoan

    Sproot en teh broon

  23. Chef Brett

    I have this downloaded.

  24. Silence is Golden

    Angel!!

  25. Mike Mazz

    Why isn't this on Spotify? :(

  26. Cristian Rios

    I wish this was on Spotify 😭

  27. Kris Toff

    She and her harps are such partners. A perfect duet in every song.

  28. Precious Loves Lopez

    I love this song ❤

  29. Tiffany Dame

    Extremely interesting in many ways.

  30. 7 Days at Sea

    276 people woke with distaste.

  31. Tony Cowser

    What a bizzare young lady. Bizzare, yet very appealing.

  32. Hana Phelps

    This is one of my favorite places. Where this song sends your mind just brings peace and fantasy

  33. Alan B Real

    Whats Your Story about Hip Hop

  34. drownedcreation

    I love how we're all pretending in the comments that she doesn't have the worst singing voice in human history.

  35. Radgeagainstthemachete

    Originality is rare, but she has it clubs

  36. GuruLunacy

    This was the first Joanna Newsom song I'd ever heard. Thanks to Cassie Ainsworth's (Skins UK) Myspace page <3

  37. Gage

    I remember I kept listening to this song a year ago when I was getting evicted

  38. vivi

    I slept all day
    I woke with distaste
    And I railed
    And I raved
    That the difference between
    The sprout and the bean
    It is a golden ring
    It is a twisted string

    And you can ask the counselor
    And you can ask the king
    And I'll say the same thing
    And it's a funny thing

    Should we go outside
    Should we go outside
    Should we break some bread
    Are you interested

    And as I said
    I slept as though dead
    Dreaming seamless dreams
    Of lead

    When you go away
    I am big-boned and fey
    In the dust of the day
    In the dirt of the day

    And Danger! Danger!
    Drawing near them was a white coat
    And Danger! Danger!
    Drawing near them was a broad boat
    And the water! Water!
    Running clear beneath a white throat
    And the hollow chatter of the talking of the Tadpoles

    Who know the outside
    Should we go outside
    Should we break some bread
    Are you interested

  39. Jadro Borges

    Heard this song on 120 minutes, an afternight program on Mtv that aired really good lesser known songs. It is truly a blessing to come across with such beauty ! Love from Perú.

  40. Rosie Garcia

    Because you were home

  41. Shunaji

    Some things last a long time

  42. Guy Spellman

    👏👏👏👏

  43. snoopy hotsauce

    Harp playing very pretty, but her singing is not my thing, it's like listening to Ariana grande, the pitch is too annoying it hurts my ears, but listening to her harp playing I can do that for hours, singing seriously horrible.

  44. Wolves

    Her voice is worse than your average goregrind grunter

  45. Alejandro Rojas

    the strangers

  46. alex hancock

    Sadly she was responsible for literally a million girls singing like twats at open mic nights.

  47. Harry Goodwin

    just the greatest thing ever

  48. Augustine Playpuss

    I am pretty sure she is an elf.

  49. MUYGRANDE420

    What does she mean by saying "and I railed"?

    Simulacreage

    As a verb, rail can mean to complain violently against or about something

  50. SEVEN D

    Very Talented Joanna

  51. SEVEN D

    I love this Song Really really Dig it #TheStrangers

  52. Jeff Kittell

    Is she deaf? She sounds like a muppet with a lisp.

    Jemmy Joe A-Go-Go

    Why are you here?!?

  53. Twizz The Whiz Kid

    “And it’s a funny thing”.

  54. itz ally

    The strangers confirmed.

  55. Melissa Brandt

    It sucks that this is dated at 2012, when it was actually released in 2004. What a difference it makes in understanding the essence...

    Armando Ortega

    Foo it was published in 2012 there was no youtube in 2004

  56. sidney collier

    I remember hearing this in boarders over the intercom...what an alluring story she tells...a series of stories that make your imagination wonder...Joanne is as we are truly blessed to hear her...I love all of her wonderful music!😍😄

  57. si james

    MIND SHOT...!
    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  58. DJ Herzog

    we listened to this song after having emotionally intense sex and we drifted off into oblivion

    Nebula Sky

    @DJ Herzog how ironic... this song is about abortion.

  59. Average•dizzy

    Strangers

  60. On Someone Else's Dream

    the harp looks awfully complicated

  61. HeyShayPrettyPenny

    Legend <3

  62. lilly blue

    This is a masterpiece. The music, the clip, her. Just wow

  63. Robert Williams

    I would like this song, but her voice is difficult for me to appreciate. I'm sorry, but I prefer less harsh sounding female singers.

  64. Alan B Real

    Personally think Miss Joanna was influenced by the Great Alice Coltrane

  65. Xandriane Loriega

    Oh my God. This song is perfect.

  66. Leslie Dickeyy

    Haunting

  67. Charlie L

    So this is what Samberg married

  68. Autry Bushong

    This song is creepy.

  69. cli260

    Heartbreak's go-to even if it has nothing to do with heartbreak

  70. CASH FAGNER

    1:43 Is Tamra home?

  71. spozbucket

    Joanna embodies such an esoteric all knowing presence for me and her creative force is amazing. I feel sorry for the people who will never get her work. So lovely!

    TRIPLE AAA

    spozbucket her music is creepy you could imagine this playing in like an Insidious or Conjuring movie while the demon climbs out the closet

  72. mel vincent

    so beautiful it makes my spine tingle

  73. Cadaverdog

    My Sister just got a Harp, song looks easy enough.

  74. Dany

    HELLO 2019 :)

  75. kirrrby

    The color saturation in this reminds me of the white gold/blue black dress fiasco :x

  76. neighbors on the moon

    Play this at my funeral

  77. Randy Kern

    I heard this in the strangers and thought it was some old ass 50’s record like WTF I didn’t know people even still knew how to create music Ike this, so organic

    Kitsuyuutsu R

    Randy Kern same here, I thought it was something like 70s soft rock. I’m so happy people still have some originality and creativity when it comes to music 😊

    Mark Litwa

    I went back over that movie till I figured out the hook for this. Finally found it on YouTube. This been years back. But it still has a place n my soul that will never leave.

  78. Heather ::::

    perfeição 💕🇧🇷

  79. Rudy Wilson

    sooooo original...great!

  80. Andy Witmyer

    This song and video while coming up on three tabs of acid was literally one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had. I literally wept.

    AltoonaYourPiano

    Heeeeeeyyyy! Cool seeing you here!

  81. Zodac Asar

    This song is me as a little boy playing in a window sill. Discovering books for the first time. Playing with insects in summer. Climbing a tree.

    TRIPLE AAA

    Atron 3000 you could also imagine this playing in like an Insidious or Conjuring movie while the demon climbs out the closet

  82. Anibal Osbaldo

    🌱⚘

  83. Anibal Osbaldo

    She was 22 at the time. She was born in 1982 and this song was released in 2004. 1982+22=2004.

    TRIPLE AAA

    No she was born in 1941 idiot

  84. On Someone Else's Dream

    Dark Crystal, right

  85. Humphrey

    YOU FUCKING SUCK YOURE TRASH I HATE TGIS FUCKING SHIT FUCK YOU

  86. Drew Gillespie

    My ears are bleeding she has a terrible voice

  87. blah blahblah

    Joanna just sit on this lazy susan and we'll spin you and spin you, just pretend to be playing the harp. It'll look great. :) I saw this in hackers.

  88. Louisa Cowell

    this video is so charmingly weird

  89. Chef Brett

    One of the more beautiful songs I've heard in many years. I'll be buying the album.

  90. daydrmnation

    My dad, when i lived with him as a twenty something but didn't quite connect, used to sing along to this when I'd play it... I remember him singing along outside my closed door where he sat in his living room, as a way to try to connect with me. Makes me miss him.

  91. Anthony Thompson

    Absolutely love her music!!! I was 22 I was presented with this cd and I listened to it every day at the time. Now I’m 36 laying in my bed after a long day of work followed by a shower thinking to myself “I miss that voice and music, I wonder if she’s on YouTube because my cd is long gone. Now here I am with a smile on my face writing in the comment section. Beautiful music❤️

  92. LEOL LAST NAME

    So beautiful

  93. ALBUMOF2008

    Just found out shes married to andy samberg and im like... well awesome people stick with awesome people i guess. love this song so much.

  94. 44...Traveler

    For my baby girl.. Beautiful just like you !!!

  95. frankie baxter

    this makes me want to learn to play the harp