Panda Bear - Tropic Of Cancer Lyrics




It's all in the family
And then
You sneak it all away

When they said he's ill
Laughed it off as if it's no big deal
What a joke to joke no joke

It's all in the family
And then
You sneak it all away
Sick has to eat well too
And dumb it on down

And you can't get back
You won't come back to it
You can't come back to it
And you can't get back
You won't come back
You can't come back to it
And you can't get back
You won't come back to it
You can't come back to it
And you can't get back
You won't come back
You can't come back to it

Its all in the family
And then
You sneak it all away
Sick has to eat well too

Got to like it all
Got to like what kills
It kills just to like what kills
Got to like it all

So it goes to show what
All things know just
One thing keep it live
Keep it live
Dead or alive
These guys kill to live on
And you give up on the upside
Give it up on the other side





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Panda Bear Tropic Of Cancer Comments
  1. RIGZ MOON

    Oh God, so much fuckin beauty and pain. Noah nothing quite compares to this one... Such ecstasy.

  2. Zach666Attack

    I've never had so many feelings

  3. Monsoon

    My grandma just died of cancer, can I get an F in the chat?

  4. Cameron Perry

    everybudies doing drugs

  5. 一二一踏死蚂蚂蚁

    throughout the video the little round papers fly around which is exactly what we do here ib north china at funerals (the papers represent money). as such im genuinely scared watching these little things flying right in my face. pretty sure the artist have no knowledge about this weird tradition but still

  6. Sebastian Garcia Montufar

    The trumpets in the intro always remind me of the Rohirrim arriving at the Pelennor Fields

  7. Please do not watch my channel

    TEXTURE

  8. Omar González Jordán

    Cuando busqué en internet el significado de esta canción encontré que Noah Lennox la había escrito a causa de una enfermedad de su padre (cáncer, según recuerdo. El perro representa la enfermedad en el video). Ahora que mi padre murió por una enfermedad igual de destructiva, las letras de la canción y el sample de Tchaikovski tienen todo el sentido para mí, y sí, más o menos así es sentir la muerte de un padre, así que siempre que vengo a buscar esta canción pienso en él de nuevo. Gracias Panda...

  9. Animal Collective

    Panda Bear’s new album ‘Buoys’ will be released February 8th 2019 on Domino Record Co.
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  10. Isaac Díaz

    Zading the Jasp brought me here

  11. Juliana Henriques

    this song is so beautiful...

  12. Alamo Sea Films.

    My name is noah and I'm a cancer, so... thanks.

  13. Zadeh Generous

    Giovanni Ribisi was the Director of Photography? How is this not getting more attention?

  14. Alien Unicorn

    I love you Panda Bear, Animal Collective. Thanks for all your help & hard work.

  15. Brandon Gibson

    It's all in the family
    And then
    You sneak it all away

    When they said he's ill
    Laughed it off as if it's no big deal
    What a joke to joke no joke

    It's all in the family
    And then
    You sneak it all away
    Sick has to eat well too
    And dumb it on down

    And you can't get back
    You won't come back to it
    You can't come back to it
    And you can't get back
    You won't come back
    You can't come back to it
    And you can't get back
    You won't come back to it
    You can't come back to it
    And you can't get back
    You won't come back
    You can't come back to it

    It's all in the family
    And then
    You sneak it all away
    Sick has to eat well too

    Got to like it all
    Got to like what kills
    It kills just to like what kills
    Got to like it all

    So it goes to show what
    All things know just
    One thing keep it live
    Keep it live
    Dead or alive
    These guys kill to live on
    And you give up on the upside
    Give it up on the other side

  16. Clef Airy

    Wait...Avey directed this????

  17. kiwipunch2468

    omg pas de deux!!!

  18. Nef M

    fuckin tearjerker, god

  19. smartalec 88

    Total Dream Pop.

  20. Stofado Depollo

    una de las canciones mas emotivas de panda bear y animal collective.

  21. alberts1985

    Ducktails

  22. zack snack

    Love this video

  23. Darth maul

    The only reason I came here is because TrailerPoopers made a ytp star wars were obi wan overdoses on death sticks and gets a flashback of qui gon dying with this music.

  24. Nikolie Nicolas

    one of my favorite songs in the world

  25. Wealthy Salmon

    How about Giovanni Ribisi as DP on this ? 🤔

  26. Joseph Reising

    As someone who heard and liked this song a coupld of years ago, and then just found out a family member has a very serious cancer with short prognosis - I can attest that it makes it 200x more powerful and gut wrenching in that instance

  27. sprflyenya

    that was pretty dark, brah

  28. vGxRaRe

    Why does it feel like the patterns on their outfit are looking at me?

  29. MulderItsMe85

    This song makes the world stop

  30. Mycelius TV

    Such a heavy and personal topic. This actually brought me to tears.

  31. Erika Percival

    Ineffable.

  32. Anthony Rodriguez

    pure originality pure beautiful energy

  33. Zadig The Jasp

    i love this music and the clip is just beautifull

  34. God Eater

    fucking amazing

  35. applepornography

    This video pretty much looks exactly how the song sounds.

  36. Cyn R561

    weird a little too ambient

  37. Jarol Nine

    jeebus. I though there would be references to the book. and the sand on top of a tongue is that this is a hybrid between a.c. and a.c.. yes 2 diff bands. duck. these 3 wishes are wearing thin

  38. The Quack

    absolutely love it man

  39. Invalid Number

    This deserves so much more attention

  40. Macabea Anguinus

    Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!! se alguém conseguiu ver.... quem estava na unha???? ehehehehh imagens belíssimas!!!!!!!

  41. T Minus 1

    I'm just finding panda bear 😢

  42. MariaMaria

    i want my dog back with me :'(

    we moved and we're not allowed to keep her in our flat so my dads looking after her.

    shes like a sister to me.for a dog shes so smart like she can feel your emotion. she understands body language quite well. i know its wierd saying it but if u have a dog you'd probs understand.

  43. Sebastián Hernández

    It's all in the family
    And then you sneak it all away

    When they said he's ill
    Laughed it off as if it's no big deal
    What a joke to joke, no joke

    It's all in the family
    And then you sneak it all away
    Sick has to eat well too
    And you dumb it down

    [Refrain]
    And you can't get back
    You won't come back
    You can't come back to it
    And you won't come back
    You can't come back
    You won't come back to it
    And you won't come back
    You can't come back
    You won't come back to it
    And you won't come back
    You can't come back
    You won't come back to it

    Its all in the family
    And then you sneak it all away
    Sick has to eat well too

    Got to like it all
    Got to like what kills
    It kills just to know what kills
    Got to like it all

    So it goes to show what all things know
    Just one thing keep it live
    Keep it live, dead or alive
    These guys kill to live on
    And you give up on the upside
    Give it up on the other side

    [Refrain]
    And you can't get back
    You won't come back
    You can't come back to it
    And you won't come back
    You can't come back
    You won't come back to it
    And you won't come back
    You can't come back
    You won't come back to it
    And you won't come back
    You can't come back
    You won't come back to it

  44. Max Jedwab

    Director of Photography is the brilliant actor Giovanni Ribisi, what a guy!

  45. Liv Marie

    I absolutely absolutely this song but I loved it so much more when they place it at the end of the "Smoke"off the air video. its at the very end of the video and has a different music video to go with it. it goes absolutely perfectly and more powerful than this by a long shot actually.

  46. Light Bright

    This is so very moving to me. You can't come back... so much suffering in this life and we can cry because sometimes it is feeling time, feeling time.

  47. chelsea G

    Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Grand Pas De Duex has the same (extremely similar) beginning to this song. Has anyone else encountered this, or can hear it as well?

    xanps 23

    In one interview he says this song is influenced in that song

    chelsea G

    awesome.

  48. 3rdmann

    silent midnight drives with friends through southern indiana, listening to this song and several other somber panda bear songs

  49. Helgi Kristjansson

    I think I can tell right away that the flag the bears are holding is Bjorn Copland art. It has his manipulations of the letters and his style. Really good song also

  50. RockAllHome

    Panda Bear is a very complex concept of the experience of listening music, Very nice Song!

  51. Strange Magic

    Every shot was beautiful. Amazing cinematography!

  52. Jenny von Henkelmann

    The male Enya.

    kirby e

    wow okay i feel it

  53. Karla Strahan

    Hermoso :)

  54. Rogger Escobar Correa

    Panda bear, Grizzly Bear... just a casuality?

  55. Retro Naut

    Rip panda thingy.

  56. Gab Garcia

    can i have a cancer, please?

  57. Guess Who?

    I'm going to see ac in concert in about a week I'm so excited

    Ghoulish

    Hope they're good for you. They seem pretty tired.

    Guess Who?

    +Ghoulish (BadLore) ty :)

    K. Smith

    I'm seeing Avey in April :) how was it?

  58. Tom Tarn

    Tchaikovsky & The Wizard of Oz. Book it.

    Music is from "Pas De Deux" & the melody at 3:55 is from "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

    Despina Fil

    The Nutcracker

  59. Isaac Santella

    why can't i come back?

    MrCubannn

    because you're dead

  60. Niko Robinson

    An Abby Portner clothing design and sew? Going to be fun to see these guys worldwide, I love them all.

  61. SmilesHardMB

    Beautiful beyond words, my life has been built by animal collective in the best way ever

    Jesse Espinosa

    utterly relatable

    Justin Bernstein

    MilesArdMB Yep same here.

  62. Sara Lugo

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  63. Lauren Dunn

    the music creeps me out when its like you cant come back.

    Mango The Disaster Artist

    indeed it's the weird part to me too. but I've nothing to say about it, imo it's made on purpose.

    Lauren Dunn

    For sure, I really appreciate that part now, totally adds to the vibe of the song.

    Martin Adnet

    thats the best fucking part of the song

  64. trentigalaxy

    kinda sounds doo-wop                            *perfect prom sound*                      *right?*

  65. Fire Tempered by Water

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

  66. Philip Archer

    Hilarious!

  67. FriedGold8942

    : I wish I knew what that weird poster the panda family gathers around is supposed to say.

  68. Aaron Vincent

    My new theme song

  69. Anel Alfaro

    tchaikovsky!!!!!!!

  70. S. Green

    this is like the music to a dmt trip sooo beautiful

  71. The Slumberjack

    I feel like this fits right in with the soundtrack to Wes Anderson's film The Life Aquatic

    H G

    That would be insane. I love the fit of "The Zombies - The way I feel inside" during the helicopter-crash scene. My favorite Director

  72. Chayce McClellan

    #tesselatedflorallivesmatter

  73. ando1135

    the fuck is this shit? only came here to see what it was since apple watch video on music was clearly pushing this down my throat....just noise with weird video.

    Daan Geysen

    +ando1135 haha

  74. Anna Capote

    is this video about furries?

    Jeff Lebowski

    It's about a father's death.

    Anna Capote

    yea i can totally see that now...

    Aaron Vincent

    I still haven't figured it out. I don't see a father's death. I just see people in colorful panda bear suits dancing around, then a dog is unleashed on one of them.

    Jeff Lebowski

    Check out the song lyrics.

    Retro Naut

    Panda Bears father died in 2004 of cancer, this is a more personal song by him.

  75. A-Tack

    I think this a video for furrys everywhere... just sayin...

  76. Filosofize

    This song is heart wrenching. Why?

  77. Winston Biggensworth

    Ironically I keep coming back to this.

  78. spacegoonvin

    where my cancers at

  79. Clara Pokorny

    visuals remind me of babe pig in the city, it's all so morid yet really really beautiful and poetic

  80. TrailerPoopers

    Jesus christ these visuals..so gorgeous.

    TrailerPoopers

    @vidal4life thanks man :D

    Stabby

    You're why I came here lol...

    Titan

    TrailerPoopers Obi wan overdoses.

    Joel gets bored and does a YouTube

    Holy shit you have amazing music taste

    what is the seed

    Your videos are awesome and your videos lead me to this soothing song. :)

  81. BABEROUI

    sweet sweet honey to my ears

  82. Richard Watson

    Fun to sing

  83. regan garizurieta

    the scarab

  84. Hector Hidalgo

    this is in the expanded version of beach boys pet sounds

  85. digo

    neutral milk hotel on acid

    digo

    +Alex Delarge well shit

  86. Ryan Houser

    hearing some Tchaikovsky in this

    Potting Soil

    +Ryan Houser Taken right out of Pas De Deux..

    S. Green

    +Zack Kammler that's actually the song he DID sample lol I used to cry at that part of the nutcracker when I was little, so magical and heavenly, no wonder I love this song

    P B

    +S. Green yessss 100% feeling the same way

    MulderItsMe85

    S. Green I'm so glad to hear someone else say that. My mother takes me to the Fox theater to see The Nutcracker every year, and Pas De Deux is the most profoundly beautifully made song, it makes me cry, and this song is amazing.

    Jacob Harris

    Ryan Houser definitely a lot of Tchaikovsky. Pas De Deux

  87. JD l

    I'll nominate this as the video of the year with the most colors

    Sebastian White

    What...?Sorry I like Panda Bear, but the video is just nonsense!

    Deep Learning

    Noah's dad died of brain cancer a few years ago, this is what the song and video are about

    Sebastian White

    Oh, right... thanks I hadn't realised.

    And sorry.

    Lettuce Davis

    Sebastian White actually it's inspired by that personal moment but the album is supposed to be way less personal so this song is about how disease is trying to survive the same way people are and it's a fair war.

  88. Jacopo Santoro

    Questa canzone è Bologna nella quiete di un sabato, in una tarda mattinata di fine inverno, il cielo è basso, grigio, corro a prendere la colazione, e tu mi aspetti nel nostro nido in delle Belle Arti, distesa, dolcemente frastornata. Che la vita, allora, mi stesse scorrendo impetuosa nelle vene, l'ho capito molto più tardi.

  89. TheZarconium

    I'm completely dumbfounded, and mind fucked about this...

  90. Emcee Moniker

    this sounds bradford coxy to me. yo yo yo. peace

    Benedict Donovan

    +AJ Southpaw (Mister Scripflip) funny you should say that, i read an interview with him once where he said how jealous he was of noah after person pitch came out, like he wished he could make music that good

    Emcee Moniker

    +Manny Man walkabout is tight

    Emcee Moniker

    +Manny Man but this is more beach boys than I realized. I'm befuddled at AC and Brian Wilson now

  91. ew Cash

    omg this audio visual experience is so emotional. it's so reminiscent of families with father's in this case or members lost to the police state.

  92. Goofy Goober

    oh no the tears are starting

  93. SONOFABITCH

    This fucked me up so I gave it a thumbs-up.

  94. Justin Rowles

    I wish the rest of the album was as good as Tropic of Cancer and Boys Latin. Those two are probably some of Panda Bear's best work imo

    Please do not watch my channel

    nope, mr noah's gotta beat that can't be beat, and crosswords is some hip hop flexing AIN'T FATE, JUST ME

  95. Banshee Beat

    Poor Papa Panda :( Rest in Peace

  96. Banshee Beat

    "Director of Photography Giovanni Ribisi" :O

  97. Miles Morrow

    I FUCKING LOVE ME SOME PANDA BEARS BRING IT, no teeth i hop

  98. George Texstel

    So happy this art can be seen everywhere. We used to travel far to art shows &, film festivals for a chance to see things like this.

    Anthony Rivera

    Did you just hear about the internet