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Flume Lyrics

I am my mother's only one
It's enough

I wear my garment so it shows
Now you know

Only love is all maroon
Gluey feathers on the flume
Sky is womb and she's the moon

I am my mother on the wall
With us all

I move in water, shore to...


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    Sep 20th, 9:25pm report

    This song is certainly about a pregnancy. Perhaps a miscarriage or an abortion.

    I am my mothers only one (child)

    Move in water shore to shore (amniotic fluid)

    Wear my garment so it shows (pregnant belly)

    Love is all maroon (blood maybe a miscarriage)

    Gluey feathers on the flume (birth canal)

    Leaving Rope burns reddish rouge (blood again in underwear or perhaps umbilical cord)

    I am my mother on the wall (same genes, uterine wall)


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    Aug 10th, 2019 8:35am report

    I believe this is talking about (life) nothing specific or an event. Think about it it’s not just one meaning...


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    Oct 28th, 2012 10:10pm report

    Flume - the title - is a word with a meaning not very common? Had to check it out in the dictionary. In the song you see "gluey feathers on the flume".
    Maroon is a dark brown red colour? The text states: "Only love is all maroon". True or not true?

    And one more sentence:
    "Sky is a womb and she is the moon" which refers less to school knowledge and more to the truth of dreams and the patterns of subconsciousness.

    In an interview Justin Vernon expressed the special importance of this song connected to dream spheres connected to him.

    Mother and son and womb and flume and water and the moon in the sky which is mother? Remember the Salvador Dalí painting?

    The maroon colour´s burnig rope´s reddish rouge or lapping lakes like leary loons leaving might give an idea what it is about?

    The mesmerizing music of word clusters matching the music is originating from the old fashioned romantic campfire guitar touching the new age synthesizer´s sphere depicting a Sound-Mandala of marooned aspects of love.


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    May 20th, 2011 5:11pm report

    i think he's talking about being trapped, deserted. ("maroon")

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