Imagination won't get moldy can't wait for time to unfold me
Then I imagine time he's got real big hands and bigger plans
From a long time ago
We already know that one of Animal Collective’s thematic elements on their new record is aging. While following the theme of aging, this line provides a more optimistic view than is seen in other songs from Centipede Hz. The focus here is not on deterioration, but on the blooming growth that accompanies time. With age comes wisdom, and David Portner notes that his ability to innovate will only strengthen as he ages, viewing the personified Father Time as a gentle giant with a master plan.
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