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There isn't much that I feel I need
A solid soul and the blood I bleed
But with a little girl, and by my spouse,
I only want a proper house
I don't care for fancy things
Or to take part in the freshest wave,
But to provide for mine who ask
I will, with heart, on my father's grave
On my father's grave
(On your father's grave)
I don't mean to seem like I
Care about material things,
Like a social status,
I just want
Four walls and adobe slabs
For my girls
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"My Girls" is a song by Animal Collective, released as the first single from their critically acclaimed 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion. It was released on March 23, 2009 by Domino Records as a promo CD only. During the tours of 2007 and 2008 the song was known as "House."
Panda Bear explained to Clash that lyrically the song is about his "desire on a basic level to own my own place and kind of provide a safe house for my family and the people I care about."
The song partly resembles a seminal piece of early house music, "Your Love," by Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle.
"My Girls" was named the #1 Song of 2009 by Pitchfork Media. In 2009, Pitchfork listed the song at #9 of their Top 500 Tracks of the 2000's. NME named "My Girls" the 5th best song of 2009.
A promotional music video was created, showing the three members who worked on the album performing the song with samplers and synthesizers. The video was animated by Jon Vermilyea, whose illustrations were used in the artwork for the band's live compilation Animal Crack Box. Only Avey Tare and Panda Bear's lips and Geologist's caving headlamp can be seen, with complete black bodies in colored scenarios, eventually becoming green and melting at the end of the video.
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