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    A brain teaser for native English speakers

    or whoever is willing to lend a hand.
    Listen and Download Misophone - Nothing Down There but Trees Mp3

    A group of people could only make out this gobbledygook out of this
    piece of music. They say even the natives weren’t very much help.
    I wonder if this forum’s natives could be.
    So far it’s a complete gibberish, I know that.
    It’s just a frame to stick the real words to if there are real words at all. )))


    Time has up and risen slowly,
    Finally gone and left ___________
    _____teach answers to certain holy (…absurd and holy)
    Jesus son on darker room

    Sickly sap sun soap sud clouds
    Gather hopelessly around,
    Darkly darken early hunter
    Traps the air with wakeless sound

    What if then he? ( What if (m)any is the answer?)
    Here's the answer,
    This since you're going to spend
    So the seas which spring and dance it / lit (Sow the seeds…)
    In the growing round you, pet

    Give me children or indeed
    Nothing will I give to thee
    Devil gathered, ghost of ruthless, (Devil gatherth…)
    Grasp and feel I'm flow and flee

    Cross the island to see the corner ( ‘Cross the isle to see the corner)
    Of your lips forand rise ( Of your lips fall and rise)
    Sounds to be rise and _____________ (Sauntering, rising…
    _______Island __________
    Nothing to prick In our pregnant task (?) ( …another break of tide)
    Love to hear _____________ (Laughter cures the winter)
    Loving _________________ and grey / grave (…eyes of grey )
    Love within them pass away ( Love does end and pass away)

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    This is what I got, although it doesn't seem to be much more complete or make much more sense than what you have...

    Time has up and risen slowly,
    Finite ____ and left hand low
    Vantage points absurd and holy
    Sees our son and all the moon

    Sickly sap sun soap sud clouds
    Gather hopelessly around,
    Darkly darken hear the ____
    Traps the air with weightless sound

    What if any
    Is the answer,
    This ________________ spend
    So the seeds which spring and dance lit
    In the growing round, repent(?)

    Give me children or indeed
    Nothing will I give to thee
    Table gathered, ghosts were breathless
    Grasp and feel I'm flowing free

    Cross the island to see the corner
    Of your lips fall and rise
    Sauntering rise and then intone(?)
    Though benign and resign?
    Flatten and breaking at the break of time
    Laughter cures the winter
    Roll the bones and eyes of grey
    Laughter's end and pass away
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    Alex!! Dude!! Could you pick a harder song? Maybe if you got drunk or stoned you could figure this one out? Oh, I know.. we could ask Miley the next time she's smoking some of that salvia stuff!

    If you fast forward to 3:28 you can hear this section a little clearer... it sounds more like...

    Give me children or indeed
    Nothing will I give to thee
    Table gathered, ghosts were breathless
    Grasp and feel and flow and flee
    I only speak two languages, English and bad English.
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    hear the answer
    weightless ground?

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    Thanks to all of you. At least there were some words that I heard right.
    Knowing that you guys don’t get it either is a great relief for me.
    Jazz, you’ll be surprised to know that your words:
    “Maybe if you got drunk or stoned you could figure this one out?” almost word for word correspond to the well known Russian colloquial expression Без бутылки не разберёшься!”
    So East and West aren’t that far from each other after all.


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    So East and West aren’t that far from each other after all
    Yeah, a bottle is a bridge )
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    Fox dude, your secret identity has long been no secret to me.

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    Oh, man! That's not a secret at all... And I didn't even doubt in your aptitude, mister Holmes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck View Post
    This is what I got, although it doesn't seem to be much more complete or make much more sense than what you have...

    Time has up and risen slowly,
    Finite ____ and left hand low
    Vantage points absurd and holy
    Sees our son and all the moon

    Sickly sap sun soap sud clouds
    Gather hopelessly around,
    Darkly darken hear the ____
    Traps the air with weightless sound

    What if any
    Is the answer,
    This ________________ spend
    So the seeds which spring and dance lit
    In the growing round, repent(?)

    Give me children or indeed
    Nothing will I give to thee
    Table gathered, ghosts were breathless
    Grasp and feel I'm flowing free

    Cross the island to see the corner
    Of your lips fall and rise
    Sauntering rise and then intone(?)
    Though benign and resign?
    Flatten and breaking at the break of time
    Laughter cures the winter
    Roll the bones and eyes of grey
    Laughter's end and pass away
    A few things I hear differently:

    Time has up and risen slowly,
    Finally gone and left hand low
    Vantage points absurd and holy
    Sees her son and all below

    Sickly sap sun soap sud clouds
    Gather hopelessly around,
    Darkly darken hear the hunter
    Traps the air with weightless sound

    What if any
    Is the answer,
    For this sin to go unspent
    Sow the seeds which spring and dance lit (No real difference between so and sow, but sow seems to make more sense)
    In the growing ground, repent

    Give me children or indeed
    Nothing will I give to thee
    Table gathered, ghosts were breathless
    Grasp and fail and flow and flee

    Mostly I long to see the corner,
    Of your lips, fall and rise
    Sauntering rise and then in time
    Though benign and resign?
    If that didn't break-in at the break of tides
    Laughter cures the winter
    Rolling bones and eyes of grey
    Laughter's end and pass away

    Not sure about some of them, though.

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    Your version definitely seems to fit with the lyrics better than mine, listening back to the song. (And you're right about "sow", I failed to notice that lol)
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    Here’s what later surfaced as the original. I can’t help but notice what seem to be typos, but
    who’s to say what’s right or wrong these days, what with all our modern ideas and…

    I can’t wrap my mind around, though, how you guys could manage to hear this almost word for word, assuming it’s impossible to understand what it is all about even now with all the words here, on paper.


    Time has up and risen slowly
    Finite lorn and left hand low
    Vantage point absurd and holy
    See-saw sun and all below
    Sickly sap sun soap sud clouds
    Gather hopelessly all around
    The darkly darkened hill a yonder
    Traps the air with weightless sound
    And what if any is the answer
    For this sin to go unspent
    Sow the seeds which spring and dance there
    In the growing ground repent
    Give me children or indeed
    Nothing will i give to thee
    Table gathered ghost will breathless
    Grasp and fail and flow and flee
    Mostly i long to see the corners
    Of your lips fall and rise
    Sauntering rising and in time
    Though begign and resgned
    Inverting and breaking like the break of tides
    And laghter cures the winter
    Rolling bones and eyes of grey
    Laughters end and pass away

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    To be honest, I did have to listen to it about twenty times before I got what I had.

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