Anna's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees, trees
Shortly after the release of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Puncture Magazine had a cover story on Neutral Milk Hotel. In it Mangum told of the influence on the record of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. He explained that shortly after releasing On Avery Island, he read the book for the first time, and found himself completely overwhelmed with sadness and grief.
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