"In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" is nothing less then sheer joy made into music - joy in the simple act of being. Its lyrics describe how, even if we're all going to die someday, there's too much to love in this world to let that one thing get us down.
And one day we will die And our ashes will fly From the aeroplane over the sea But for now we are young Let us lay in the sun And count every beautiful thing we can see Love to be In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me
"The King of Carrot Flowers pt 1" seems to be about falling in love with someone whose parents are violent toward each other. Despite the darkness of that, the beautiful melody and the occasional interjection of truly sweet sentiments give the song a sense of hope.