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song oracle
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  05:46:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's random song of the day is Cactus.

What do you think of it?

lyrics
Sitting here, wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore
I'd put it on when I go lonely
Will you take off your dress and send it to me?

I miss your kissing and I miss your head
And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead
Run outside in the desert heat
Make your dress all wet and send it to me

I miss your soup and I miss your bread
And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead
So spill your breakfast and drip your wine
Just wear that dress when you dine

P I X I E S

Sitting here, wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore
Bloody your hands on a cactus tree
Wipe it on your dress and send it to me

Sitting here, wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore

ccuadros
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Chile
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  06:24:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of the best songs of Pixies, I like when Frank says "Wipe it on your dress and send it to me
..."....ummmm :P

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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  07:23:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great simple short song. Probably finishes the most amazing song row ever.


Caminar sobre las hojas del otoño es romántico y resbaladizo
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Surfer Rosa
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  07:50:38  Show Profile  Visit Surfer Rosa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One of the sexiest Pixies songs in my humble opinion.



I thought I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it was
just some b*stard with a torch, bringing me more work.
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illusion dog
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  08:02:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He's sitting on the cement floor in a basement, with candles and such, doing a ritual to curse the girl. He gets half way through and realizes he doesn't have a personal item for the curse to work. He needs her bloody, sweaty, food-stained dress.

Okay, I know that doesn't conform to all the lyrics. It's really a song about longing. But I can't shake that image when I hear the song.
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Surfer Rosa
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  08:04:16  Show Profile  Visit Surfer Rosa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And you don't find that sexy?




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Black_francis_
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  08:54:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i like the way it never goes into a chorus even though it feels like it will :)
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  09:41:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love this song, the way he sings it, this is my favourite part "Bloody your hands on a cactus tree,
Wipe it on your dress and send it to me", it´s fabulous!
I can understand why Bowie liked it too...he has good taste!


Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a pena
Se a alma não é pequena.
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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  12:19:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Black_francis_

i like the way it never goes into a chorus even though it feels like it will :)


Absolutely right!!! I forgot to say that. Or was unable to express.
Thanks!!!


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ElevatorLady
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  12:49:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What I really like about this song is the lyrics. It's like a love song, but then it has to be the most original love song ever. So real.

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Jettison
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  13:40:42  Show Profile  Visit Jettison's Homepage  Reply with Quote
one can't deny the resemblance to t-rex's 'the groover'.

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Triakel
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  13:54:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe not just sexy, but *sensual*. It evokes all the senses, yet takes place in a barren place. First time I heard "Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim," the song stuck out. It might be the prettiest song on the album. I guess "Where Is My Mind?" is the most profound.
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The Holiday Son
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France
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  13:55:25  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage  Reply with Quote
brilliant brilliant brilliant.
I love the lyrics, I love the riff, I love the vocals.
Surfer Rosa's top 3.
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TameReg
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  14:48:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Such a simple song, and yet so good. I wish it wasn't followed up by Tony's Theme. It almost ruins it.
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frank black conspiracy
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Posted - 11/29/2004 :  17:19:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep one sexy tune from Frank. Brings images to me of a sexy Spanish woman, sweating under a burning sun...sexy.
And in my thoughts her dress is always red.


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Lex
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Posted - 11/30/2004 :  01:07:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Horny song my favorite I think?.........if they didn't play it live I'd feel let down.

I was so pleased when he played it with the Catholics.......but to see it played once again with the Pixies......just BIG SMILE......and horn!!!!!

The version on the French DVD is one of the best ever......wish I'd been there!!!

"wipe it on your dress and send it to me"
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vilainde
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Niue
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Posted - 11/30/2004 :  01:59:03  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just got the latest Bowie DVD for my birthday and Cactus is on it. I thought it was cool. And Gail Ann Dorsey is as pretty as Kim, though they have nothing in common.


Denis

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gboy
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  05:49:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Definetly one of my favs from surfa, cactus is class its one of the more casual pixies songs and the lyrics are tremendous as is kims vocals too. I like bowies version too! not as much as the origional and forever best.
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Antoinette
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  06:16:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a prison letter, right?
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Adam
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USA
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  09:39:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great song. Has always been one of my top five Pixies songs.

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VoVat
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USA
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  18:57:23  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
It's a prison letter, right?


Yeah, I'm pretty sure I've seen it described as a letter from a guy in prison to his girlfriend.



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freakin phreak
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  21:18:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i love it. its such a mellowed out song with alot of feeling to it. the lyrics are great and i love the crunching guitar riffs.
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