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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  10:24:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, what are you favourite / less favourite Head Carrier lyrics ?


Her place was like an eyrie / The fall seems very scary / Her Parlor Grand / Please I wanna be in your band

Big joke or a small disaster / Iíll be the son of a son of a son of a bastard

Less favourite:

Bel Esprit / Chimpanzee

What are yours ?

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Edited by - picpic on 10/07/2016 10:24:56

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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  14:25:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was trying to think of another song that had the word chimpanzee in it the other day when listening to Bel Esprit. I couldn't think of any!

I hadn't given much thought to the lyrics yet, not like I have every other Pixies album which I've had years to obsess over.

Got to say though I love the simplicity of the lyrics in 'All I Think About Now'. I can imagine this song being on the Yellow/Orange album with Feldman on keyboards, or on Honeycomb with Charles crooning his way through it, or Pistolero in the same acoustic vein as 85 Weeks. The lyrics are so simple it would just work however it was done.

"The arc of triumph"

Edited by - pixiestu on 10/07/2016 14:54:19
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The Holiday Son
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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  23:10:24  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by pixiestu

I was trying to think of another song that had the word chimpanzee in it the other day when listening to Bel Esprit. I couldn't think of any!
"The arc of triumph"

DMV by Primus !

Oona has the best lyrics.
I also love "He toot toots when he likes the view".
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The Maharal
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Posted - 10/08/2016 :  03:11:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hey Rusty!
I'm going down the drain again
Mr Shnook ho hum
You'll know that it's me (what a line)
Are you saving it for me?
Oona, I will await disaster
Big joke or a small disaster, I'll be the son of a son of a son of a bastard
I lost my way in the Tramontane

Least favourites:
The fall seems very scary
I met this real cool dude today
On and on and on (ugh)
A bit more like a chimpanzee (this is very jarring)
All of AITAN
But I'll keep on driving, don't get mixed up in shit, you could get uded to it
The na na nas at the start of All the Saints

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Posted - 10/08/2016 :  06:24:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah, come on, the na na nas are great little touch, IMO.

My favorites are probably "Hey Rusty!..." and the alliterations BF uses on a couple of songs. "I should've shook his hand" being the one I remember most.

Bel Esprit/Chimpanzee takes me out of enjoying the song every time.
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Posted - 05/05/2017 :  10:01:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
as someone else mentioned earlier, all the lyrics can also be found here: http://herfitzpr.com/hpr.com/Pixies_Head_Carrier_Lyrics.html

not my favourite lyrics, and i'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but i noticed that the lyrics online and in the cd artwork for baal's back say: "all my love has turned back into ice".
but i believe it's actually "my tears are turning into ice".
even on the live bonus track on the japanese cd, i believe bf is singing this. so i guess the "all my love" must be old lyrics, from before the song was recorded or played live.

it's educational
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Posted - 05/05/2017 :  21:06:52  Show Profile  Visit Gramoul Zlu's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah absolutely, it is "tears" instead of "love". You can clearly hear the first "tee" part of the word in the mix, though the end is a bit blurrier.
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