"Of Montreal" as written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin....
The falling freon
It's turning me on
It drips on the street
The sun cries from the heat
I love feeling beat
I'll kiss the lipstick on your teeth

Friends getting old
We all dig for gold
For crumbs and pieces
A dead mouse in the sink
It's turning me on
It's turning me on

The not-so-happy
The bass drum heavy
The photo glossy
The people pretty
Are turning me on
Are turning me on
Are turning me on
Are turning me on


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"Of Montreal" as written by Ira Gershwin George Gershwin

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    General Commentthe night so happy
    the bass drum heavy
    the photo glossy
    the people pretty

    SOOO AWESOME
    incubustableon April 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like a song someone would write while tripping off acid.
    nitemoveson June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song by The Stills. I love the line about being turned on by a dead mouse in the sink, kind of morbid but also beautiful. I'm also love the mental picture I always get about kissing lipstick on a woman's teeth.
    ironlungon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentironlung, i get the exact same image in my head of a guy kissing the lipstick off a girl's teeth. amazing imagery.
    alanna07on January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMontreal is my favourite city in the world and this song just makes me think about it and get all warm and fuzzy feeling ahah. "I love feeling beat" ... I love that line. And the stuff about the pretty people and happy nights and stuff... that's exactly what it's like in Montreal... it's so great. Yeah, awesome song.
    LolaStars&Stripeson October 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAny connection to the band Of Montreal?
    spanwayhitson December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAny connection to the band Of Montreal?
    spanwayhitson December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's just a pun...i don't think it has anything to do with 'of montreal'. this band always reminds me of the movie donnie darko...does anyone know why?
    paul_bankson December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a capturing a certain time and place. Lines like the "falling freeon" and "i love feeling beat", probably have no deeper meaning than some personal experience the writer had..so while it is exclusive in that regards, everyone has certain moments, days, weeks, years, that will always be looked back on with fondness. And if you don't, I feel sorry for you.
    SuntoryTime12on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song
    somethingintheairon February 18, 2006   Link

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