Anthony Llyod cops horse like a reporter
a two hour plane trip from his life's work
his most important story sound is faster in water than
it is in air
a hydrophone will let you know faster that your
grandma and your niece are shot dead
there's a call at tonite's last hour
a bitter pill you've got to swallow it unravels like an
affair your only chance to leave BOOGIE TOWN
all my life in the pink city


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    General CommentThe two-part Ten In The Swear Jar version of this song has a lot more insight on the meaning. It is also about a failed relationship the he knew wouldn't last, perhaps hinting at the horrible trip to India he had with his former girlfriend, since there is a city in India called Pink City.
    Grey_Ghoston July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti totally understand where you're coming from when you say you can't understand what he's saying. i've been listening to both xitsj and xiu xiu forever now and oddly only a day ago realized this and hot karl have the same lyrics, though hot karl is WAAAAAAAAY easier to access and really feel, however its also a great stepping stone for getting into pink city if you don't already.
    mattius6on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it was his fiance, not just girlfriend

    "R.C. - Too bad. What is your worst vacation ever?
    J.S. -AHHH! ....let's see.. it was kind of complicated in terms of what made it the worst because aspects of it were the best vacation ever too.I took a trip to India after I graduated college, but the person I went with was someone who I was dating. It turned out that I realized during the trip very clearly that it I was no longer to be dating. That made it incredibly miserable for a majority of the trip. And then, because it was India, every once in a while you'd see something that blew your mind and was the most beautiful and astonishing thing on the entire planet. It was very confusing. But it sucked. Largely.
    R.C. - So you got there and then realized what?
    J.S. - She just had super incredibly, inflexible culture shock, which led to her being a complete maniac and freak the entire time. Just really mean and shortsighted and eurocentric and unbearably difficult. She was kind of like that anyway, she just made it much more clear. And we were engaged. She had a lot of absurd ideas about what our married life would be like . It just got to be bad news. But again, interspused with some of the most exciting wonderful things on earth. It was odd.
    R.C. - Well it seems like it would be good to have such a strange...
    J.S. - ...yeah, for sure. I guess looking back on it, it was an intense trip. Maybe not the worst, but certainly the most intense."

    radcompany.net/Storys/NewsStorys/XiuXiu/…
    ilikefuzzyon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it was his fiance, not just girlfriend

    "R.C. - Too bad. What is your worst vacation ever?
    J.S. -AHHH! ....let's see.. it was kind of complicated in terms of what made it the worst because aspects of it were the best vacation ever too.I took a trip to India after I graduated college, but the person I went with was someone who I was dating. It turned out that I realized during the trip very clearly that it I was no longer to be dating. That made it incredibly miserable for a majority of the trip. And then, because it was India, every once in a while you'd see something that blew your mind and was the most beautiful and astonishing thing on the entire planet. It was very confusing. But it sucked. Largely.
    R.C. - So you got there and then realized what?
    J.S. - She just had super incredibly, inflexible culture shock, which led to her being a complete maniac and freak the entire time. Just really mean and shortsighted and eurocentric and unbearably difficult. She was kind of like that anyway, she just made it much more clear. And we were engaged. She had a lot of absurd ideas about what our married life would be like . It just got to be bad news. But again, interspused with some of the most exciting wonderful things on earth. It was odd.
    R.C. - Well it seems like it would be good to have such a strange...
    J.S. - ...yeah, for sure. I guess looking back on it, it was an intense trip. Maybe not the worst, but certainly the most intense."

    radcompany.net/Storys/NewsStorys/XiuXiu/…
    ilikefuzzyon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree, you can't hear a thing :-\
    Lilly161on October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwho is anthony lloyd?
    billythecrashsxckeron July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    Coowon October 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentchorus is great. i dont like this song so much cause i can barely hear jamie singing
    Cygnus...Vismundon June 22, 2005   Link

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