"Karen Revisited" as written by Kim Gordon, Thurston Joseph Moore, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Jim O'rourke....
Heard your name the other day
It's been a long, long time
Ancient history, some would say
Another state of mind
You smell of memory
Felt-tipped electric child

She takes a plastic pill
She plays the weatherman
She screams "Religion kills
More than it saves you, man"
She painted filigrees
She was the acid queen
She claims society
Is just a fever dream

Now you live in the trees and salty seas
Trippin' out in the blue skies
You shut the door on everything
Too busy getting high
And me, just another dream theory
Lost inside your eyes

She's not in your history books
Lost her mind and kept her looks
Down beneath the radar screen
She's lit up like gasoline
Been through a million kix
Looking for the one that sticks
Never would've known it then
I might not see her again

Top hats and tails for thrills
Red lips and famous hands
Sidelong and glancing still
In tiny dancer land

We kissed
Time slipped
Hard edged
Tight lipped
See you
Some time
Ask me if I care

Karen
Miss communication
Karen
Karen


Lyrics submitted by SmackMasterPhillips

"Karen Revisited" as written by Kim Gordon Jim O'rourke

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    General Commentawesome, awesome, awesome song, best on murray street I think. the lyrics are obvious enough, he's remembering this girl he knew whose all fucked up from drugs
    SmackMasterPhillipson November 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree, best song on murray street. i'm surprised more people haven't commented.

    it's just so epic!
    olivicuson July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentConnection to "Karen Coltrane" from A Thousand Leaves perhaps?
    scrimshawon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest sonic youth song ever. it's lee remembering an old girlfriend strung out on acid. woo!
    Treefingeron September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha this song is just fucking ace, i have heard a fair few sonic youth songs, most suck, but this one really stands out, this and dirty boots. rock on!
    lennon18on September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat a coda!
    wiggy52on October 02, 2009   Link

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