"Paper Cup Exit" as written by and Kim Gordon Thurston Moore....
Skimmin' the tops of tall trees
Through the clear light of free speech
A sudden memory disease
Claims the air all around me

I'm gettin' lost in the slipstream
Maybe relive the same dream
Of comin' in from the cold
And losin' half of my soul

Memory disease
Across United States

That I had told the truth
Feel so high
Architectural
I look to the skies
To see our bodies
They were rising up
Out of the paper cup

A sea change is due
I don't seem to (?) you
Touchdown on the new Mason-Dixon
Line-up map was ripped and torn
Jilted frame with all hope gone
And I don't mind if you sing a different song
Sing a different song
Just as long as you sing
Sing along

It's later than it seems [x3]
Time everyone came down(?)
It's what you didn't say it's what you didn't say
Don't wanna be a slave
It's what you didn't

Skimmin' the tops of tall trees
Through the clear light of free speech
I'm comin' in for a landing
I've got a solid standing
It all comes down to a word
It's just like nothin' I heard
Over the rainbow in time
Will be one hell of a climb
Eye lights bright
The lights sweep high clear sky
Sky
Reminiscent
Of money in your eye
Unwind

I don't mind if you sing a different song
Sing a different song
Just as long as you sing
Sing along
It's later than it seems
It's later than it seems
It's later than it seems

New ears are listening
It's what you didn't say
It's what you didn't say
Don't wanna be a slave
It's what you didn't say
Nothing to give away


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"Paper Cup Exit" as written by Lee Orourke Kim Gordon

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    General Commentwhen i saw them last summer, they said this song was about George W. Bush - which makes sense.
    CB the PBon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRight after he says "unwind", he says something that I can't quite understand. I have a vague idea of what it may be, but I'm not sure. If anyone has any idea of what he's saying, it would be appreciated.
    bee63388on April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe says "Saturnalia" after unwind. I'd imagine he's talking about the Roman festival that usually turned into an orgy, rather than the fairly bad short novel of the same name.
    realitysoldieron July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics of this song, and the song itself. It's so poetic.
    cloudgirlon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "i've got a sole/soul understanding".
    loudenupnowon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso, after Lee says "a Sea Change is due" the next line is "idols in fescue"
    realitysoldieron March 18, 2009   Link

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