Go to now, after picking the glass off the ground
Go to now, after shaking the thing for a sound
Do we see what the clock makes you do?
But I won't let this happen to you

In a town, where I lost every shirt on the fence
Go to now, I am bleeding a trail through the lens
When I'll see what the now know it's you
I was caught in the eye as you came, pulled by my name up on and through

Traveling at godspeed
Over the hills and trails
I have refused my call
Pushing my lazy sails
Into the blue flame
I want to crash here right now
The hourglass spilt its sand
If only to punish you

For listening too long to one song
Sing me Spanish techno

Go to now, after wiring the thing to explode
Wired for sound, wide awake here for days in a row
Now we see what the engine can do
And I won't let this happen to you

Traveling at godspeed
Over the hills and trails
I have refused my call
Pushing my lazy sails
Into the blue flame
I want to crash here right now
The hourglass spills its sand
If only to punish you

For listening too long to one song
Sing me Spanish techno


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  • +3
    General CommentThese lyrics look correct to me, except "For listening to the, to one sound" should be "For listening too long, to one song". From what I gather, this song is about needing a radical change in lifestyle. How many times have you thought you needed a change in your life because you're stuck in a rut and the scenery has become redundant? When he asks "Sing Me Spanish Techno", that's exactly what he wants to hear. Something completely new and foreign even, because he's been listening to one song for too long, or lived in the same place for too long, or been in an unrewarding relationship for too long ("The hourglass spills its sand If only to punish you" and "Do we see what the clock makes you do").
    "Sing Me Spanish Techno" could be titled "Fly Me To The Moon" or "Throw Me Off The Golden Gate Bridge", something crazy and new to help one escape the day-to-day routines and incessant familiarity. And it makes me jump up, flail my arms, and dance around the living room. I definitely can't help listening to this song for too long.
    tybeeson January 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsong, will you marry me?
    pumkinhedon April 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey've interviewed a.c. about these lyrics. he said something about 'spanish techno' in conversation with a friend and she said "sing me spanish techno!" he then proceeded to say the rest of the lyrics are pretty much meaningless. gotta love that.
    MovieMusic84on February 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentac and his girlfriend were talking about living in Spain and he asked her to speak spanish and she could only recall the spanish from the techno songs, and thus
    the only spanish she could repeat was by singing a spanish techno song.
    Rosalynpaigeon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh, my first New Pornographers song. I fell in love. :D Amazing...
    GollyGeeon May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSecond song of the New Pornographers I've heard, and it's my favourite!!! (Well, I really like The Bleeding Heart Show too....)
    Lost the Ploton May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that this song is basically saying 'change is good.' And is it just me or should the New Pornographers be named The Mixed Metaphors. I love the way 'lost every shirt on the fence' sounds.
    thetownhaloon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone seen the video? Hella funny, plus the guy does make a convincing drag queen.
    pumkinhedon July 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes! I've seen the video! I loved it. I loved that it was unpredictable and light-hearted. And I love drag queens.

    And to the newer NP fans: This song is good, but there are some songs that are way better. If you haven't yet, listen to Chump Change, July Jones, and Letter From an Occupant. Actually, listen to it all. Pretty much all NP is good.
    lepidoptera3on August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'travelling at God speed'
    what a great line
    deadeyeduckon September 25, 2006   Link

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