"Best Friend's Arm" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
??? liar
(I can see, I can see, I can see, I can see)
???? ah come on, let's go
(I can see, I can see, I can see, I can see)
Yeah baby I've lost ???
(I can see, I can see, I can see, I can see)
Everybody looks like
(I can see, I can see, I can see, I can see)
When you lay that down
With an eight-eight track, everybody laughs
But they don't know what you're sayin'
(I can see, I can see, I can see, I can see)
??? I guess if not...
(I can see, I can see, I can see, I can see)
Keep it under your best friend's arms [x9]
Keep it under

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"Best Friends Arm" as written by Stephen Malkmus


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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on wowee zowee
    fatkid1041on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me smile. The jubilant babbling and the way the drum beat comes in at the beginning ("One, two, three, four!") are just awesome.

    Keep it under your best friend's arm.
    quixyon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really wish someone could figure out what the lyrics to this are :( I don't think Malkmus even remembers, though. Also, there's a live version of it, a much slower and less hectic version at that, but the lyrics he sings in that are clearly being made up on the spot and sound nothing like the fragments I can understand in the original version :( I guess the world will just never know what's really said on the original version of this fabulous song
    jakeyifoshoon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite tracks on Wowee Zowee.I love how this song makes completely no sense (or does it?) yet still sounds so damn good.
    gravearchitectureon July 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentha ha, fatkid1041, +10 for effort.

    pretty sure the last set of ???s should be "have you got a little
    space for JBLs." That's all I've got. Good luck.
    artsluton July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is song is so much fun, but I don't think the lyrics mean anything in particular. My understanding is that is the case with all Pavement lyrics.
    boda78on April 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant malkmus babbling ::

    broken alleys just seem to hit me sideways. in the carpet there are rats.
    and mt. holyoke is my favorite feminine college, i hope that you like it better than me!

    petecitieson July 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsmack dab in the middle of 'wowee zowee' the most important track, 'keep this record secret to all but your best friend' pavement doesn't want to succumb to the success they are experiencing or they would have made 'BTC' after 'CRCR'. the final lyrics from 'extraditon' are "saw you curl" suggesting pavement fans are cringing at the first nine tracks, while the first lines of 'grave architecture' are "come on in" if you like what you hear you are welcome to enjoy 25 minutes or so more of alt pop bliss.
    JJavitzon May 17, 2013   Link

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