14 cheerleader cold front
put your nose beyond
Creeping boys in alleys
find them when your gone

Stick close to locker rooms
and wavy clothes to wear
You will hold them dear
to something queer and stare

16 used companions
have nowhere to stay
Give them access to parking spaces
no coin meters there

Stick close to locker rooms
and wavy clothes to wear
You will hold them dear
to something queer and stare
You will hold them dear
to something queer and stare



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    General CommentI think this song is beautiful. According to the "official" Bob Pollard/GBV "biography" by Jim Greer, while the lyrics themselves don't have any deep meaning, the title came from a high school sports title (the actual high school and sport evade me, as I have returned my copy of the book to the person who lent it to me - GBV fans return things that are lent to them, darn it) that Bob and Tobin Sprout attended in which, during halftime, a line of 14 cheerleaders came forth, looking about as bored as can be.

    "Look," either Bob or Tobin said (obviously, I'm not a very good storyteller - maybe you should buy the book yourself), "a fourteen cheerleader cold front."

    Afterward, when Bob came across Toby playing a particular melody on a guitar, Bob began to write the lyrics to 14 Cheerleader Cold Front to it.

    Or so the story goes, anyway
    SullivanSmithon July 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's "Youth's Companions," not "used companions."
    kagion January 30, 2010   Link

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