[Thurston]

I just come by to run you over
I just come by to see you quiver
You can come, you can slip inside, babe
Killer eyes and a burning heart, babe

Don't you know you need no other
I'm the man who loves your mother

Open up your arms to me, girl
Let me feel your wild heart beat, girl
Sweet lips, flowers and cream
Deep in love, surrender pink steam

Deep in love, you need no other
Deep in love, your lonely lover

I feel your wild heart beat
Lonely lover
Open up to me
Lonely mother
Your sweet lips are mine
like flowers and cream
Killer, killer eyes
surrender pink steam


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    General Commentpink steam is easily my favourite sonic youth song~
    the first few notes that thurston plays are so delicate..then it all grows into something unexplainable.

    Open up your arms to me, girl
    Let me feel your wild heart beat, girl
    Sweet lips, flowers and cream
    Deep in love, surrender pink steam

    seems to be about the relationship before the woman in the song became a mother..
    like its describing how the couple were when they were younger..
    the guy is trying to convince her to open up to him.

    then it changes to present tence where he's now trying to convince his daughter that he still loves his wife..

    i dunno >__<

    but other than that...(if there were no vocals throughout the entire song) it sounds like sex in the form of music~

    i wish i knew what pink steam was.. or if its a reference to someone..
    kenoSYon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen this song kicks in, it's one of the trully great sonic youth songs... Dark, brooding and menacing, like the lost brother from the Bad Moon Rising or Sister periods that has finally been found again... Kick Ass
    Daydream_Nationon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a hot song
    soundofviolenceon September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^I second that. ^
    sugaroton January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is about a man who has a crash with his step-daughter--"i'm the man who loves your mother"... and gets confused...
    amazing song
    wilinoon May 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. :]
    "see you quiver", "you can come", "sweet lips are mine", "surrender"..
    pretty obvious. :P
    meg;on July 06, 2008   Link

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