"No Tan Lines" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
Deviances anticipated
Triple-X or at least R-rated
San Tropez the middle of May
There's no tan lines tonight
No tan lines tonight,
But trench it
Rev it
It's time to shit
Spit in the sauna
Will be come close
With you, aww yeah

Princess with a cold killer instinct
Winked at me from across the ice rink
Leather uppers soft for the spins
But she gives it away without a rest
Language barrier in the motherland
Language barrier in the Pathan grain
Yeah, aww yeah
You will be my candy striper
Junior Leaguer
Bedpan wiper
Convalescent enema essence
I live to be gray, I live to be gray!

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"No Tan Lines" as written by Stephen Malkmus


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    General CommentAgreed, quite awesome. The song rides an off-kilter, Bo Diddley-gone-surfing beat and explodes into these clean guitar solos full of crazy tremolos and bursts of drum fills.

    It's start out kind of horny, with the hook-up in the Riviera. Then, somehow it moves into, what I think is a sexual come-on made by an ice dancer. Next it is revealed that the woman might be Pathan, which is another word for Pashtun, the ethnic people from Afghanistan. The last verse, seems to be a cheerful account of how the woman will attend to the singer's convalescent needs when he can't wipe his own @$$ and smells like crap.

    Yup, it's a Pavement song.
    supposablethumbson January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so great.
    westing202on October 12, 2008   Link

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