"Women's Studies Victims" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
They had painted her face like a man's
Like a mental state
A sad return to the eagle-shaped mirror
I'm the kind of mannequin that cheats and
Opens its eyes to the ladies of the spread

She took me home and spit in my drink
She spoke of Jermaine Grier and freedom I don't know what to think
I took her standing in the kitchen ass against the sink
She draped me in a stole
(what kind?) I think Malaysian mink
She threw me out into the snow; I waited for the bus
Up come some values voters screaming, 'are you one of us'
I said of course man, can't you see I've got some text reconstruction?
(What does that mean?)
No clue
It must be an illicit pentagram
(What are you talking about?)
No clue

I check my shutter speed, my aperture, my domino
Can't focus, can't stop staring at the face I used to know
This life is not a prison: we are always free to go, anytime

Chinese stars, Chinese stars, Chinese stars at the rock said the rock Chinese stars

I'm trying to interface
You met me at such a dismal point on the arc
I think I understand what you were saying
About the smiles of the skulls
The spastic face was the last one
Our luck was white
I read it with my head open,
Only slightly cracked
Someone will have to close it when I'm done
Make the most out of the visuals
While walking through the woods
I noticed someone had built a house for nobody in particular

They want to destroy us
(I know)
It's time to penetrate, their fantasy

Lyrics submitted by IndieKid1977, edited by alice_d, freggay

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's "no BIRD in particular", which is the genius of it.

    Love, love, LOVE this song. This and Eluardian Instance (and Triphallus) are the best songs on Skeletal, though the whole album is brilliant and I've been listening to it for about 3 weeks straight.

    I love how it has so many different parts and they flow into each other so organically even though they sound so different. (True of both the album and Women's Studies Victims.)

    Also I think it's "syntax DEconstruction" which would go along with the pomo-speak mockery - especially because women's studies is often concerned with Barthes etc.
    roesmokeron March 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe mention of Germaine Greer is interesting, given her awful opinion of trans-gendered women, a subject near and dear to this album.
    Uncommonon August 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"...that cheats and opens its eyes"

    "then" (not and)

    "oh come some values, photos screaming, are you one of us?" (unsure about that first part)

    "of course man, can't you see i've got some text reconstruction?"

    "I'm trying to interphase"

    "while walking through the wood"
    patm718on September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Love the title of the song... It is like hehehe, feminists and their brainwashing victims.... how suspiciously evillll....
    jacobboon September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"my curse had the rawest Chinese stars"?
    badartson September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the kicked-around names for "Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider" was "Eagle-Shaped Mirror," so a "sad return to the eagle-shaped mirror" might be a reference to the same kind of sensual/sexual temptation scenario that was featured in Bunny.

    also: "Fate had painted her face like a man's mistake" maybe?
    badartson September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"here come some values voters screaming are you one of us"

    values voters...2004 election..yea. tax reconstruction? yea.
    fursoftasfuron September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHah, Friedan is from my hometown.

    Also, I think it's "I'm the kind of mannequin that cheats and opens its eyes", not "she'd send opens its eyes"
    leaflingon October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it says pants in your ass, not pentagram, lol. Who is Friedan?
    jacobboon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBetty Freidan was a feminist, activist, and writer.. Makes sense with the song. Haha. :)
    tuxedoballeron October 20, 2008   Link

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