"Silver" as written by Kim Deal and Charles Thompson....
In this land of strangers
There are dangers
There are sorrows
I can't see this lady
It is shady
I am leavin' tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow

Even there's a reason
It's silver
It's gone
In this land of strangers
There are dangers
There are sorrows
Sorrows
Sorrows
Sorrows
Sorrows
Sorrows
Sorrows


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"Silver" as written by Charles Thompson Kim Deal

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    General CommentI wouldn't exactly suggest making it a college class, but I think it would be cool if there were people devoted to interpreting what exactly is happening in songs like this one. From a philosophic perspective, what exactly is likeable about a gutiar that sounds like it's being played on a rainy day in a barn, mixing with this big drum beat, mixed with these people's weary, jaded voices altogether make? There's something going on with the Pixies, something they are trying to say, intentionally sad and desparing. I don't know what it is, but I think this sounds of this song influences the sounds of the 90's. Not to try to deconstruct the sounds of other bands into being influenced by the Pixies, but I am curious to what feeling the Pixies are creating and what kind of feeling that would leave other bands wanting to feel like. It's no so much that other bands are unoriginal by this kind of offbeat country, weary voiced sound, but it's that they connect with the pixies music and want to recreate the feeling or emotion of the song. "Hey we are not trying to be like the Pixies, we just feel like the pixies, therefore our music may sound similar." Therefore what is the feeling and meaning of the Pixies sound that was so contagious to music.

    One of the problems I have with listening to music is that there isn't much dialouge to why we feel the way we do when we listen to it. Why do I like the Pixies? It's much more than a like, there's something that connects in the heart with the sounds of the music. Normally we like things that make us happy, I do not think the Pixies make me happy, rather they can at time reinforce any numbness that I feel in life. So it's like having a conversation with somebody frustrated with life.

    I assume that Rolling Stone, SPIN, AP and other music magazines were origianlly the people who explained what and how the music was making us feel and why we feel a certain way when we feel it. However, there is no dialouge of how music makes us feel and why we feel it. At least, I don't think there is, and I would desire an outlet or at least other people telling us why my soul feels a way whenever you hear the big "BOOM" in "Silver."
    Soundboyon November 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIMHO this song is about the use of heroin:
    -Silver as in the Alu-foil used for 'chasing the dragon'.

    - You can't trust anyone in that scene, as they are all junkies and out for themselves.

    - Most junkies want to quit (I'm leaving tomorrow), but not right away.

    Please correct me if I am wrong..
    McPhlipon November 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttheir voices are so haunting on this one i get shivers when ever i listen to it,i love the pixies.
    and yes this makes sence.
    eshtaryuson April 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Just discovered the Pixies, can't believe how awesome they are.
    Child Of Musicon July 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a breather. I think it's an awesome song. I love the western sound
    CosmicWolfyon May 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song too, in fact I think it fits in very well with the rest of the album.
    Songmeaningsuseron July 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe scary thing about this song is sometimes I have a hard time telling Kim from Frank.
    KobayashiJTon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this track, partly because i know Gouge Away is next.
    express weldingon October 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes sense
    Mirzaon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song doesn't blend well with the rest of the album to me. Kim's junkie tales have gotten better though, check out Title TK for some good examples.
    lactosefreemanon June 20, 2005   Link

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