"Broken Face" as written by and Charles Thompson....
I got a broken face
I got a
I got a broken face
Uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, ooo
I got a broken face
I got a broken face
I got a broken face

There was this boy who had two
Children with his sisters
They were his daughters
They were his favorite lovers

I got no lips, I got no tongue
Whatever I say is only spit
I got no lips, I got no tongue

I got a broken face, uh-hu, uh-hu
I got a broken face

There was this man who snapped his poke
In little pieces
And then they drilled holes
And then they put 'em back in there

I got no lips, I got no tongue
Whatever I say is only spit
I got no lips, I got no tongue

I got a broken face
Uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, uh-hu, ooo
I got a broken face

The little thing who does my laundry
Speaks no English
But if you saw her
You'd say "isn't she lovely"

I got no lips, I got no tongue
Whatever I say is only spit
I got no lips, I got no tongue


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"Broken Face" as written by Charles Thompson

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  • +3
    General Commentinsest, the game the whole family can play
    paranoidpanda69on February 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about incest and the deformities it produces. nimrods son is also about incest
    oidimedon April 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIncest is the best; so put your cousin to the test!
    PoopieDeLoopieon February 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDo you think Frank Black had a fascination with incest....anybody?
    sammyramoneon December 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont think charles was 'into' incest more than he just had an honest and somewhat bizarre fascination with it and other darker themes found in the bible. i mean for real, there are so many pixies songs with biblical references, the most obvious being "dead". if you get a chance to watch the new dvd that came out, he talks about his childhood fascinations about the bible and 'sin' in the documentary section. anyways, great song from an amazing album
    mr.von March 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"They were his daughters, they were his favourite lovers"
    The incest is obvious, but here it sounds like "this boy" is sexually abusing his children.

    "There was this man who snapped his brain in little pieces
    And then he drove holes, and then he put 'em back in there"
    ..."Drove holes" is just an interesting way of saying it. "Put 'em back in there", referring to the place he keeps his abused children.

    "The little thing who does my laundry, speaks no English"
    Sounds like someone who was enslaved from birth.

    "But if you saw her, you'd say 'Hey isn't she lovely?'"
    IF you saw her.

    This is a scary interpretation but it makes sense to me.
    sf17kon June 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningoh my golly-- black francis had too much time on his hands but couldn't speak proper Spanish nor English. all his words are retarded to the point where the bassist mrs j murphy packed her stuff and jumped ship. saying this and most pixies songs are biblically referenced doesn't give them credit because the bible is just as unintelligible as a pixies lyric. or more so.
    ride the tiger down to river Euphrates, surfa rosa.
    exobscuraon February 04, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, most Pixies songs don't make any sense, but this one is plum loco, though I still adore it.
    Master_Bateson June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song that has a lot of memories
    StAtEhOsPiTaLon September 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha...how do you correct the lyrics on here??

    It's "The little thing who does my laundry, speaks no english "

    and

    "There was this man who snapped his brain in little pieces
    And then he drove holes, and then he put 'em back in there"

    Oh my golly
    HoldMyBoneson March 29, 2003   Link

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