"Space (I Believe In)" as written by and Campbell/whitehead....
We needed something to move and fill up the space
We needed something this always is just the case
Jefrey with one F, Jefrey took up his place
Sat on a carpet and with tablas in hand took up the chase

Jefrey with one F, Jefrey
Now it occurred to me as he drove away
D = are x T

Spacious
He's so spacious
Space
I believe in space

Jefrey with one F, Jefrey
Now I'm going to sing the 'Perry Mason theme'

He's so spacious
Spacious
He's so spacious
He's so spacious

Jefrey with one F, Jefrey
Jefrey with one F, Jefrey
Jefrey with one F, one F


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"Space" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General Commenttaken from an interview with Black Francis:

    "That's going to be called Space or Space I Believe In or something like that. There's a few songs that haven't been titled yet."

    "He (Gil Norton) didn't like the words though, coz it was about this tablas player... you know tablas? Indian drums."

    "We got this tablas player to play on the song. His name is Jef Feldman. He's the brother of a keyboard player that used to play with Captain Beefheart, who plays in Pere Ubu now - and he's played on our new record. His brother is an expert tablas player - he's jammed with Ravi Shankar and everything! "
    will_5198on May 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly a few bands in the world can have a song which is based mostly around the bizarre spelling of a name. Pixies are most deffinatly one of those bands.
    Eskimo_8on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"now i'm going to sing the perry mason theme" that makes me laugh every time
    Lucanioon July 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's ridiculous that no one has commented on this song yet. come on, i wanna know what this is about! it rocks out!
    rainbowsquirrelon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm well the d = rxt isobviously thesong 'Distance= ratetimes time'. no clue otherwise
    borndippyon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverybody in music has jammed with Ravi Shankar.

    I have no idea how either could be inspired by the other (they came out too close to each other), but the...umm...chorus? lol of this song reminds me of a scene in the Twin Peaks movie, Fire Walk With Me...there's a bizarre scene with a character (played by David Bowie of all people) named Phillip Jeffries, who appears and disappears suddenly, recounting a bizarre series of events in between. The plural, as it were, of Jeffrey would be Jeffries, which has two F's, i.e. two F's would require two *Jeffries*. I'm crazy. But think about it, man...
    ROBRAM89on June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, that's your opinion. Incidentally, screw you lol What's wrong with this song?
    ROBRAM89on December 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy Spanish teacher actually talked about this song to me in the hall once at school, since my name is Jeffery. I found it kind of odd. Pixies being also a favorite band of a friend of mine made me want to check them out and so far they're great.
    JJJ567on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe thing I always found odd was that d = r x t is in this song but not in the song Distance Equals Rate Times Time. Kind of like how Houses of the Holy wasn't on the album of that name, but on the next album.
    Mad Slanted Powerson November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is, as will said above, about the tablas player. If you listen carefully, you can hear the tablas in this song. And Francis probably threw in the d=r x t bit because of the song by that name (they were probably working on it around the same time). There a story all about this jefrey in the Fool the World oral history of the pixies book. READ IT!
    ahab3on April 08, 2007   Link

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