Capistrano swallow, answer to your inner voice
and please return,
God installed that radar in your pointy little beak
so you'd return.

Epileptic surgeons with their eyes x'ed out
attend to the torn up kid.
salivate and reckon with all the sick things
that you did.

The secondary stumbles cause the cadence of the count
has lead them astray,
Pray their intuition leads them crashing into bodies
in a perfect way.

But I, I saw you reeling in a parking lot,
I, I saw you rallying round a parking lot,
Line up for the comfort and kick it on the bumper,
Know (no?) there is no leeway
you're standing on the freeway in love,
Emotion, you were destined for the paupers grave.

Architecture students are like virgins
with an itch they cannot scratch,
Never build a building till you're 50
what kind of life is that?

Stalled out on an escalator
wishing which way to return up or down,
My Palestinian nephew got his face blown off
in a dusty crowd.

Lyrics submitted by Zekethesweetpeak, edited by Will26

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  • +2
    General Comment"you were destined for the paupers grave / [whispered:] the hexx"
    westing202on October 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't have official lyrics in front of me. But I'm pretty sure it is "Emotion" not just "motion." You can hear him kinda say the E before saying Motion if you listen carefully. Also I think it is "dusty crowd." Which kinda makes more sense than craft, although he could me a vehicle. But I am quite sure SM says "crowd"
    couldBanyoneon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCreepiest song in the world-I love it.
    Eli_Cashon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Pavement song in my opinion.
    lensflareon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme=mean* typo.
    couldBanyoneon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL I remeber the good old days of kazaa when they renamed this song to TOOL - SCHISM and most of the people who downloaded it were confused. And I can relate since his voice is so like Maynard's and guitar riff is so similar too.

    This is the best song Tool never did.
    PunkDon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha that's how i found it!
    martianmenon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it's missing:

    THE HEXX!!!
    Whit0685on April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWar I think. It's about war.
    Elusineon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the other versions are better than this, but all three of The Hexx songs are probably my favourite Pavement songs, can't get enough of this band!
    idioteque656on September 14, 2009   Link

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