"Death Valley '69" as written by Robert Bert, Kim A. Godron, Thurston J. Moore, Lee M. Ranaldo and Lydia Lunch....
Groooooahhh!

Coming down
Sadie, I love it
Now now now
Death valley '69

You're right
You're right
You're right
You're right
You're right you were right
I was on the wrong track
We're deep in the valley
How deep in the gully
And now in the canyon
And now in the canyon
Out in the yonder way out in the yonder
She started to holler
She started to holler
I didn't wanna
I didn't wanna
I didn't wanna
I didn't wanna
But she started to holler
So I had to hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Deep in the valley
In the trunk of an old car
In the back of a Chevy
I got sand in my mouth you got sand in your mouth
And you got sun in your eyes I got sun in your eyes
Blind blinded
And you wanted to get there
But I couldn't go faster I wanted to get there
But you couldn't go faster
So I started to hit it you couldn't go faster
So I started to hit it
I started to hit it hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it

Coming down
Sadie, I love it
Now now now
Death valley '69
Death valley '69
Death valley '69
Death valley '69
Ieieieioooooaoaoaieeih!


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"Death Valley '69" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim A. Godron

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  • +1
    General Commenta real cool song,lydia lunch's voice too cool.(i thought it was gordon's?)
    ever see the video of it?uhh...
    real and horrible,illusionated and beautiful,that's the song.
    stainon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is an ode to Charles Manson?That's what i've heard.Honestly i don't understand this song,i'm am just a new fan of the band.Can anybody explain it to me?
    Piftieon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't say for sure what it's about specifically. But I can tell you that there is a major reference to Charles Manson. The manson family resided in the desert of Death Valley in 1969, and of the the girls used the alias Sadie Mae Gultz. Sadie was involved in the tate/la bianca murders and at one point confessed. She was in love with Charles.

    Also, this may be streaching it, but Manson was into Dune buggies. this could acount for all of the references to cars, and going fast.
    Mjollniron June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlydia lunch is not that great, but this song is fantastic.
    Ryan W=BarkleyXCoreon January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Flaming Lips do a great cover of this song, find it if you can!
    DevastatorJr.on January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, lydia spoils this song. I think its an ode to the dryest place in the world.
    ZEROpumpkinson April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's really great, really menacing. I think Thurston may be singing from the point of view of Charles Manson and Lydia maybe one of his victims?
    whiskeyclonehotelon August 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho's lydia lunch?

    i just got Bad Moon Rising, it's a great album, and i love this song.

    i dont think Lydia's taking the point of view of the victims, cus she says the same sort of things as Thurston, but i do think that Thurstons from the point of view of Manson, cus he says that when, 'she started to holler', he had to hit it.... i don't know...im confused.
    eatmychildon August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, that song isnt exactly on "ode" to Charles Manson, its rather an ironic point of view on the whole thing.
    I dunno who that Lydia Lunch is, but she sounds like a 10 year old trying to scream. But thats what gives the song a lot of its creepy atmosphere.
    OpiumForThePeopleon September 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrankly terrifying.
    amongthetreeson December 13, 2005   Link

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