"Trilogy" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
a) The Wonder

[Thurston]
See flashing eyes
They're flashing 'cross to me
Burnin' up the sky
Sunshining into me
Your locus crown
Cop-killin' heartbeat
Head's lookin' down
Bowin' out, to the street

I'm just walkin' around
Your city is a wonder town

Lips red to white
Lips green in black night
Your spirit flares
Flarin' up leonine

I'm just walkin' around
Your city is a wonder town

Transmitter rhyme
Transmitter, all the time
Lookin' up to the sky
I'm seein' ghosts flyin'

I'm just walkin' around
Your city is a wonder town

I think I've been there, once before
Something tells me, there's so much more
She's back in town, to even the score
It's time to go

See flashing eyes
They're flashing 'cross to me
Burnin' up the sky
Sunshining into me
Your locus crown
Cop-killin' heartbeat
Head's lookin' down
Bowin' out, to the street

I'm just walkin' around
Your city is a wonder town

b) Hyperstation

Falling out of sleep, I hit the floor
Put on some rock tee and I'm out with the door
From Bowery to Broome to Greene, I'm a walking lizard
Last night's dream was a talking baby lizard

All comin' from hu-man imagination
Day dreaming days in a daydream nation

Smashed-up against a car at three A.M.
Kids just up for basketball, beat me in my head
There's bum trash in my hall and my place is ripped
I've totaled another amp, I'm calling in sick

It's an anthem in a vacuum on a hyperstation
Day dreaming days in a daydream nation

z) Eliminator Jr.

Kids cruise away, pack of chickenshits
This guy is ours, dark stains on his pants
Enough to make a butcher out of the bone
Take a walk in the park? Shit, yeah!

A poor boy, a rich boy
A poor rich boy coming right through me
Rich boy, poor boy
Poor rich boy coming right through me


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    General CommentI think Hyperstation is about doing too much drugs. It has this feeling of being totally out of it, like he's all caught up in his mind, and things in the real world are moving way too fast for him to comprehend. His life is completely out of control while he enjoys his daydreams. "I'm a walking lizard, last night's dream was a talking baby wizard" is the druggiest part to me.

    It is my favorite drug song, and one of my favorite Sonic Youth songs. The mood is unlike anything I've ever heard, except maybe in my head. It is at the same time familiar and alien.
    fulltruthon April 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? come on people!
    mikematyuson May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreatest thurston song ever. still dont know what it means though
    bamvolstoneon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think they're talking about NYC or big cities in general ... (NYC because they're from there and often talk about it....)

    In the three song there's phrases that refer to cities and crowds :

    a ) "I'm just walkin' around
    Your city is a wonder town "

    "I think I've been there, once before
    Something tells me, there's so much more
    She's back in town, to even the score
    It's time to go "

    b) "Smashed-up against a car at three A.M.
    Kids just up for basketball, beat me in my head
    There's bum trash in my hall and my place is ripped
    I've totaled another amp, I'm calling in sick"

    c) "Kids cruise away, pack of chickenshits "
    "A poor rich boy coming right through me "

    Or maybe the first part is a dream, all is going very fast, Thurston is roaring out etc...
    The second part is when he wake up ( "Falling out of sleep, I hit the floor " ...) and then the rythme slow down, Thurston describe the reality...

    Then the third part... i don't know... Kim would want roaring out too :)

    Ayway, it's a beautiful Package of song (and sound).
    cipheron December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think they're talking about NYC or big cities in general ... (NYC because they're from there and often talk about it....)

    In the three song there's phrases that refer to cities and crowds :

    a ) "I'm just walkin' around
    Your city is a wonder town "

    "I think I've been there, once before
    Something tells me, there's so much more
    She's back in town, to even the score
    It's time to go "

    b) "Smashed-up against a car at three A.M.
    Kids just up for basketball, beat me in my head
    There's bum trash in my hall and my place is ripped
    I've totaled another amp, I'm calling in sick"

    c) "Kids cruise away, pack of chickenshits "
    "A poor rich boy coming right through me "

    Or maybe the first part is a dream, all is going very fast, Thurston is roaring out etc...
    The second part is when he wake up ( "Falling out of sleep, I hit the floor " ...) and then the rythme slow down, Thurston describe the reality...

    Then the third part... i don't know... Kim would want roaring out too :)

    Ayway, it's a beautiful Package of song (and sound).
    cipheron December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think they're talking about NYC or big cities in general ... (NYC because they're from there and often talk about it....)

    In the three song there's phrases that refer to cities and crowds :

    a ) "I'm just walkin' around
    Your city is a wonder town "

    "I think I've been there, once before
    Something tells me, there's so much more
    She's back in town, to even the score
    It's time to go "

    b) "Smashed-up against a car at three A.M.
    Kids just up for basketball, beat me in my head
    There's bum trash in my hall and my place is ripped
    I've totaled another amp, I'm calling in sick"

    c) "Kids cruise away, pack of chickenshits "
    "A poor rich boy coming right through me "

    Or maybe the first part is a dream, all is going very fast, Thurston is roaring out etc...
    The second part is when he wake up ( "Falling out of sleep, I hit the floor " ...) and then the rythme slow down, Thurston describe the reality...

    Then the third part... i don't know... Kim would want roaring out too :)

    Ayway, it's a beautiful Package of song (and sound).
    cipheron December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely adore Hyperstation.

    I think that song, more than anything else on Daydream Nation, is about dissilusionment with Raeganism.
    frankiegoestostokeon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkim's part always reminded me of singing about sex, but maybe thats because im peverted or something.
    velvu124on March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkim's part always reminded me of singing about sex, but maybe thats because im peverted or something.
    velvu124on March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentperverted*
    velvu124on March 26, 2007   Link

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