"On The Strip" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Every time you look my way
You shine a light in what you say
Every time you look my way
You talk a rhyme called purple haze

Close your eyes and pretend
You're not at all a black friend

A smileless girl on the strip
You really learn just how to be hip
Tell your stories 'bout your crazy trip
Messing with stars and doing tricks

Close your eyes and pretend
It started all back then

Big glass house on the hill
Doing dope but did you swear
Yesterday was buried last year
While I don't care I thought was clear

Close your eyes and pretend
This is how it should end

Cinderella of the night
Doesn't know her left from right
She so hungry for a bite
Forget your friends for a big night

Don't you know who's keeping score
Who's that barking at your door

Hold tight with fear, a little bit
Hold tight with fear, a little bit
Hold tight with fear, a little bit
Hold tight with fear
That was then, this is now

Hold tight with fear, a little bit
Hold tight with fear, a little bit
Hold tight with fear, a little bit
Hold tight with fear
That was then, this is now

Every time you look my way
Remember a girl who used to say
Hold me tight any way
It's okay it's only play

I will remember in my dawn
What I came for, for a lark


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"On the Strip" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General CommentKeeping with the record's theme, sounds like it's about a runaway kid's story on L.A. The guitar riff where Kim's singing "hold tight and fear..." it's a true work of art, it expresses so much angst. I believe I've gone somehow deaf blasting that part on my headphones.

    I've updated the lyrics straight from the SY and mustang's sites:

    Every time you look my way
    You showed a lie in what you say
    Every time you look my way
    You talk a rhyme called purple haze
    Close your eyes and pretend
    You're not at all like them
    Smartest girl on the strip
    You really know just how to be hip
    Tellin stories 'bout your crazy trip
    Messin with stars and doing tricks
    Close your eyes and pretend
    It's not at all like then
    Big glass house on the hill
    Doing dope and ditching school
    Yesterday Bruce Barry was here
    A wild kid I thought was cool
    Close your eyes and pretend
    This is how it should end
    Cinderella of the night
    Doesn't know her left from right
    She's so hungry for a bite
    Forgetting her friends fork and knife
    Don't you know who's keeping score?
    Who's that barking at your door?
    Hold tight and fear a little bit
    Hold tight and fear a little bit
    Hold tight and fear a little bit
    Hold tight and fear
    That was then, this is now
    Every time you look my way
    Remember a girl who used to say
    Hold me tight anyway
    It's okay, it's only play
    I remember in the dark
    Where I came from for a lark
    Kerzeon February 19, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionOne comment? Beautiful song by Kim. JC and this song is probably my favorite by her.
    V1NYLon May 19, 2009   Link

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