"Marilyn Moore" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley, Thurston Joseph Moore and Lydia Koch....
Sound asleep till right until day
Frustrated desire turns you away
And turns you insane
Over and over

You get to a point
To make it disappear
And you're always believing
And believing in fear
Over and over
And over and over
And over and over

Marilyn Moore

It's always a headache the size of a tour truck
She's full of disorders, depends what you're used to
She's talking of tranches of truncheons in battle

Of bruises from bottles that never get better
Bad baby bitching she screams at the door
Hammer in hand & her head to the floor
Marilyn Moore

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"Marilyn Moore" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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  • +3
    General CommentI'm Pretty certain this song was written about Marilyn Moore, one over the survivers of an attack by Peter Sutcliff (The Yorkshire Ripper). Sutcliff was a Schizophrenic who murdered Murdered Prostitutes during the 19070's. this explains the lines such as
    "frustrated desire turns you away
    and turns you insane
    over and over"
    i feel asif the first section is sutclif talking to himself about his mental anguish, then he see's marilyn moore (a prostitute) walking along and decides that he's going to kill her; he inticer her into his car and drives to a desserted area. he then suggests they go to the back seat and as shes leaving the car he get's his hammer and goes to hit her. only he trips up and doesn't do as much damage as he could have and she only collapses.
    "hammer in hand and her head to the floor"

    he then drives off.

    all information on this was from execulink.com/~kbrannen/…
    jamiesmusicmachineon May 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is making an analogy between Marilyn Monroe (a Hollywood icon who had a troubled existence) and an average woman with her own, everyday kind of troubles. Kind of a deconstruction of media myths, humanizing idolized people...typical SY stuff for the period. Which is to say, it's a fascinating and great song.
    leamancon December 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, no comments? this would be my third favorite SY song
    theriverknowson July 13, 2009   Link

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