"(I Got A) Catholic Block" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
I got a Catholic block
Inside my head
I let it go to work
Bring it all back home
It serves you right
And I can motor down
You got to earn your freedom
Get it on my own
I just live forever
There just is no end
I just trust the oppression
Like I trust your friends
I got a Catholic block
Inside my head
I let it play around
Iron to gold

Come back to me a while

I got a Catholic block
It's around my head
I got a Catholic block
It's blood orange red
I got a Catholic block
Do you like to fuck?
I got a Catholic block
I guess I'm out of work


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"Catholic Block" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General Commentthis is my ultimate favourite song by the youth. when they played the ilosaarirock-festival here in finland, they played this song. it was one of the coolest moments of my whole little life seeing them bashing out the song and thurston barking the lyrics.
    proximaon January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti just trust the oppression
    like i trust your friends

    that's good stuff. I may not have gotten confirmed if not for this song
    frankieleeon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite sonic youth song, i was raised catholic, anyways im always trying to pick through it and find new meanings, i think it just means that catholics can do whatever they want because all they have to do is be sorry and theyve got a free ride, and being catholic is kind of stupid
    monickaon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, that's a terrible thing to say!
    drunkenbutterflyon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, I know, but I stand by it.
    MtterOFctItsAllDrkon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol
    MtterOFctItsAllDrkon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty wierd imagery. Again LSD?? I really like the guitar's at the end
    whiskeyclonehotelon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthurston was raised catholic. probably has something to do with it. as a term, "catholic block" could possibly refer to catholic guilt. maybe the guilt is so hard that it's turned into a block in his head that prevents him from doing the things he wants to do.
    proximaon July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti was raised a catholic, i believe this song has to do with guilt, idk. thats one of the things that drove me far, far away from catholicism.
    but anyways, i personally didnt feel like i could do anything just by feeling sorry, they actually just told us we couldnt do anything at all. i guess it comes down to whether a person is a real or a mediocre catholic (like the majority of the catholics i know).

    mtterofct, so i guess you're right about everything then?
    velvetsisteron September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen you were raised catholic (like me) and you are no longer in that world there is still that "catholic block" with you all the time. no big deal and no reason to get too upset - it just resides in the brain next to the "fun center," and of course it can be over-ruled!
    moikon November 25, 2006   Link

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