"Pipeline/Kill Time" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Stretch me to the point where I stop
Run ten thousand miles and then think of me
I think you know the place we should meet
Don't worry if it's dark and I'm late

Run me out a thin wire
Help me to kill this, love
I'll meet you tonight at the bottom of the well
Just feel around in the dark until you get the idea

I'm not moving doesn't mean I can't
Flame on in my head
My best friend sucked his wife's blood an shriveled up
He was mistaken for sane

We move and groove and cut loose from fear
We should kill time, we'll shut it down
I've got a pipeline straight to the heart of you
Opening in my head

Bright glass on a chair being wound around us
The toiling of idle hands
Dripping, with guilt
A secret form of punishment
Axes through skulls
Shadow of futility
Endless, revolt
The shifting of light and shadows

No one is right
Nothing is solid
Nothing can be held in my hands for long

We should kill time

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"Pipeline/Kill Time" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General Commenti love this song, it's my favourite lee song behind 'eric's trip'.

    i definitely picked up a story of infidelity. the two people share a deep but forbidden love, and although they are ashamed and try to end it, all the narrator truly wants is for time to stop, and their love to be allowed. he has romantic ideas about them running away, etc, but he knows they are fruitless.
    i see the guilt as being felt by the narrator and his lover, rather than the third party (whom i assume to be the woman's partner/husband). the line "my best friend sucked his wife's blood and shrivelled up" seems to suggest that the woman's partner has found out about the infidelity and gone insane with grief (and possibly killed himself?).

    it seems that the woman eventually leaves the narrator, as indicated by the line "nothing can be held in my hands for long", out of guilt and shame re her partner.

    in the end it seems to be about the regret, bad timing and unfortunate circumstances in which this relationship occurs.

    maybe i'm taking it all a bit too literally though.
    meg;on January 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about infidelity and revenge....and guilt felt by the third party, perhaps?
    Reverse_Engineeron June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*the shifting of light and shadows
    *dividing each existence

    think it's about getting at something... or pretending to... or wishing to rather before it's too late and it's gone. i guess like a forbidden love like the prev comment. but to me it's more like it's already lost and this song is trying to recap the moment before it got to be too late.
    sandpcon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"the two people share a deep but forbidden love" - true!

    I like this song cause it's a love song but very confusing and strange... but lovers are so together and they think about each other even on far distances (that's the meaning of "pipeline" song title I guess really describes).

    I like the sound and harmony which is not typical for "love songs" but it is. It's a great love song! Love it!

    "Nothing is solid! Nothing can be held in my hands for long" - so true. True like Life! :))))
    Gorgoyleon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEvery relationship got bad moments and problems and resolving them together is real sign of love! Amazing song! :))))
    Gorgoyleon June 07, 2010   Link

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