"Panty Lies" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Don't just stare, 'cause she's not wearing underwear
Em-em-em-em-em-em-em-em
Oh how rude, at least she's got you're attention square
Em-em-em-em-em-em-em-em
Don't you realize, It's just her disguise
Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai
Hey! mum look, no more panty line
Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai
Shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa
I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I
Peek-a-boo look into the mirror
Now you see her, now you'll be her
Hover your lips, twirl your hair
Pretend you're there, pretend it ain't there
Little girl playing in the closet
First comes walking, then comes talking
Peek-a-boo look into the mirror
She says: "who am I?"
Inside! outside!
Inside, outside, inside, outside, inside, outside,
Inside, outside, inside, outside
Shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa shoewa
Hm-a-hm-a-hm-a-hm-a
Da-da-da-da-da

Don't just stare, 'cause she's not wearing underwear
Em-em-em-em-em-em-em-em
Oh how rude, at least she's got you're attention square
Em-em-em-em-em-em-em-em
Don't you realize, it's just her disguise
Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai
Hey! mum look, no more panty line
Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai
I-a-o-a-I-a-a-o-a-I-a-you-a-I-a-I-I-you-a


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"Panty Lies" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General CommentThis is the only Sonic Youth song that I can't stand. Kim sounds stupid at the end.
    Anodyneon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, this is one of my favorites off of Washing Machine. I like how Kim sings it, and I think it's a fun sort of catchy song. It's the sort of song that's not to be taken very seriously.
    bee63388on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, this is one of my favorites off of Washing Machine. I like how Kim sings it, and I think it's a fun sort of catchy song. It's the sort of song that's not to be taken very seriously.
    bee63388on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I can understand why it would get on some people's nerves, I like this song. The instrumentation is interesting in that dissonant Sonic Youth way, and I love Kim's bratty delivery. I doubt any other band could make this work.
    london67on May 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol definitely one of Kim's weirder moments
    scrimshawon June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. :P
    sugaroton January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love it too, it's edgy & kim sounds awesome & brash.

    seems to be appealing to the riot grrl movement mentality - mocking women who are focused on outward image, sex-appeal, impressing men, & being stereotypical housewives.
    meg;on January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about feminism and how stupid being superficial and into traditional girl stuff is. I love the weird sounds she makes. She sounds cute.
    sonic_leaveson April 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore girls should be feminists.
    wiggy52on October 02, 2009   Link

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