"Black Out" as written by Kasseem Dean, Nasir Jones, Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Sean Garrett and Mashonda K. Tifrere....
Sunday drive past your own hall of fame
It's closed on week days shut for good
You've got no one when you're talking
Thoughts like rattlesnakes were walking

No one has a clue
The party's shot
The thin caught fault line dancing
Across the frigid air shack

The spastic rats,
The criminals chat
Count to ten and read
Until the lights begin to bleed lights

Until you actually see the rays
And your thoughts then start to turn and
Those lessons that you're learning
No one has a clue

The gauzy thoughts of the sturdy Scots
Wrestle with the elements
Up on the trail high
I need to know where does it go

How do I get there and what will I find
Fun for the summertime blues

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"Black Out" as written by David Bowie


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    General CommentPavement's finest work…fitting it should be snuck in behind a great song like Rattled by the Rush.

    A real gem.
    switcherooon February 17, 2011   Link
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    General Commentafter the glory days when everything came easily, one realizes college is over and everybody is really full of shit. school's out, what did you expect?
    jawikion March 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThough meloncholy, this little song breezes by like a breath of fresh air. That's really one of Pavements great strengths, the effortlessness with which they seemed to toss off little gems like these.
    DevastatorJr.on January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThoughts like rattlesnakes were walking
    The spastic grass

    Wowee Zowee.

    I agree with Devastator, the effortless of breezy songs like this one are a mark of a great band. Pavement could toss these off without ever sounding forced/contrived or anything.

    Summertime rich kid blues.
    acorm88on March 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmalkmus once introduced "black out" as "new gold soundz" haha. i have so much love for this song and for me it's about the growing pains that come with moving into mature adult land.
    politicson June 12, 2009   Link

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