"Grave Architecture" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
Come on in
Grave architecture
Grave architecture
Walk the marble malls
The monuments to those who fall
And it's a pocket less than narco shell-bit
Stiff the crypt and the others are rough
And the hood's so rad
And I'm fucking glad
Glad to see that, know what it means
It takes a lot
Grave architecture
Grave architecture
Stroll past the strip
Is it old?
Am I clipped?
Am I just a bathtub waiting to be gripped
Or found on shady ground?
And the lampshade's poised
On the overwhelm drugs,
And needs the talent to breathe
It takes a lot
Oh yeah,
You want to be like a blind fish
Positive, we're positive...go!
Takes a lock-grip, baby
To put you to war
And I'm pushin' you back than ever ?
That'll push you hard
It takes em...

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"Grave Architecture" as written by Stephen Malkmus


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    General CommentSorry if i'm just stating the obvious, but it's about the vietnam war memorial and others like it.
    carlwinslowon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely one of my favorite pavement songs. It's real good, i suggest u download it.
    floppyon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBuy the whole album if you can get your hands on it. It's very cool.
    gdson March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike many Pavement songs, this one is great to sing while drunk. Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaave archiTECTURE!
    DevastatorJr.on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand the hood's so rad
    and i'm fucking glaaaaaaaaaaad
    back_seaton April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe breakdowns are downright scary. Sounds like the band is falling apart as they play, until everything comes together at the end for one of my favorite moments in music.
    anywhereyouareon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it said, "Crooks they need the phallic debris"
    InsaneCobraon January 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnother Pavement song with sexual connotations.

    Let's see.

    Grave..architecture for a grave.

    "Strip the cr(y)p(t) and the others erupt."

    "Crooks (hey hey), they need the talent to breed"

    "It takes a locksmith baby to push you off
    And I'm pushing you back
    It takes a locksmith baby to push you off"

    I believe at least one layer of this song is about rejecting seduction, as the views by SM or whom the song is representing is Just. Not. Interested.

    Furthermore if you can follow this interpretation, the "And the hood so rad and I'm fucking glad" line is fucking hilarious.

    Willdon May 03, 2011   Link

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