"Western Homes" as written by and Scott Kannberg....
Your western homes are locked forever
The new frontier is not that near
Magnetic screens that fold in backward
Will only bring you years of fear
This is what I always wanted,
A new home with a place to breathe
Bring your congregation someday
And you will never...
Never see what I want
I can't see what I want
Can't see what I want
I can't see what I want
What I want
Can't see


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"Western Homes" as written by Scott Kannberg

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    General CommentI think it's a comment on Western life in general, and how security is becoming so extreme as to alienate everyone.
    Also, I didn't think this song was bad at all. The vocal effects remind me of Steve Miller.
    silencekiton March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre you saying Pueblo was shit? The last two songs are a bit weak, could have done without them. Pueblo ends the album well IMO.
    ZEROpumpkinson April 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdude, Half a Canyon is one of the best songs on Wowee and has the most massive stereolab jam at the end. Western Homes should have been swapped for 'Mussle Rock', but Malkmus was just picking the weirder songs because he seems to be highly critical of the bands simpler songs - (Date with Ikea, Elevate me Later - which he said sounds just like Loretta's Scars+She Believes)

    The strumming guitar at the end reminds me of the lift-off part of 'Washing Machine' by Sonic Youth released the same year if I'm correct.
    acorm88on December 02, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionYup, same year.
    And yeah, Half a Canyon is a great track.
    ZEROpumpkinson December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's a perfect ending for Wowee Zowee. It's a weird change of pace after all those sprawling jams--very fitting with Pavement's style to do that.

    It's about California, like a lot of their songs. A lot of the immigrants to California were only looking for a new home, a place to breed, a congregation. Now the dream has gone wrong--their homes are "locked forever."

    That's my take on it, anyway.
    speedlimitdriveron December 08, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationSomething about advancements in technology, and how they're taking control of our life
    ellalautieron May 19, 2015   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song meant that s.m. was giving up too much control or just being lazy. the last ten or so minutes of this, otherwise amazing album, were shite.
    seasonedasson May 13, 2003   Link

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