"No Sense" as written by and Marshall Cat Power....
Do you remember
Do you remember
That night at context
Making up shit
Like we were animals

We made no sense
No sense
We had no sex

Can you see, can you see, can you see
Can you see, can you see, can you see
The moon is so hollow
What's the use
When I can see right through you
What's the use

All the hearts that touch your cheek
How they jump they move they embarrass
All the hearts that touch your cheek
How they jump they move they embarrass
They make no sense, no sense, no sense
No sense, we had no sex


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"No Sense" as written by Chan Marshall

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    General CommentOne of her most powerful songs
    whiskeyclonehotelon September 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis sounds like a girl recollecting a drunken night where a guy claimed to have had sex with her or hooked up with her, but really, they didin't have sex at all. He just wants wants people to think they did, or maybe she's just denying they did to save herself from embarrassment. Either way, one of these people is in denial of the truth.


    and the lyrics are "that night IN context"
    anabel leeon December 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the entire song is about recalling a relationship, and its natural progression. The lines "the moon is so hollow, what's the use/ when I can see right through you, what's the use?" remind me of the point in a relationship where you can tell when the other person is bluffing so to speak. You know when they're pretending, or what their true intentions are at this point.

    My favorite lines in it: "All the hearts that touch your cheek- how they jump, they move, they embarrass" reminds me of the actual progression of a relationship that I mentioned before. In the beginning your heart "Jumps" with excitement, then as the relationship furthers you "Move" with it and with the other person, then finally, when you reach that stage when you feel like there's no point in being in the relationship anymore, you "Embarrass" because before you were so blind and naive.

    There are more parts to it, but I was mainly moving off of that last quote which inspired my interpretation.

    Also I like the fact that she calls lips "hearts" in that line. As if when you kiss someone you are touching them with your heart, I suppose that relates to the facade of it all.
    alovelyfadeouton February 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"all the hearts that touch your cheek"

    Other girls that have fallen for that guy? I'm not sure.. that's what I'm interpreting it as?
    siliconyodaon October 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so good. this cd is so perfect.
    g0wthefl0won March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHave you considered that no sex could mean no gender? "we had no sex" is kind of an awkward phrasing. Normally you would say something like 'we didn't have sex' or 'there was no sex'. Just a thought.
    alienjesus2012on June 17, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song seems to be about when the 'honeymoon period' of a relationship ends, and couples argue and have drunken fights. It's probably about the break-down of Chan's relationship with Bill Callahan. In fact Moon Pix is apparently a 'break-up' album.

    Also, I thought the lyrics are 'night contest' rather than context.
    Afternoonmoonon April 08, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI understand the song as about a meaningless date. The two have nothing interesting to talk about, so they make up shit "like animals", that makes "no sense". She is wondering what the point is, in a conversation with a guy that she can see right through, and just wants to sleep with her. Unlike most girls who jump, move and embarrass themselves by talking shit, she doesn't, and she doesn't have sex with him either.
    GO HER!! the guy needs to think of something interesting to say if he wants to sleep with Chan!
    lienlyricson July 22, 2017   Link

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