"Pacer" as written by and Kim Deal....
Now I like to get loud
I like to go to the other side
Just to think, you were just passin' by

Ridin' around
You spat in my eye
Just to think, you were just passin' by

We were hike to hike
Breezing by
You broke the pace
Just a twisted kid, never learned to ride

Now I like to get loud
I like to go to the other side
Just to think, you were just passin' by

We were hike to hike
Breezing by
You broke the pace
Just a twisted kid, never learned to ride

Now my wheels are off the ground
They keep spinnin' 'round
Just to think, you were just passin' by

Now I like to get loud
Go to the other side
Just to think, you were just passin' by


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"Pacer" as written by Kim Deal

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    General CommentI couldn't make out large parts of this song, especially "you spat in my eye" and "hike to hike". Even while looking at these lyrics, I still don't know what the song is about. On a literal level I guess it's about riding around and the people that pass you by.
    ho-juon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"‘Pacer was mostly a love song to Kelley,’ Kim admits. ‘I was feeling love, anger, worry, resentment, and grateful that nothing worse had happened.’"

    Kim in "Facing The Wrong Way: The Story of 4AD", in reference to Kelley's addictions/arrest/rehab.
    StitchMon November 11, 2013   Link
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    Song Meaningthe line is actually "height to height", and the song is about Kim watching Kelley's heroin use surpass her own. Kim knew how to "pace" herself so she didn't develop an acute problem, but Kelley just barreled on. The "you spat in my eye" is a bit of a divergence from that theme, it's a reference to an incident when Kim was 12 or so, riding her bike, and a neighborhood bully rode past her and spat a loogie in her face (dramatized in the video for the song as well).

    Song is published by Period Music, as all of Kim's songs are. Not Sony/ATV.
    thinskizzyon July 16, 2017   Link

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