"Hey Pretty" as written by Annie Danielewski, Mathew Wilder and Ken Burgomaster....
Well it's 3a.m. I'm out here driving again
Through the wicked winding streets of my world
I take a wrong turn break it but I'm too far gone
I've got a siren on my tale and that's not the fine
I'm looking for

I see a stairway so I follow it down
Into the belly of a whale
Where my secrets echo all around
You know me now but to do better than that
You've got to follow me
Boy I'm trying to show you where I'm at

Hey pretty
Don't you want to take a ride with me?
Through my world
Hey pretty
Don't you want to kick and slide with me
Through my world

Well I've got a mind full of wicked desings
I've got a non-stop-whole in my head-imagination
I can't forget I am a sole architect
I built the shadows here
I built the growl in the voice I fear
You know me now but to do better than that
You've got to follow me
Boy I'm trying to show you where I'm at

Hey pretty
Don't you want to take a ride with me?
Through my world
Hey pretty
Don't you want to kick and slide with me
Through my world
Hey pretty
My pretty baby
Rock it through my world

Hey now
Can't you feel me longing
Hey now
Me
(You get the gist of the song now?)

Hey pretty don't you want to take a ride with me?


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"Hey Pretty" as written by Mathew Wilder Annie Danielewski

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  • +2
    General CommentFirst of all this song is fucking genius and it drives people crazy who read house of leaves.

    "I see a stairway so I follow it down
    Into the belly of a whale
    Where my secrets echo all around "

    this is obviously about the SPIRAL STAIRCASE that leads into nothing in the navidson record"

    "Into the belly of a whale
    Where my secrets echo all around "

    could be talking about PELAFINA, johhny truants mother who is in the mental insistute "WHALESTOE"

    "Well I've got a mind full of wicked designs
    I've got a non-stop-hole in my head-imagination
    I'm in a building that has two-thousand floors
    and when they all fall down
    I think you know it's you they're fallin' for
    I can't forget I am a sole architect
    I built the shadows here
    I built the growl in the voice I fear "

    [Well I've got a mind full of wicked designs
    I've got a non-stop-hole in my head-imagination]

    there is a small story that johnny truant remembers about young baby with a hole in his head"

    [I'm in a building that has two-thousand floors
    and when they all fall down
    I think you know it's you they're fallin' for
    I can't forget I am a sole architect
    I built the shadows here
    I built the growl in the voice I fear]

    "building that has two thousand floors" obviously this is talking about the spiral staircase."
    I can't forget i'm the sole architect" - speculation that possibly that who ever steps inside the hallway it reacts to a persons emotions.

    [I built the shadows here
    I built the growl in the voice I fear]

    inside the hallways, navidson,tom, holloway and the exploration team hears growling noises when the hallways would shift in size.
    -VIOLENCE-on February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti prefer this version
    mayorbill11on August 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the skelton key to the House of Leaves (written by Poe's brother).
    shuamorton April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song...I like the "Drive by 2001 Mix" better though...
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song has some wicked lyrics and a pretty cool sound...does anybody know if she writes her own songs?
    Ava Adoreon August 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo my perception this is a call to a kindred spirit to show itself and come have fun (a la HELLO). The hole-in-my-head evokes imagery of the third eye and the vision by which creators "architect" their worlds--which are meant to be shared with each other (e.g. music, buildings, cars, food, whatever the artist's medium is). The "building with 2000 floors" I see as being the constructed illusion that we all share (each year as a floor). The message I get is that all of time and space is a playground and artists are supposed to go have fun kicking and sliding through it together. P.S. The video for this--which I happened to catch out of the corner of my eye at the Experience Music Project in Seattle...is something I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching. It consists of swapped shots of Poe and a double of herself fondling/washing/dancing on a classic car and mud wrestling each other (oh yes!), while Mark reads from his book. Now that's what I call a video!!
    seattlesqueon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it! I'm gonna have to see that video, i'm a sucker for classic cars.

    Anyway, I love this when i'm cruisin at night for some trouble with my girl at my side.
    cadillac4lifeon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone 'splain to me why the following lines are in this version of the lyrics, but not in others on different lyric pages?

    *I'm in a building that has two-thousand floors
    and when they all fall down
    I think you know it's you they're fallin' for.*
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs there like a different version of this song? Cuz the one I'm listening doesn't have those lyrics at all..
    cherubrock1111on February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know if you take that one line "I can't forget I am a sole architect" and switch the sole to soul...it changes the entire verse. And about the two different songs the one on this page is the one on the album...well mine at least...though mine is white and my friends is pink...maybe there are two different cds?
    Rip126on July 28, 2006   Link

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