"Poledo" as written by and Louis Knox Barlow....
Not an innocent
I bleed my place
That settle turning smirk
That's always fixed upon my face
Walking weakness
Hope I die without a sound
I'm that little boy
With my feet nailed to the ground
I know I'm guilty
My stomach always hurts
Milking your attention
For the little it is worth
I'm turning browner every day
I'm really turning down a stay
Tired of your little van
I've been around too long
Tired of walking
Talking with me
Edging me along
Well, I detest your patience
I know you've always known
You know that I'm a thief
It's so great to be alone
Alone (That's that)

I don't care It's lie, I wound
I'm a stupid baby
Hope it breaks in two

Jesus Jesus Jesus
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Jesus is Christ
Jesus Jesus is Christ

I don't see I don't feel
Like every little moron
I think nothing's real
I don't care It's lie, I wound darling, skip the faith
That only breaks in two

Through a dozen layers
And there's no evil here
Only this great power
We misunderstand
So please relax
Take a pain
Laugh out loud
When you forget your name
Jesus laughs
Take the pain
Laugh out loud
When you forget your name
It doesn't live
There's no evil here
These great powers
We misunderstand
Tell you about everything
Tell you about everything
(Go) (Go) (Now)


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"Poledo" as written by Louis Knox Barlow

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  • +3
    General CommentLou actually wrote this song solely to get a girlfriend which worked out miraculously for him
    kilewithanion January 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA Sebadoh track brilliantly hidden in a Dinosaur Jr. album.
    teenageriot-1on October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was easily the weirdest one in all of YLAOM. the feedback parts still kick though.
    aniymon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the few lyrics that Lou Barlow wrote in the band. He is truly a lyrical genious.
    penelopetreeon July 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's really quite scary when all the "Jesus Christ" bits come through.
    thomsmellson April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest dinosaur jr. song ever. no question about it.
    will5on June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song's about religion. barlow's saying god/jesus do exist and blind faith isn't the way. they could help "When you forget your name Jesus laughs" but they don't.

    i love this song. it's great. great acoustic noise rock.
    lookcheon December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlou wrote this one night when he was stoned.
    buttholesurfer69on June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about hopelessness. it reads more like a confession of feelings than a story. it's about giving up on yourself and turning your back to those that try to help you or put up with you (i detest your patience), turning your back on the world and how it laughs at you (jesus laughs). it speaks the feelings of turning on yourself, seeing only the disgusting nature you imagine yourself to exposition (That settle turning smirk that's always fixed upon my face), and being sickened at how anyone could see anything different. it's a feeling that leaves you wanting to be alone with your sickness so you can wallow in it, absorbing all of its potency. it's truly a very raw depiction of emotion
    donnyboyon April 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has always been one of my favorite dinosaur jr. songs.When I first got this album in '88 –my first ever by Dinosaur Jr.–this was the song that made me go, "Yeah, I got the right album".

    As I listened to this throughout high school, I always like listening to this over and over until I fell asleep. I was just so peaceful and relaxing. I wasn't a Christian then, but I am now, but I'm not lying: when I would hear the parts where Lou is saying "Jesus", honest to God, I would feel a peace come into my room and I would sense a presence of a benevolent light. It made me feel safe, secure and completely protected. And like Lou says,"There's no evil here". Now I know why.

    Even if Lou was stoned when he wrote this for a girlfriend, thanks Lou for writing it. I still love it 25 years later!
    IsaacSon May 10, 2013   Link

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