Tangled in the midst of all the trust
the way you pissed inside
the brain file technology drives.
Show me your dots now.
Who was it that said the world
was mania, divorces and spare change?
Let's lethalize our slingshots and swallow propane.
You are the liiiight. The calm in the day.
You are the liiiight. The calm in the day.

Senior year abroad, I ripped the pea out of the pod.
In store for three months of exile in Spain.
Where was the danger?
Watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses
they're insane.
I hear they live in crematoriums
and smoke your remains.
You are the liiiight. The calm in the day.
You are the liiiight. The calm in the day.

I drive a stick. Gotta love it. Automatic.
Oh, everybody's gotta ride in something.
High life, lived, comatosed him! Bring it on in.
Oh, I hope it arrives by monday.
Dry ice, skid, button the strippers and quarintine nippers
Oh, I have to die on sunday!
I rake in, laundry-matt spenders, and ??????
Oh, who rolls with the isolater?
Gotta roll cause I am the isolater.


Lyrics submitted by Racazip, edited by shelflife

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    General CommentThis is the eeriest love song ever--probably my favorite Pavement song. I've listened to Terror Twilight a billion times and I think I'll always claim it as my favorite album of all time--"Watch out for for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane, I hear they live in creamatoriums and smoke your remains, you are the li hi hi hi ihgt, the calm in the day! YEAH (guitar solo)
    Eli_Cashon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhy do people keep passing around these incorrect lyrics? I have no idea what that last verse is but anywhere you look on the Internet, all you will find is this one transcription of the lyrics.
    citizenaimon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the last verse that's up there is more or less right...as for the ??????? bit, my guess is:

    "let's act like winners and--"
    dio_marchon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaaaahhhh
    "I hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains"
    how tight is that?

    I think this is just a song about a significant other who is his shining prize. In the craziness of life, she is the "calm in the day"
    evilflexon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think "i rake in" above is actually "irate kid."
    westing202on October 19, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionErie Love Tune :)
    trapperon February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLet's lethalize our slingshots and swallow propane
    You are the light, the calm in the day

    malkmus is fucking gold. hearing those two lines make me ridiculously happy & mushy and with an overwhelming urge to find a partner in crime.
    politicson April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy drive stick, gotta love it, automatic

    Dry ice, skid, button your slippers… [???]
    And oh, I have to die on Sunday
    Irate kid, laundry-matt spinners, and let's act like winners
    And oh, who roams with the isolater?
    Gotta roam 'cause I am the isolater
    TheWrongGirlon November 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAlso, instead of "Who was it that said the world was mainly all divorces and spare change" I can't help but hear "Who was it that said the world was mania, divorces and space change?"

    And I can't hear LIVED in this line..."High life, lived, comatosed him, bring it all in"... perhaps he's saying LIT?
    TheWrongGirlon November 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI dont know where else to find such amazing trippy breakdowns...mars volta has some similarities (i bet they listened to pavement back in the day), but its just not the same. anyone have examples they could show me? it would be greatly appreciated :)
    AntiGravityTapeson November 10, 2013   Link

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