Lip balm on watery clay,
relationships, hey, hey, hey
You kiss like a rock,
But you know I need it anyway.
Angle for the ringside seats
when they fall
dont blame me

Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues

How you gonna teach him to walk
when he can't even finish the-
he can't even finish the songs of the law?
Are they civilized or satanist?
Cater to my walls and see if they fall
then leave me

Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues

They wear you down sometimes
kids like wine,
magic Christians chew the rind
Cause bad girls are always bad girls
lets let'em in.
Darling we're up against it
and there is no time for
tie-ins tie-ins tie-ins go!

Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues
Bring on the Major Leagues

They'll wear you down sometime
kiss the wine,
magic christians chew the rind
Cause bad girls are always bad girls
let'em in.


Lyrics submitted by Racazip, edited by Elusine, engravement

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  • +2
    General Comment'relationships hey, hey, hey...' i like how malkmus can do silly sounding lines ('remember in december'), but somewhere in the sound and intonation they get imbued with something....more....
    a m droneson January 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat does it mean though?!
    shejustwantstorockon November 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSetting: A baby shower
    The overall tone is how people seem to make very abrupt but seamless transitions in life when you don't see them for a relatively long period of time. In this case, a man who used to have wild times with a wild young woman returns to find her pregnant and living a very tame suburban-like lifestyle. Even though he's happy for her, he still misses her former self and is even maybe a little depressed that he hasn't changed much at all.
    AtlasDruggedon February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the first line is "Lip balm on watery clay" because it's about an inattentive lover.... Also, The Magic Christian is a novel by Terry Southern.
    dreamsofpavementon July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLIP BALM ON WATERY CLAY
    westing202on October 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a gorgeous Pavement song--Malkmus was in his prime.
    Eli_Cashon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwonderful song.
    out_of_loveon April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guitar solo is just perfect. There's not too much and not too little, and the notes just fit so well. Just beautiful.
    Passengeron May 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgorgeous
    pikachu1559on December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous
    pikachu1559on December 11, 2004   Link

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