Speak, see, remember
The crimes it took to get you through
Deadbeat december
There's blood in the butter
The kitchens are closed for the holidays
You know that I've got to say
There's been a lot of talk
Since you're on to me
On daddy on

To find in the fishes,
The creatures, the air
Been hangin' around
God loves ya, but what could he do?
Yeah, wha wha wha wha wha what could he do?

Passion and a lovin' suggestion
Gonna send ya into somebody's icy arms and now
Graphics will do the deal justice
it's a can't lose
Only two times or three or four or more

To find in the love in the creatures the air
You're hangin' around
God loves ya, but what could he do
Quit hangin' around
God loves ya, but what could he do

The terror twilight
It all to get down for it
The terror twilight
It all to get down for it

You're hangin' around
God loves ya, but what could he do?
Quit hangin' around
God loves ya, but what could he do?

Buy now!
Develop the coast and raise the sight lines
The oceans moving out
And someday
Develop the coast and sell the air
You know if we could we'd sell the air

Stand back!
Expansion is what we do the best
I don't see the grass and the fields
I see an epicenter with agendas
And you're aware they must be next
I hope you're aware they must be next
Do it! Do it! Do it!


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is definitely about capitalism and corporate/consumer culture, but I don't think it's anti-anything. Just a commentary on what the US is founded on. Very non-preachy though, like David Byrne.
    anywhereyouareon January 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure it is anti-capitalist. Either way, rockin' song. Definitely an underrated gem, along with Billie.
    theterrortwilighton November 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnti Greed/Capitalist song.
    Maddockon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe thing that originally attracted me to pavement was the dynamics of their songs. songs like this one are all over the place. by the end of the song, you've been carried so far from the beginning you sometimes have trouble remembering the tune from the beginning verses. its pavement at its best.
    thedrizzleon March 09, 2005   Link

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