"Type Slowly" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
Sherri, you smell different
Get up early in the bed
For you morning comes so easy
Spells have been cast and the urge has been lost
Snipers posted bills
As they should
Of our midnight vacation
Back on the planet now
I'm beginning to see just how
Echelon your dreams and they'll come true
Type slowly
One of us is a cigar stand
And one of us is
A lovely blue incandescent guillotine
The edge of creation is blurred and blushed
Not a lot of room to grow
Inside this leather terrarium
People of the bay
It is excruciatingly gray
Face the front when he comes for you
Type slowly
Cherish your memorized weakness
Fashioned from a manifesto
Lady, I am no futurist
I'm my only critic, I
Trolls in the glen are consorting again
The liberals say they don't exist
But I know that they do
Reinforce your literal ass
Hit it on the first or second pass
Frozen images, respected few
Type slowly

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"Type Slowly" as written by Stephen Malkmus

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    General Commentno comments? you're all wrong then. the whole thing just sounds half awake to me but i'm not going to attempt to ascribe meaning. just love it as a surrealist jumble of snipers, reptile homes and fairy-tale bad guys. it's also a vocal tour-de-force from sm, from the softly sung prettiness of 'the edge of creation is blurred and blushed' to the yodel of 'liberals...' gorgeous guitar, lots of genius rhyming ('people of the bay - it is excruciatingly grey', 'trolls in the glen are consorting again'; it is quietly one of pavement's best. is 'brighten' still a bit underrated? i really hope they do get the deluxe version out, cos even though i probably have most of the tracks (i seem to have about seven hundred versions of 'shady lane' for a start), this seemed a fertile period to me, with 'infinite spark', 'starlings' and 'type slowly' especially.
    a m droneson January 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdo you think people on last.fm ever cross-reference with this site?
    moikon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentan ode to instant messaging? type slowly? huh?
    acorm88on December 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSEX
    venom2in2denimon August 21, 2011   Link

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