"Fin" as written by and Daniel/coombes Goffey....
Open call for prison architects
Send me your blueprints ASAP
Stack the walls such that I cannot breathe
Man is breedin' forever,
Because of the weather
I hope soon to leave from the east

No more absolutes, no more absolutes
Stick your penitentiary clothes inside the vent And run along, Leigh

Amateur seasalt gatherers colonized
They're good enough for Conrad Hilton,
Not good enough for my eyes
I trust you will tell me
If I am making a fool of myself
Man is breedin' forever, breedin' forever,
They come out and blister the sea, oh yeah

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"Fin" as written by Stephen Malkmus


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  • +2
    General Commenthis voice is great on this. the second verse, culminating in 'i trust you will tell me if i am making a fool of myself' fucking kills me.

    just a beautiful song; and with a quite staggering piece of malk-soloing for the last couple of minutes. just the solo manages to convey love and loss somehow, quite apart from the lyrics.

    i have a home video from a few years ago where i was sitting in a car with this on the stereo. my then girlfriend had gone out to get something and it was a time at which i knew the relationship was about to go south. i was just filming the bright sunshine and waiting for her to get back in. somehow, music makes its moments; and that music was perfect in that moment.

    ...after all that introspection, anybody know why it's called 'fin' for the US but 'infinite spark' in the uk?
    a m droneson January 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it means happiness is fleeting. it doesn't last. and he knows it now.

    the more i hear this song, the more it breaks me. stephen's formulaic gratuitous guitar solo is wonderful. he's really good.

    this is one of the greatest songs by Pavement ever.
    pamelachaeon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcriminally. underrated. song.
    JohnnyMormanon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's certainly underrated. And what better way to represent fleeting happiness than sticking this anthemic choker on the end of an otherwise (fairly) upbeat album.
    ljh204on April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell put, ljh204!
    summerbabeon August 13, 2007   Link

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