Silent kid no one to remind you
You got no heel, no reels to remind you
Silent kid don't take your pawn shop
Home on the road, goddamn you
Silent kid don't lose your graceful tone

This is the city life, come on
Let's talk about leaving

Come on now, talk about your family
Your sister's cursed, your father's old and damned
Silent kid don't listen to the grandmother's advice about Ezra
Silent kid don't listen to their ayy...

Hand me the drumstick
Snare kick
Blues call upon I knew myself in
Into the spotlight
Ecstasy feels so warm inside
Till five hours later
I am chewin'
screwin'
Myself with my hand


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  • +4
    General CommentI have a strong belief that no Pavement song actually means anythng...
    SUPPERimpostoron August 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Everyday, its a gettin' closer, fallin faster than a rollercoaster, love like yours will surely come my way, a hey, a hey hey"
    or whatever.
    I hope they gave him credit on this one. For the melody anyway.
    placeboheadwoundon October 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm almost positive its about childhood innocence- silent kid- not "corrupted" yet although his familly is terrible. About the gossip part- I read that- I guess the kid is silent in terms of not noisy, doesn't get in the way of anything. The best kids are normally seen as the silent ones- they dont talk, so they dont say anything bad. Then the person singing the song is doing "adult stuff" in comparison and hopes that the child never looses his innocence
    TheGreatOzmasteron July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always assumed the final bit was about taking the drug ecstasy, chewing on pacifiers or lolly pops and ending the night alone.

    As for the name, you might as well go around trying to get people to call Inna Godda Davida "In the Garden of Eden".
    trjones1on February 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGREAT band. Don't have a flying f*ck what the song means, but who cares. It's still great!
    justanothergurlon March 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the hell is "Silence Kid"?
    impacton December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPavement are one of those great bands where they have songs that really don't have any meaning - negating this website truly! Love the way it starts, as an intro to the album and the song. Before it kicks in, I'm sure he says, "Okay, Scott". The entire album has alot of references to drummers, maybe due to the fact that they kicked out the last drummer before this album. Kit? Drumstick? Snare Kick? Bloody Great song!
    bkat004on May 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know the meaning, but i think it is graceful tongue instead of tone.
    Steve P.on July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSM said it was about gossip.
    fatkid1041on February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Ezra"? Haha...I thought it was "Us, yeah"...Hmm.
    x_Heather_xon February 16, 2006   Link

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