"Fame Throwa" as written by and S. Kannberg S. Malkmus....
Fame throwa pass out the gold, the diamond
Watch, the last reward, all the things we had
Before you sold us out and took it all.
Head-borne cries from zenith sluts, astral

Rites from dead-end ruts.
These kids are sick-end wars
"One of the nation's spies.
One of our first recruits.

Click with her leather thighs
One of our first recruits."
How can you know? In the distance lies
A grower, nee rode off, king fame throwa

Son of groupie, red-worn sexan: spent his
Cash convincing us that the desert was
A starscape and sold our lives for a
Satellite so we could cry:

"Naked, naked foul"


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"Fame Throwa" as written by S. Malkmus S. Kannberg

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    General Commenti'm not entirely sure it's more than stream of consciousness...

    'spent his cash convincing us this desert was a starscape' is a great line though. sounds like it means something.

    my favourite pavement song i've head so far
    juvenilecokefiendon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like it's about the band being courted by major labels or whoever, record industry sleezeballs, just before they were about to blow up. When all the little E.P.s and singles were coming out, Pavement was so much "the next big thing" buzz band.
    DevastatorJr.on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"naked, naked, foullllllll"

    love that. this song is great.
    bugmenot123on April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti would second juvenilecokefiend on that line... it's so rich. has me thinking of deep blues and golds. they always used to do the 'naked, naked...foul' bit really stupidly when they were touring 'slanted'...
    a m droneson January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe live version is oodles better.
    mad4365on January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    'spent his cash convincing us this desert was a starscape'
    A record label or similar figure trying to make them sell their sound out for a more mainstream one.
    A desert is generally regarded as being barren, a shitty place to be. A starscape, distant, amazing, etc.
    Jezeahon January 19, 2010   Link

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