"How Far Can Too Far Go?" as written by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach....
Stick 'em up baby reach for the sky
Here's somethin' you might like to try
I know a place that's far from here
where the squares they won't come near
How far?
How far?
How far baby?
How far can too far go?
You'll be the queen of the tractor pull
In you training gear you'll break all the rules
I like it tough and I don't talk my kicks
If I had a hammer I'd show you some tricks
How far?
How far?
How far baby?
How far can too far go?
Giddyup baby . . . ooh la la
Giddyup baby . . . sha la la la la
I know a place that's far from here
where the squares they won't come near
A smell of honey . . . a swallow of brine
Let's whoop it up have a real bad time
How far?
How far?
How far baby?
How far can too far go?


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    General CommentIt's nice to know that there's another Cramps aficionado out there. This is a great song and provides me and my crampy friends with a tune to dance the funky grandpa to.
    monkey godon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentReferences:

    "Stick 'em up, baby"---American English term used by a robber, telling the victim to stick their [sic] hands up, "'em" is most probably the breasts here, because Lux was Lux.

    "I know a place that's far from here
    where the squares they won't come near"---this sounds like it's from some juvenile delinquency or beatnik exploitation song---not the sort of thing a delinquent or beat would actually ever say, but good for a cheap lyric.

    "Training gear"---some S&M people refer to what they do as "training", so this is probably some assemblage of leather straps.

    "Giddyup baby . . . ooh la la"---what else to say when one is riding?, likely with the aid of leather straps as above.

    "If I had a hammer"---refers to a pre-hippy peace 'n' love song made popular by Pete Seeger and then Peter, Paul, and Mary; the dissonance between the folky \"uber-niceness and Lux' dark threat is beautiful.

    "A smell of honey, a swallow of brine"---old adage against being seduced by something that seems good, but turns out not to be so; also the title of a Dave Friedman[?] or Herschel Gordon Lewis[?] "Southern squalor" movie.

    GeraldFnordon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentROCK AND ROLL IS ABOUT FUCKING, NOTHING ELSE.

    -Lux
    ModernDandyon April 25, 2010   Link

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