"His Indie World" as written by and Mary Lou Lord....
I don't think I fit into his indie world
Guided By Voices and Velocity Girl
Eric's Trip and Rocket Ship, Rancid and Rocket from The Crypt
Bikini Kill and Built to Spill, it's plain to see that I don't fit
He says my songs are too deep and gloomy
He wishes that I could be more like Jenny Toomey
Just give me my Joni my Nick, Neil, and Bob
You can keep your Tsunami, your Slant 6 and Smog

What's the story he says Butterglory
I say what's the news he says the Silver Jews
His heavenly hang-up is getting me down
And it's making me wonder why he's hanging around

Cause I don't fit into his indie scene
Huggy Bear and Helium and Half-Japanese
Sebadoh and Sentridoh and Superchunk and I don't know
Doug and Lou and Calvin too and Kim and Kim and Kim and Kim
Yeah I'm stuck in the past and he's stuck on his four-track
But I can't get through to his one-track mind
I push play and record and a major chord
Maybe I'll win his heart this time
Maybe I'll win his heart this time

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"His Indie World" as written by Mary Lou Lord

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    General CommentAnother charming song with a pretty obvious meaning; this one is about how her guy is into all these obscure indie bands, but she prefers the folkier rock stuff like Joni (Mitchell), Nick (Drake), Neil (Young), and Bob (Dylan).

    Personally, I'd give up every obscure Silver Jews 7-inch I had to get with Miss Mary Lou...bring on the Dylan!
    drucifer23on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very catchy song. I've been trying to find out- who are the musicians Lord names at the end. Doug is Doug Martsch of Built To Spill of course, Lou is Lou Reed, of The Velvet Underground. But who's Calvin? Also, I can only figure one of the Kim's - Kim Deal of The Pixies. Does anyone know the other Kim musicians?
    counterpointon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone is kim gordon of sonic youth, i dont know the other two or if she's just being funny and adding more kims
    trippyappleon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think 'Lou' is a reference to Lou Reed but rather Lou Barlow of Dinosuar Jr. and the aforementioned, Sebadoh, but I don't kow for sure. 'Calvin', I think refers to Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and K records fame, but, once again I'm just guessing!
    silent eulogyon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDo you think Kim Thayil could be one of the Kims? However, I think those two extra Kims aren't meant to represent two other Kims.

    Could Doug be Doug Gillard from Guided by Voices?
    elwyn5150on August 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy guesses:
    Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
    Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
    Kim Deal (Pixies)
    Kim Cobain (Kurt Cobain's sister)

    I want to suggest that this song (and others off the same album) is about Kurt Cobain. (See my comment on "That Kind of Girl") These are definitely musicians that Kurt were into. And I think there's a line "hello hello hello" from "Helsinki," which I think is a reference to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as well. Again, this is just my hypothesis, but I definitely get a greater kick of intrinsic beauty when listening to the record with Kurt in mind.
    Albumon July 20, 2012   Link

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