"Stevie Nix" as written by and Tad Jason Kubler Galen M. Polivka....
You came into the party with a long black shawl.
And the guys from the front lawn were making jokes about the white swan.
Some nights we just need to get touched and rub right up against something plush.
Some nights it's just a crush and some nights it's blood lust.
She said we might use you later on.
Meet me back here right around dawn.

You came into the ER drinking gin from a jam jar.
And the nurses making jokes about the ER being like an after bar.
You know you're weak and effete and I'm coming up from the streets.
You're up in your loft getting soft and I'm coming up the stairs and I'm coming from the streets.
She said I love the guys you cant trust.
Meet me back here about dusk.

I was half dead. then I got born again.
I got lost in all the lights but it was ok in the end.
And when we hit the twin cities I didn't know that much about it.
I knew Mary Tyler Moore and I knew profane existence.
I was keyed up. Keys jangled in the stalls.
They counted money in the motels. They mostly sold it in the malls.
And the carpet at the Thunderbird has a burn for every cowboy that got fenced in.

She said you remind me of Rod Stewart when he was young.
You've got passion, you think that you're sexy.
And all the punks think that you're dumb.
The guys around the lockers got a story about the stomach pump.
And the guys behind the theater found a body in the garbage dump.

She got screwed up by religion. She got screwed by soccer players.
She got high for the first time in the camps down by the banks of the Mississippi river.
Lord to be seventeen forever.
She got confused about the truth. She came to in a confession.
She got high for the last time in the camps down by the banks of the river.
Lord to be thirty three forever.

She got screwed up by her vision.
It was scary when she saw him.
She didn't tell a single person about the camps on the banks of the Mississippi river.
Lord to be seventeen forever.
She got strung out the scene. she got scared when it got druggy.
The way the whispers bit like fangs in the last hour of the parties.
Lord to be thirty three forever.


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"Stevie Nix" as written by Galen M. Polivka Craig Finn

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  • +2
    General Comment"she got screwed up by religion she got screwed by soccer players" that line's brilliant. along with the rest of them.
    this is one of my favourite ths songs. dont understand why no one else has commented
    selfishisgorgeouson April 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentjesus died at 33
    one or clownon December 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"she said you remind me of rod stewart when he was young. you've got passion, you think that you're sexy. and all the punks think that you're dumb."

    best. compliment. ever.
    breakforinstrumentalson March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis band has taught me so much.
    kidcharlamegneon March 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprofane existence represent!
    BlackLungFeveron July 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I was half dead" could be a subtle reference to "Half Dead and Dynamite," the second Lifter Puller album. He says it a lot.
    james85on January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLaaawwwwwwd to be 33 forever.
    pieceustogetheron July 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCraig Finn said on the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show with Mike Davies that this song was about the rumours that you hear about rock stars, specifically before the internet with stars like Stevie Nix and Ozzy Osbourne.

    I'm not quite sure it came out quite like that.
    Bownon March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gets to me every time. the last part (lord, to be 33 forever...) is beautiful.
    markgbon July 24, 2011   Link

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