"Suicide Demo for Kara Walker" as written by and Daniel Bejar....
Brown paper bag, don't stop me now, I'm on a roll
Plain brown wrapper in your pocket
Is it still the invisible man you're consorting with, woman?
Now that you got it all wrong
You got it all backwards, girl
Enter through the exit, and exit through the entrance when you can
Seen you consort with your invisible manhole
Fool child, you're never gonna make it
New York City just wants to see you naked, and they will
Though they'd never say so
Wise, old, black and dead in the snow, my southern sister

Sister, sister, was the name of the band
Flesh and blood, my death close at hand
Sister, this is not about me, and it's not about you, I swear
No hard feelings, nothing personal
Soft sculpture rides the air

For free words, words, words
Longings, longings, longings, all in vain
Just ask vanity, abandoned out in the rain by the world
Another proud American
And as proud Americans
We let it slide away
Harmless little negress
You've got to say yes to another excess
Let's go for a ride today

In possession of eyes that say
In possession of eyes that say

A southern bunkhouse
Blue skies up above
A kind of figure of feminine grace and wit passes for love these days
All that slender-wristed, white, translucent business
Passes for love these days
Much hailed genius passes for love these days

Four more years
Four more years
Four hundred more years of this shit, fuck it
I look up, I see the north star
I look up, I see the north star
When I look up at the bar through these tears

Four white pillars Yankee-style
All of America loves to lights his pipes
All of America live to light his pipe at night
To which Dixie responds, "free me"
And then washes his sashes
Again

Maybe or maybe not fast forward, she said
Maybe once the seed is sown, fast forward, she said
This bird has flown south, she said
Don't talk about the south, she said
It's not you, it's nothing personal
No hard feelings, nothing's there
Soft sculpture rides hard on the air

Now that you got it all wrong
You got it all backwards, girl
Enter through the exit, and exit through the entrance
When you can


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"Suicide Demo for Kara Walker" as written by Daniel Bejar

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  • +3
    General CommentI put the lyrics to this one up recently. Obviously not perfect and need some adjustments. Mostly taken from the lyrics to this song posted on the Destroyer Wiki with some changes to represent what I hear as the lyrics.

    Anyways, the song... I cherish each and every Bejar album, but this might be the finest song he's ever put to record. A-ma-zing. Those little traces of melancholy in the horn arrangements, the futility in the lyrics. If feeling suicidal had a sonic representation, this would be it.
    Tiger_milkon December 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe intro is the absolutely ravishing. my mind wanders to a better place...
    carcrashkisson January 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionFirst ? = Mushhead genius passes for love these days

    The second one is correct. Taken from the linear notes.
    FiberOpticJesuson January 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChanged the lyrics to what is in the liner notes of the album. So, this one should be done.
    Tiger_milkon February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy fuck
    thesteezybeezyon March 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy fuck is correct.
    drewskieon March 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentartinfo.com/news/story/36747/walker-on-the-wild-side-dan-bejar-on-his-musical-collaboration-with-artist-kara-walker/

    Interview on the origins of the song. Obviously don't read it if you've got your own ideas and want to keep them.
    leahperon April 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"All of America loves to lights his pipes...
    All of America live to light his pipe at night..."

    talking about toking?
    wh4t3v3ron January 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning"All that slender-wristed white translucent business
    Passes for love, these days...
    Mushhead genius
    Passes for love, these days..."

    I think this stanza/verse is an allusion to oral sex

    "Mushhead genius" could be referring to "Superhead" Corrinne Stephens who was in the news a few years ago for exchanging sex in the hiphop community for money and notoriety.
    obscuraaon February 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationComplete nonsense
    biezo57on July 04, 2012   Link

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