Your mouth's a mile away [Repeat x8]
I'm already gone
Hey you know me
Encatuse, (someone told me it's Spanish for "and I know you?")
Your mouth's a mile away

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    General CommentEvery time I listen to it.. it makes me think that the mouth he's talking about isn't on her face, if you catch my drift. He's too lazy to go down on her, and he's 'already gone'. "Hey you know me, and I know you." And then he calls her a 'slag' which is apparently british slang for a slut.

    It could be all a big dirty joke, or a commentary on the whole male chauvinist / selfish asshole manly douche thing, or he really just hates going down on women/her.. and if he's already gotten his fill then she's a 'slag' for asking for it. It's like.. 'Oh c'mon baby, your pussy is a mile away, don't be such a slut.' And then 'Hey, you know me', as if that validates his attitude, 'and I know you', (you're a slag, lol) more excuses.

    If there's anything to interpret from the tone of the song, it's that he's pretty angry.. but that sense of humor is always hiding in the shadows somewhere. Honestly, I'm glad that the intent of it (and so many other Pixies songs) is left a mystery. Ambiguity is what allows insanely awesome songs like this mean so many things to so many people. =)
    maniacafrodisiacon December 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe sheer energy blows me away every time
    GabeDukeon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment'snot "encatuse", which is silly nonsense
    'tis "me conoces" know me.
    JilliefromChileon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is like the most intense and fierce rock song ever.
    Ramagammaon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcobain did say "smells like teen spirit" was an attempt to write a pixies song
    mistercheechon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter hearing numerous live clips of this song, I think the lyrics are way wrong. Here's what I got out it says

    Your mouth's a mile away(x8)
    Your mouth's (argh!) all the way gone
    Hey, you know me
    Hey, can't you see? (not "encatuse", whatever the hell that means, and the correct spanish is "me conoces".)

    Your mouth's... silly (not "slag").

    That IMO, makes more lyrical sense. What it means? Well... I think it involves the incredulity of a relationship. WOuldn't be surprised if it's tied up in some sexual way.

    Either way, this song is friggin' awesome. The energy of it is enough to blast you off your shoes.
    crevillaon January 30, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the overall theme to the Pixies song, "Rock Music" is either referring to drug addiction or someone leaving a bad/violent relationship.

    "Your mouth's a mile away" is just another way of saying "no matter what you say, I'm not listening to you" This could be a reference to someone trying to lend advice to a drug addict or possibly a girlfriend who is trying to reconcile with her bitter lover, before he leaves permanently. Again, no matter how much this person speaks, it does no good. The drug addict (or the heartbroken lover) has made up his mind. The other person's mouth might as well be "a mile away".

    The next verse, "I'm already gone" hammers this song's meaning into the listener's skull, yet again. It simply restates that its too late. The drug addict (or the lover) has made up his mind. "Gone" means that the addict considers himself as good as dead or figures he will be dead soon, due to the life hes living. In the lover's case, "gone" would refer to literally moving away or leaving.

    **Correction** I just wanted to make it clear that the actual lyrics to the next verse are "Hey you know me, *Me conoce* ". You can find these and all other official Pixies song lyrics @ In this line the meaning is exactly parallel with how the lyric reads. In other words, the singer is saying "You know how I feel and what I'm all about, so why are you so shocked?"
    rowidzon March 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjust a song that simply rocks out
    hpw101on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti fucking love this song

    the energy in it is amazing

    i hate how bossanova and tlm are so underrated. they are amazing albums.
    bharQon June 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMan, When I year this song I just wanna kick the shit out of things. FUCK YEAH!
    Ramagammaon January 01, 2005   Link

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