"Stereo Sanctity" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....

I'm keeping my commission to faith's transmission
Two speakers dream the same and skies turn red
Satellites flashing down Orchard and Delancey
I can't get laid 'cause everyone is dead
Hey, gold connections
Analog soul waving in your hair
Hey, hylozoic directions
She's talking blue streaks everywhere
Your spirit is time-reversed to your body
Stereographic mix-up field on field
It started growing up the day your body dies
Only apparently, real to irreal
Hey, stereo stations
Perfect image, kneel down
Hey, hypostatic information
Come on let's hear you turn it around

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"Stereo Sanctity" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song. I can't believe I'm the first to comment this. You should all be ashamed.
    J3R3M7on May 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHell. This song burns my brain. It really rocks.
    myironlungon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwoo-hoo.
    myironlungon January 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningLee Ranaldo was obsessed with PKD around this time and the whole band read his stuff too. This song is a blatant nod to him. So is The Sprawl from DN.
    exobscuraon February 27, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeven!
    masterdebateron May 05, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationafter reading this 3 times and wondering if it just meant nothing i came to the conclusion it has to be drug-realated and recording-related. Stereo Sanctity-has to do with their love for stereo recording (as opposed to using mono) sanctity=holiness
    the beginning where they yell "seven" has to do with the fact that they would yell the take number for the song when recording.
    "two speakers dream the same and skies turn red" refers to the left and right speakers and it is my belief that thurston is referencing the apocalypse when the speakers emit the same sounds (blandness)
    "hey! gold connections analog soul waving in your hair" gold is the best conductor for cords b/c it doesn't cause any buzzing and analog is what style of recording musicians had to use in the 80's until CD's were introduced
    "hey! hylozoic directions she's talking blue streaks everywhere" hylzoic has to do with the philosophy that all matter has life (maybe suggesting that lsd is a living substance?) and blue streaks is most def an lsd reference as people can usually see sounds as colors (they must have done so much in this period)
    my last thought is that this song is being recorded and thurston is using his lyrics to communicate to the sound engineer, but hey how can you derive any meaning from a song that was only supposed to only be understood by the arist on acid
    fenderjazz1on October 05, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe album Sister is loosely 'about' Philip K. Dick (PKD had a twin sister who died six weeks after she was born, and this obsessed him throughout his life). I remember Thurston Moore saying in an interview that some of the lyrics for this album were simply plucked from PKD's writings. Given how 'Dickian' the lyrics to Stereo Sanctity are, I'm guessing this is one of those songs.
    JamesEBon November 26, 2011   Link

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