Topic: Sparkle Hard Lyrics

I've only had one or two good, focused listens, but I am having a hard time picking out a good chunk of the lyrics on this record. My ears aren't great. There are some definite gems in here, and I feel like I'm missing some more. Anyone interested in helping out and starting a lyric thread?

- Nathan

2 (edited by setyabacksetyabacksetya 2018-06-07 08:30:34)

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I have a ton of questions/holes, but here’s what I’ve managed from my listens. I've cheated a few times to check my hearing against the stupid lyrics sight, just to see if I'm track, etc.

I'm going to post these one at a time, but I'll add songs to this post.


CAST OFF

Cast off from the shadows
Cast off from the bricks when they fall
I need some attention
It’s all that you’re focused on

Take off if you’re willing
Speak up if you know that you are
Unable to follow
Silly rabbits gotta run cuz they’re prey!


Sail(?) it to me eloquently
There’s no one left to do
Everything that you said you’d do

Take out the rest(?) It’s not comin back
There’s no one left to do
Everything that you said you’d do


FUTURE SUITE

Come (run?) along in vibrations
Like a bee in the sun
Be a song of elation
that was meant to be sung
By a band you invented
when the night was so young
Time is meant to be savored
By the last ones that got stung

What is money, but potential wellbeing
Pressed into a material form?
But if you journey to that jive orbit
You’ll be wanting it more and more
But the future allows vexation
With synthetic cosmic dust (?)
I’m at peace with my mentors
I cannot avoid their thrust

Come before the lash
Before the critters
Come Before my time, we'll see
Everybody knows that he's coming out the execution tree



SOLID SILK

Make up an innocent average girl
Kissin under prairie moon
No one knows
She’s so amazing

Love and poverty, wealth and hate
How you gonna beat it out
if you don’t know you don’t have to forget?


Pile into Jackie, he’s up for it
He’ll never see the butter side of his daily bread
Kinda lucky?

Fiscal plague, information dust
Piled over everyone, every one of us.
It’s a violation


Numbskull chip off of some old block
Dagger glances for the kids
he’s running off
It’s so contagious

They’ll step on you if you talk too true
Rubber bullets for the clown
it’s slug eat slug
it’s annihilation

I scratched out a doggerel verse or two
To set you back on your way
back to you
In a minute

cynical pinnacles we swung too high
Flaccid as a wedding cake
When tight makes right
with a kiss goodnight


BIKE LANE

Another beautiful bike lane
Another beautiful bike lane

The cops, the cops they killed Freddie
Sweet little Freddie gray
Got behind him with the truncheons
And choked the life right out of him
His life expectancy was max 25

Go Freddie Go!

Another beautiful bike lane
Another beautiful bike lane

Poor cops, so busy shuttling the miscreants
From the streets to the station
And now they’ve got an audience
Kick off yer jackboots, it’s time to unwind

Freddie GO!

Another beautiful bike lane
Another beautiful bike lane


MIDDLE AMERICA


Blame stops until you do
Blame stops until you do
Do your major duty
And crawl right back again

Time gets to me and
I, The heir apparent just might try
You know you should be winning
Time won’t wait for you (to fall?)

Crush me back to where I belong
Hold me down there anchored strong
Fill me up til I overflow
In the wintertime, In the wintertime
When we get down to it, we wanted to / want it too?

Arms never get on top
You heed that notion and you’ll drop
I will not be one of the watchers
I will not disappear

Time gets to me and
I wonder how to simplify
You know you should be blushin
To a hue of Robitussin (??)

Men are scum, I won’t deny
May you be shitfaced the day you die
And be successful in all your lies
In the wintertime, in the wintertime
When we get down to it, you wanted to / want it too?

Do you think you’ve got the nerve
It doesn’t take much nerve
Just kiss yourself metaphorically
And open the door and piss if you need to

Gonna get jt when it’s hot
Come n get it ready or not
It fits in your grips, it’s your feminine trip
Rebel in the rubber pavilion

Captured in a mason jar
Will you be my whispered unnamed star
I’m a galaxy so far far far
From the wintertime, from the wintertime, from the wintertime
Wandering through


RATTLER (lost of questions here)

You remind me of Facebook doom
Such a fine parrot
You’re a bottle I could use
Finding out a spot that’s new (??)
We all wanna want it
Motherfuck your dues (??)


Try me out, just for kicks
Faint resistance
I’m (?) desperate, my friends

Think it out, take a pic
It’s a great existence
Such a fine (???) you’re in


SHIGGY


Come from the underground
Throw me right back where I belong
I’ve got no time for this
Whenever forever, Alright

You’ve seen the blind opinions
You’ve seen them walking so damn tall
I’d like to be your best friend
Whatever forever, Alright

Don’t speak your dumb wisdom
I’m not so easily confused
I’ve been the runaround
It’s taking forever, Alright

You got the sticks-a-talkin
You’ve got a fine imagination
Of all the minor slaves
It’s taking forever
Alright

Nobody sees you
Nobody stares
It’s part of the reason
It’s part of the dare



KITE

Marginally amused by intellectual wolves like that
Over and done with intellectual wolves like that
intellectual wolves like that

Hiding out
Flying lower than a kite shoved in the closet
No deposit, no return

Just right now
I’m not looking for the kind of guy who turns my third place medal into gold
Love maneuvers on the omnibus
Pairing up in lab coats for that frog dissection
Look at his guts!


Holy Ghost
Am I just another mile post on the ascension to wherever you roll
You take it from the backside, love is open wide. UH-HUH!

Just right now, I’ll start looking for the kind of guy who turns my third place medal into gold

Why you gotta ask?
Why don’t you just know?
Why you gotta ask?
Why don’t you just know?
The time is coming past
And Now I gotta go



BRETHREN

Sucha fine life, relenting and good
For the most part up to now
Though you knowk it could all fall apart
In an instant come crashing down

The song and dance, it’s part of the trance
I don’t know when I picked it up
The avoidance drips from your chin,
You’ll never win

With the brethren, bretheren, bretheren
Brethren headlock


So you flip-flop over again to the dark side of colosseum
Down into a hole, into the cellar, here we go
Peruse the data and you will see
I am correct, now notice me!
An invitation to be a star
You know you are

With the brethren, bretheren, bretheren
Brethren headlock

Before you get boo’d off the stage
Find a door that opens out
and skip the pleasantries, Pretend the crowd is Germany
See ya later, ______?
You are the audience ______?
The situation’s never in doubt
Just hear me out

With the brethren, bretheren, bretheren
Brethren headlock


REFUTE


This is a verse about a man who dared
To  fall head over heels for a woman who shared
Similar interests, similar looks
Similar tastes in similar books
Lost in the riddle of her southernish eyes
Paint on lips and French knee-highs
The world was tellin him love is dead
But he’s turnin that logic on its head

Marry on
Marry on and you will know
Marry on

This is a verse about a woman who dared
To fall head first for her young au pair
Middle class values and normalcy
To her that was so last century
She wooed her with Ritalin and drugged Ne-Hi
Egon Schiele prints and French fries
The kind of story made for the stage
The kind of story just jumps off the page, I tell ya

Marry on
Marry on and you will know
Marry on

Marry on Children!
But be aware: the world doesn’t want you anymore!

I know you like to refute All I say
I know you like to refute All I say
I know you like to refute All I say
I know you like to refute all that I have shared today


DIFFICULTIES / LTEV

I’ll be there for the lowest lows
And most of the highs, ever evolving
Well, talk is cheap, I know
And actions they speak volumes
Lounder than a plane

Rock Salt (?!?) deadline chaser

Obstacles around the bend
Your exquisite bend
Nobody warned me
It’s like, do you really care I know
Something about someone close to you as well?
Rock Salt (?!?) deadline chaser

Difficulties etc.


High openness and vanilla bliss
Real recognizes real
Urbanity for the inner skunk
In the eye of the beholder
Let's try to be (inspired to be?) a gentle man first
Let's luck out together
I can bend this room (broom? Spoon?) with my liquid tunes
And fuck you like a feather

No one will care to love the time
When you get by, you might decide
You can't abide to fight the fight
You got some demons on your breath

Micro-aggress, you must confess
You need a foil, you want to spoil
All we have made
A cavalcade of reacting morality (no no no no no no)

It's a cattle crawl
Top drawer, rent seeker
High floor, no weaker
You're highbrow, I'm______?
Some more, some more, some more?

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So now that I finished pasting all that in, Future Suite is climbing to the top of my fav's on this album. What a fucking song! Other thoughts:

1.) My favorite line on the album comes on a song I can't really enjoy yet, but I can't get over "you've got some demons on your breath."  When I was a miscreant teenager my parents would ask to smell my breath whenever I came home late. It felt like such a violation to me, so debasing. Wearing the evidence right front and center on your face.  Whether its booze or cigs or weed or cool ranch doritos or garlicky pizza, it's unavoidable. What can I say, I identify. The struggle is real. smile

2.) Since I live near Minneapolis and we have The Purple One shoved down our throats everywhere we look, I can't help but sing Egon Schiele, Prince, and French Fries.  To me, it works.  You can definitely woo a young au pair with Prince. "I am yours now and you are mine, And together we'll love through all space and time, so don't cry, One day all seven will die." smile

Other favorite lines:


What is money, but potential wellbeing
Pressed into a material form?
But if you journey to that jive orbit
You’ll be wanting it more and more

--

cynical pinnacles we swung too high
Flaccid as a wedding cake
When tight makes right
with a kiss goodnight

--

Men are scum, I won’t deny
May you be shitfaced the day you die
And be successful in all your lies
In the wintertime

--

Pairing up in lab coats for that frog dissection
Look at his guts!

--

The song and dance, it’s part of the trance
I don’t know when I picked it up
The avoidance drips from your chin,
You’ll never win with the brethren

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Thanks for this, setya!

I had thought it was "Egon Schiele prints" but you're def correct -- there's a slight pause there, and tossing Prince in the list is way more SM.

- Nathan

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nguideau wrote:

Thanks for this, setya!

I had thought it was "Egon Schiele prints" but you're def correct -- there's a slight pause there, and tossing Prince in the list is way more SM.


I don't know if I'm "correct," (NOW NOTICE ME!) that pause just seems like part of the rhythm to me. Then again, I figured out TRICK ENDURO SAY GOODNIGHT;)

This is one of those lines that just works beautifully either way, and I'm perfectly content not knowing the author's actual intention.

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Better than I ever did.  I still hear "chicken noodle say goodnight", which, you know, COULD be a lyric from Malkmus

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setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

Then again, I figured out TRICK ENDURO SAY GOODNIGHT

omg it's a miracle. i feel so happy

http://www.stephenmalkmus.com/punbb/upl … hp?id=6876

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jickjoosment wrote:
setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

Then again, I figured out TRICK ENDURO SAY GOODNIGHT

omg it's a miracle. i feel so happy

http://www.stephenmalkmus.com/punbb/upl … hp?id=6876

Haha. Happy to bring the happy. If you google around you’ll find there are people who beat me to this in the mid 20-oughts, but I did come to this on my own, I swear.

http://www.stephenmalkmus.com/punbb/upl … p?id=12590

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setya, a few thoughts after I've listened more and more. I am not 100% but what do you think...

CAST OFF

...

Sail/*Sell* it to me eloquently
There’s no one left to do
Everything that you said you’d do

MIDDLE AMERICA

...

Time gets to me and
I, The heir apparent just might try
You know you should be winning
Time won’t wait for you (to fall?)/*to grow*

DIFFICULTIES

...

Rock Salt (?!?) deadline chaser [I definitely hear "rock salt" but yeah, this one is tough to make out]

LTEV

...

I can bend this room (broom? Spoon?) with my liquid tunes
And fuck you like a feather [I think it is "fluff you like a feather"]

- Nathan

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i was pretty sure it's "rock song headline chaser" or something about a rock song.  i could be wrong though.

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Jesus Christ wrote:

i was pretty sure it's "rock song headline chaser" or something about a rock song.  i could be wrong though.

That sure as shit makes a lot more sense than "rock salt!" But who knows with SM sometimes.

- Nathan

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Man, Rock Song makes much more sense, but I can't unhear Rock Salt since my first lesson.

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It's definitely rock salt as confirmed by The Official Jicks Magnetic Poetry Set.

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perfectdepth wrote:

It's definitely rock salt as confirmed by The Official Jicks Magnetic Poetry Set.

Shit. Knew I shoulda got one!

- Nathan

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I thought it was rock salt but felt intimidated seeing “rocks all,” and so assumed I must be wrong. Even though either way ida scratched my head and wondered what it all means (while being okay that I didn’t).

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nguideau wrote:

LTEV

...

I can bend this room (broom? Spoon?) with my liquid tunes
And fuck you like a feather [I think it is "fluff you like a feather"]

Changed my mind on this one, I think it is "pluck you like a feather."

- Nathan

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nguideau wrote:
perfectdepth wrote:

It's definitely rock salt as confirmed by The Official Jicks Magnetic Poetry Set.

Shit. Knew I shoulda got one!

i didn't see "rock salt" in my malknetic set. are there more than one set out there?

to that end, i had thought it was "rocks off headline chaser"

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realmac wrote:
nguideau wrote:
perfectdepth wrote:

It's definitely rock salt as confirmed by The Official Jicks Magnetic Poetry Set.

Shit. Knew I shoulda got one!

i didn't see "rock salt" in my malknetic set. are there more than one set out there?

to that end, i had thought it was "rocks off headline chaser"

It's on the paper insert/cover, at least.

19 (edited by kate h 2018-06-19 07:55:42)

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I change well being to welping. I change jive to Jai. Works for me.

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kate h wrote:

I change well being to welping. I change jive to Jai. Works for me.

Anyone else loving the way he pronounces ‘orbit’?

This is almost as good as my last signature.

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namenamename wrote:
kate h wrote:

I change well being to welping. I change jive to Jai. Works for me.

Anyone else loving the way he pronounces ‘orbit’?

It's pretty good -- how would you spell it phonetically? Quite a challenge.

- Nathan

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awe-bet!

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Alright, seeing Rattler live helped me hear a few things. Tell me what you all think...

RATTLER

You remind me of Facebook doom
Such a fine parrot
You’re a bottle I could use
Finding out a spot that’s new (<-- I think this is correct but I am not 100%)
We all wanna want it
Motherfuck your dues (<-- kinda sucks because I remember during the show thinking "ahhh okay"... but now I don't remember if I confirmed this or heard something else)

Try me out, just for kicks
Fake resistance
Are you desperate, my friends?

Think it out, take a pic
It’s a great existence
Such a fine fine mess you’re in

- Nathan

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Almost positive it's "watermark your doom"

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nguideau wrote:

Alright, seeing Rattler live helped me hear a few things. Tell me what you all think...

RATTLER

You remind me of Facebook doom
Such a fine parrot
You’re a bottle I could use
Finding out a spot that’s new (<-- I think this is correct but I am not 100%)
We all wanna want it
Motherfuck your dues (<-- kinda sucks because I remember during the show thinking "ahhh okay"... but now I don't remember if I confirmed this or heard something else)

Try me out, just for kicks
Fake resistance
Are you desperate, my friends?

Think it out, take a pic
It’s a great existence
Such a fine fine mess you’re in

We haven't talked a lot about little lyrical changes on tour but at one of the shows I saw "such a fine mess you're in" became "such a fine mess we're in."

I also think in one version of "Kite" it became "everybody knows she's coming out the execution door." He to she.

I thought of another one...in DC I think. Man, I better write my little tour diary soon before I forget any little details...