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Lariat
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Lyrics


Only a chariot could cross it
Across this void

I wouldn't jerry rig or candy coat your Latin kisses

You're not what you aren't
You're aren't what you're not
You got what you want/You want what you got
People look great when they shave
Don't they?

We lived on Tennyson and venison and The Grateful Dead
It was Mudhoney summer, Torch of Mystics, Double bummer

You're not what you aren't
You're aren't what you're not
You got what you want
You want what you got
Feels so great in the shade

A love like oxygen, so foxy then so terrific now
On a jape I'm returning
Bobby spinnin' out
I was so messed up
You were drunk and high
Just a ramblin' wreck
Comin' off the breaks to see what was shaking

We grew up listening to the music from the best decade ever
Talkin' about the A-D-D's
We grew up listening to the music from the best decade ever

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Telli Carter

this band is a total pavement rip-off

William Dickman

It's still a Pavement rip off.  We all love a Pavement rip off.

Howlin’ Jacques Lisbon

Stephen Malkmus was part of Pavement????? Ummm... You're probably just a troll

funforalgernon

We lived on Tennyson and venison and The Grateful Dead.

Club Astro Transcendental Motor

I've been there.

Mike Patterson

I know I'm in the minority, but I always felt Malkmus gets BETTER all the way through his career.  I like the last Pavement record petter than the seminal first (which I still love) and his solo/Jicks work has been better than Pavement (except for "Real Emotional..." which as kind of a step back). Looks like he's ready to top himself again! I can't get this track outta my head since first listen!

"We lived on Tennyson and venison and The Grateful Dead"

Brilliant!
Can't wait for the album!

Carlo Marchiori

You're not alone

Timothy Chase

it's funny because for me it's pretty much the opposite. RET, pig lib and the first album are faves + pavement is better. but hey we both like malkmus and pavement so that's what matters!

Mike Patterson

@chrisocony . That's the beauty of rock and roll!!

chrisocony

Well, I kind of agree with you about the progression, but on the other hand, all of his records from Pavement through the Jicks are kind of interchangeable, except maybe Slanted. Almost any track on any one could fit on another.

And I just want to note that to me Real Emotional Trash is a real pinnacle, maybe my favorite album ever by Malkmus. So even as fans of the same band, our personal tastes can vary within.

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