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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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FR

wow this is actually really good. I'm a huge Pavement fan and I never wanted to listen to Stephen's solo work, but this is terrific.

Mark Sheehan

Aaaaaaahhhh! ??? How? How could you survive losing Pavement knowing theres so much solo Malkmus, our generations most original underrated guitarist? Start w/ the 1st album up to now, i implore yoy

J P

Never limit yourself

Club Astro Transcendental Motor

+chrisocony This is a bit coincidental that you just sent me that bit of comment as I sit in my office in Manhattan, all the co workers at lunch, and I'm blasting Half A Canyon. Perfect Sound Forever indeed!

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Georgie Porgie

This song is like a breath of fresh air!

Philliben1991

This song is so infectiously easy going I feel like everything is actually going to be OK when otherwise I might not.  I've also fallen in love with the unattainable beauty in the video.  The best kind of falling in love, of course.  Impervious to reality!

ContractingNebula

This is great. Pumped for the new album and seeing them live:)

frankc32

Malkmus is great.  Plain and simple.

reminds me of David Lowery; just an exceptional talent, distinctive in all contexts.

Cheers! 

Carlo Marchiori

I've had the hole Jicks discography on rotation for a while now and I dare to say it's a pretty unparalleled opus.

Jonah Delso

Long live Stephen Malkmus.

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