Brink of the Clouds
Pavement Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

Bring on the clouds
Why you why you why you why you why you why you wait?
Head for your daughter, head for your daughter
See what you bring
Head on the cloud
Why you why you why you why you wait
Head for your daughter head for your daugh- your mum
Said one rosey lain on your neck
So patiently wait...
Yeah!
Before you go
You gotta hand!
OOOOH
??
It takes one child lain hold her time for me
Easy-easy-easy-e
GO!
GO!
GO!
GO!
GO!
C'mon!
GO!
Here it comes
There's a mount'
And if you look around
You better shout
You guys are looking down
On the ground
When I ??
??
Down
Later
Later
Later
Later
I got the DC
And I love candy pumpkins
I know DC
And all the black shit buckets
And the capital
And the capital sucks
Like a captial should
Everyone and every tan
Don't mention brussels
Don't mention antwerp
Don't mention bruges
Don't mention black orange, black orange, etc.
Orange black, ornage black
Is the man
Are the men



Orange black
...

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Pavement's song "Brink of the Clouds" are quite abstract and open to interpretation. The song seems to be a stream of consciousness that does not follow a particular narrative. The repeated line "Why you why you why you why you why you why you wait?" probably suggests impatience and a desire to take action. The second line "Head for your daughter, head for your daughter, see what you bring" is puzzling but could be interpreted as a call to take responsibility for one's offspring.


The mention of a "rose laid on your neck" could evoke a romantic or intimate moment, but the next line "so patiently wait" suggests that the blissful moment has passed, and now the singer is waiting for something else. The following lines are a mix of non sequiturs and nonsense, invoking words like "Easy-easy-easy-e" and "GO!" as if the singer is exhorting himself or others to take action. The last part of the song mentions the DC (probably Washington, DC), candy pumpkins, black shit buckets, and the capital city being a disappointment. The mention of Brussels, Antwerp, and Bruges could be a nod to Pavement's interest in European culture, as several songs on their album "Brighten the Corners" mention European cities.


Overall, "Brink of the Clouds" is a quirky and enigmatic song that showcases Pavement's lo-fi, idiosyncratic style of indie rock.


Line by Line Meaning

Bring on the clouds
Let the clouds come in.


Why you why you why you why you why you why you wait?
Why are you waiting? Repeat.


Head for your daughter, head for your daughter
Go to your daughter.


See what you bring
Take a look at what you've brought.


Head on the cloud
Let your head be in the clouds.


Head for your daughter head for your daugh- your mum
Go to your daughter or your mother.


Said one rosey lain on your neck
Someone said something romantic to you.


So patiently wait...
Wait patiently.


Before you go
Before you leave.


You gotta hand!
You have to help!


OOOOH
Expressing enthusiasm.


??
Unknown/expression.


It takes one child lain hold her time for me
If you have a child, take care of them.


Easy-easy-easy-e
Easy does it.


GO!
Go for it!


C'mon!
Come on!


Here it comes
It's coming.


There's a mount'
There's a mountain.


And if you look around
If you observe your surroundings.


You better shout
You should shout.


You guys are looking down
You all are looking down.


On the ground
At the ground.


When I ??
Unknown/expression.


??
Unknown/expression.


Down
Downward.


Later
Later on.


Later
Later on.


Later
Later on.


Later
Later on.


I got the DC
I have the product code for DC brand.


And I love candy pumpkins
I enjoy eating candy pumpkins.


I know DC
I am familiar with the DC brand.


And all the black shit buckets
And everything that is black and negative.


And the capital
And Washington D.C. as a capital of the United States.


And the capital sucks
And the capital is bad.


Like a captial should
As capital cities usually are.


Everyone and every tan
Every person and every tan.


Don't mention brussels
Don't bring up Brussels.


Don't mention antwerp
Don't bring up Antwerp.


Don't mention bruges
Don't bring up Bruges.


Don't mention black orange, black orange, etc.
Don't bring up anything related to black and orange.


Orange black, ornage black
Repeating the colors.


Is the man
Is the best.


Are the men
Are the best.


Orange black
Colors black and orange.




Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
Written by: STEPHEN MALKMUS

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

More Versions