Oh My Golly!
Pixies Lyrics


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Dentro las piñones y las olas riqueñas
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Caminamos bajo la luna caribe
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!

Besando, chichando con Surfer Rosa
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Huésped de su manera
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!

Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa

Yo soy playero pero no hay playa
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Bien perdido por la Surfer Rosa
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!

La vida total es un porquería, porquería
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Hecho de menos más que vida
Oh my golly! Oh my golly!

Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa, huh, huh

Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa, huh

You fucking die, I said to her
I said you fucking die to her
Huh
What
No, no
I was talking to Kim
I said you fucking die
No, I-I, we're just goofing around
No, no, I didn't have anything to do with anything
She said don't touch-anybody touch, this is my stuff
And I said you fucking die, like that




I was finishing that part for her
You know what I mean

Overall Meaning

Pixies' song Oh My Golly! is a chaotic and cryptic song, with elements of Spanish and English that blend together throughout the track. The lyrics are a reflection of the band's surrealistic image, reflecting the absurd and the distorted, which they were known for in their genre. The words themselves seem to be a nonsensical collage of phrases, but there are some elements that can be drawn out from the song. The first verse could be viewed as a reflection on the beauty of life, as the group walks under the Caribbean moon, surrounded by the sound of waves and pine nuts. The second verse is a bit stranger, with the lyrics discussing the singer's interaction with Surfer Rosa, a host of some sort. The chorus of the song adds the name Rosa into the equation, as if it somehow links the previous and the coming verses together, creating a storyline.


The third verse seems to take a more pessimistic tone, stating that life is a complete and utter waste. The end of the song returns to Surfer Rosa, with the singer making a threatening comment about her things, though their true intentions remain unclear. It is a significant shift from the rest of the song, which remains heavily focused on the beauty and the absurdity of life, without a clear direction or purpose. It is possible that Pixies meant for the song to be open to interpretation, lacking a concrete narrative, but rather creating a feeling or a mood through the combination of languages and sounds.


Line by Line Meaning

Dentro las piñones y las olas riqueñas
Amongst the pine trees and the rich waves


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Caminamos bajo la luna caribe
We walk beneath the Caribbean moon


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Besando, chichando con Surfer Rosa
Kissing and fooling around with Surfer Rosa


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Huésped de su manera
Guest in her way


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa


Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa


Yo soy playero pero no hay playa
I'm a beach boy but there's no beach


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Bien perdido por la Surfer Rosa
Very lost for Surfer Rosa


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


La vida total es un porquería, porquería
The whole life is garbage, garbage


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Hecho de menos más que vida
Miss more than life


Oh my golly! Oh my golly!
Holy cow! Holy cow!


Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa


Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa, huh, huh


Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa


Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa, huh
Rosa, oh, oh, ooh Rosa, huh


You fucking die, I said to her
I told her to go die


I said you fucking die to her
I told her to go die


Huh
Who knows what that means?


What
What?


No, no
No, no


I was talking to Kim
I was talking to Kim


I said you fucking die
I told her to go die


No, I-I, we're just goofing around
No, we're just joking


No, no, I didn't have anything to do with anything
No, I had nothing to do with anything


She said don't touch-anybody touch, this is my stuff
She said don't touch, this is my stuff


And I said you fucking die, like that
And I said go die, like that


I was finishing that part for her
I was finishing that part for her


You know what I mean
You know what I mean




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHARLES THOMPSON

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