Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pavement "Unseen Power of the Picket Fence"

I was just listening to another Rhapsody-picked playlist (most of my music listening choices these days are determined by Rhapsody).

Anyway, came across this song by Pavement that harkens back to the old days of REM albums. Those of you who think "Reckoning" is R.E.M.'s best album will appreciate this. Those of you who learned who R.E.M. was when they came out with "Out of Time" probably will not. I worked in a record store called FlipSide in Wauconda, IL when that came out, and we used to call the CD "Out of Talent."

Anyway, here's Pavement's lyrics for the song...



Some bands I like to name check,
And one of them is REM,
Classic songs with a long history
Southern boys just like you and me.
R - E - M
Flashback to 1983,
Chronic Town was their first EP
Later on came Reckoning
Finster's art, and titles to match:
South Central Rain, Don't Go Back To Rockville,
Harbourcoat, Pretty Persuasion,
You were born to be a camera,
Time After Time was my least favourite song,
Time After Time was my least favourite song.
The singer, he had long hair
And the drummer he knew restrait.
And the bass man he had all the right moves
And the guitar player was no saint.
So lets go way back to the ancient times
When there were no 50 states,

And on a hill there stands Sherman
Sherman and his mates.
And they're marching through Georgia,
we're marching through Georgia,
we're marching through Georgia
G-G-G-G-Georgia
They're marching through Georgia,
we're marching through Georgia,
marching through Georgia
G-G-G-G-Georgia
and there stands REM

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