Friday, December 07, 2007

The Shins are calling us out...

I recently put the song "Phantom Limb" by The Shins on my iphone. As it was playing, something caught my attention. Did they just say "goathead"?
Yes they did...

Foals in winter coats,
White girls of the North,
File past one, five and one
They are the fabled lambs,
Of Sunday ham,
The EHS norm.

And they could float above the grass,
In circles if they tried,
A latent power I know they hide,
To keep some hope alive,
That a girl like I'm could ever try,
Could ever try.

So we just skirt the hallway sides,
A phantom and a fly,
Follow the lines and wonder why
There's no connection.

And week of rolling eyes,
And cheap shots from the trite,

And we're off to Nemacura’s porch again,
Another afternoon with the goat head tunes,
And pilfered booze.

We wandered through the mama's house,
And the milk from the window lights,
Family portrait circa ninety-five,
This is that foreign land,
With the sprayed on tans,
And it all feels fine,
Be it silk or slime,

So, when they tap our mundane heads,
To zombie-walk in our stead,
This town seems hardly worth our time,
And we'll no longer memorize or rhyme,
Too far along in our climb,
Stepping over what now towers to the sky,
With no connection.

Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo

So, when they tap our Sunday heads,
To zombie-walk in our stead,
This town seems hardly worth our time,
And we'll no longer memorize or rhyme,
Too far along in our crime,
Stepping over what now towers to the sky,
With no connection.

Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo


...So, we riding this weekend or what? The Proletariat and I met for lunch yesterday and decided that all the guys would have to wear dresses on Sunday if we don't ride.

4 comments:

Lumpy said...

I thought I heard them say "Goathead tunes", I was always curious what they were singing about......Now that I've read all the lyrics, I'm still wondering what the heck they're singing about. Well, whatever it is it earned them a spot on the soundtrack for the '07 Goathead video.

Tina said...

I think it means songs from Goat's Head Soup, which is an old album by the Rolling Stones.

Lumpy said...

Tina,

Thanks for your prompt response on this matter.

- Lumpy

Lucas W. Taylor said...

Goathead is a former Portland Oregon band. The Shins were living in p-town when the album came out.