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Sonic Youth: The Sprawl Meaning

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[Kim]
To the extent that I wear skirts
And cheap nylon slips
I've gone native
I wanted to know the exact dimension of hell
Does this sound simple?
Fuck you! Are you for sale?
Does 'Fuck you' sound simple enough?
This was the only part...

  1. roxixmas
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    Jan 13th report

    I was just reading the first few chapters of Denis Johnson’s novel, The Stars at Noon. I thought...these sentences seem familiar. Then I recalled this song. Not sure why Sonic Youth didn’t credit the novel as their inspiration.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2017 report

    Once more Sonic Youth overtly display their worship of the pop icon Madonna in this abstracted display of Awe. On more than one occasion she has let her displeasure about this song be known.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2009 report

    i think that the "he was candy all over" part is talking about like a salesperson, maybe on a tv screen or sumthin. suggesting that he was very convincing... that kinda connects to the whole marketing and commercialization theme in this song.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2008 report

    I believe this is a song about the commercialization of so many things in America, and how everybody is material crazed. Shown in the lyrics below:
    "come down to the store, you can but some more more more"
    and:
    "out in front were the big machines, steel and rusty now I guess. out back was the river. That big sign down the road that's where is all started"
    one line doesn't fit in, and it suggests a regretted love.
    "only part that turned me on but he was candy all over"
    (what does it mean?)


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