Song of the Day #2,622: ‘The Slim’ – Sugar

copper_blue_hq_769410The album that showed up the most in my research of 1992’s most critically-acclaimed records is one I’d never heard of — Copper Blue by Sugar. This is the debut album by the band, which was founded by Bob Mould, former Husker Du frontman.

I guess the fact that I don’t know anything by Husker Du, either, explains why this one is totally new to me.

The name Sugar had me expecting something sweet, maybe indie pop or folk rock. But this is a pretty aggressive alternative punk album, and based on a quick sampling on YouTube, one I don’t regret missing out on.

Do you know where you’re going
Do you know where you’ve been
Is it simple is it simple
The chances seemed so slim
In a cloud is it cloudy
You’ve clouded up again
Your perception your decision
Your decision

Behind I’m left behind
Oh, I’m left behind, I’m left behind
It’s a matter of time
Your protection from ejection
My rejection
Protection from the slide
Projection from a slide

Did it all seem so easy
So easy to concede
Giving in giving in
The chances seemed so slim
In a moment just a moment
I felt you rushing in
You were rushing I am crushing
Your rush to cruise this

I’m left behind
Left behind I’m left behind
It’s a matter of time

Your protection from injection
My rejection
Protection from the slide
Projection from a slide

I with your breath on my pillow
And I with the memory
I get to wait it out never put it away
When you left with your death
I felt empty when I looked back
On my pillow what you used to say
What you used to say

I…I’m left behind
I…I’m left behind

I with your breath on my pillow
I with the memory
I get to wait
It out never put it away
When you left with your death
I felt anger when I looked back
On my pillow what you used to say
What you used to say

I felt your breath for a moment
I heard your voice for a moment
Then I looked back
On my pillow what you used to say
What we used to say
That the chances seemed so slim
The chances used to be so slim

Now I swim alone
The slim
Alone

To honor and obey
To cherish and to worship
In sickness and in health
For richer for poorer for anything
Til death do us part

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,622: ‘The Slim’ – Sugar

  1. Dana says:

    Glad this passed me by as well.

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