Today’s featured song is the third Random Weekend selection from Pavement’s 1992 album Slanted and Enchanted.
Because I own the 2002 Luxe & Reduxe version of the record, all of the selections so far have been from the bonus material and not the album proper. They’ve also all been pretty bad.
Today’s track, ‘Texas Never Whispers,’ is the best of what I’ve heard so far, but that’s not saying much. This band might be considered one of the most important in the early alt-rock scene, but they aren’t for me.
Here we go
She’s on a hidden tableau
Just a two for one
And a two for one is right
Down my alley sight
I’m just a wasted beehive
Don’t you know it’s an easy thing when it’s lost
Does it show when the ends are frayed and it’s tossed out
Lined with silver thread
I’ve seen your wasted beehive
She’s so lackadaisical
Should’ve been a west coast bride
Backseat on electric glide
And pilots flying drive by fades
Don’t hold your breath too long
This tunnel is a Texas mile
Galaxies and yellow eyes
Bleach a daisy second prize
Cherry picking vagrants
My dashboard’s locked, I guess I’d feel fine
The way the river bends
The one who’s bendin’ over me
Nor for me!