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Sonic Youth — The Empty Page
Album: Murray Street
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:18
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These are the words
But not the truth
God bless them all
When they speak to you

But that's alright
On an empty stage
Sing out when
There's no other way

Come drift the town where secrets lie
Where friends and neighbours keep drifting by
But that's alright
You're here to stay
Sing out tonight
The empty page

I always thought I'd see
Your name in flashing light
You did it all for free, girl
And freely ripped the night
You're free to fight

These are the words
But not the truth
God bless them all
When they speak to you

But that's alright
You're here to stay
Sing out tonight
The empty page

Do you remember the time
When you were new in town
You smashed your head in the mirror, baby
And kissed the frozen ground
Yr ripped up sound

The empty page has wasted down
The empty page is ripped
The empty page will waste this town
The empty page has slipped
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lyrics: Thurston Moore
Sonic Youth - MURRAY STREET (2002)
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Yes! We need MORE Sonic Youth Bill! Please oblige.....
Yes! We need MORE Sonic Youth Bill! Please oblige.....
I live for that moment after "Yr ripped up sound."

Both based in NYC this song has a surprisingly similar sound to Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, a band never heard on RP to my knowledge.  Try it, you'll like it!
 pescivendolo wrote:
Marginally ho-hum. They've yet to impress me. At all. I don't bye the hype.
 
Hype? What hype? They've been around since you were walking in diapers and since them have had full creative control over their records. These guys are a rock & roll miracle for being around so long and still putting out fantastic albums! And man... can they still rock live!!!

Easy 9... MORE SONIC YOUTH!!!!! {#Guitarist}
i like the album cover :)

This song would sound good into The Doors..into the night? .oh can't think of song title. Shoot!  Can anyone else take a guess/imagine it?

 Hannio wrote:


True. But when did that ever really matter in this type of music? Somehow the poor singing fits right in with the song as a whole and strengthens it.
  No, it doesn't.  It just makes it suck more.


This is pretty good for Scronic Youth...{#Music}
o yes, thurston.
Surprisingly good!
 AdyMiles wrote:

Thank goodness. Pile of noisy crap

 
The Dave Matthews comment section is two songs back.  Try again.

 RadioDoc wrote:
Wow.  Almost three years between plays.
 
Thank goodness. Pile of noisy crap

Love the cover!
Wow.  Almost three years between comments.

I've always liked these guys.  Not sure why...I just do.

Stefen wrote:
They can't sing!
True. But when did that ever really matter in this type of music? Somehow the poor singing fits right in with the song as a whole and strengthens it.
Tried hard to get into SY, but their music gets very repetitive very quickly. Bought their first and their last; don't listen to either one.
Unfortunately sonic youth. AKA, sonically-challenged youth.
Stefen wrote:
They can't sing!
Absolutely correct.
Marginally ho-hum. :yawn: They've yet to impress me. At all. I don't bye the hype.
They can't sing!
Sooooooo Gooooood!
uhuuuuuuuu :)
daveesh wrote:
love this!
me too!
love this!
where have i heard this before? no alternative?
:notworthy: (finally)
play me!