CHAPEL HILL
   
Originally Released on:

DIRTY

also appears on:

  • Dirty deluxe reissue 2CD/4LP

Line-up:
Thurston - guitar/vocals
Kim - bass
Lee - guitar
Steve - drums

Lyrics   status: confirmed

Back in the days when the battles raged
And we thought it was nothing
A bookstore man meets the CIA
And we know
Throw me a cord and plug it in
Get the Cradle rockin'
Out with the redneck pig old men
And it's gold

Hair in the hole in my head
Too bad the scene is dead
Memory's in the shadow
Back in time again

I can't forget your terrorized face
When you cried for the shameless
Wasted life, AmeriK-K-Kan
Then you smiled
Said why should we run when we can not hide?
And my flag is burnin'
We could be wrong but that's alright
We'll rise again

Hair in the hole in my head
Too bad the scene is dead
Memory's in the shadow
It's back in town again

Lookin' away it's another day
And of course we love you
But radical man meets the CIA
And we said no
We'll round up the Durham H.C. kids
And the Char Grill killers
Jesse H. coming to our pit
All ages show

Hair in the hole in my head
Too bad the scene is dead
Memory's in the shadow
It's back in time again

Track length: 4:47

First Known Performance: 08/23/91
Last Known Performance:  10/22/92

NOTES:

  • Written about the town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There are a few references to the scene there, including frequent sonic venue Cat's Cradle.
  • One of the first songs written for Dirty, premiered on the August '91 Euro-tour (when The Year Punk Broke was filmed).
  • Apparently spurred by the unsolved February 1991 murder of North Carolina bookseller Bob Sheldon.