Originally Released on:


also appears on:

  • Alternative NRG (live '92)
  • Dirty deluxe reissue 2CD/4LP

Thurston - guitar
Kim - bass/vocals
Lee - guitar
Steve - drums

Lyrics   status: confirmed

Always cost a pair of hose
Faces pressed together rose
Arms around each other's back
You know that I liked you Jack
Than all the other boys who posed
The silent dance in the woods
In the silver light that shone
Another can of Coca Cola
Don't you ever call me mom
Freckled dance ain't in the plan
The air's so thin I weigh a ton
As far as you can see as fun
You're nothing but a history
A second here, and then you're gone
Quicksand, quicksand all around
Turn the corner just beyond
The shadows move and change the groove
And something tells me not to brood
Turn and run, that's a shove
You're walkin' thru my heart once more
Don't forget to close the door
I'm not certain what you found
I'll remember the charm you wore
Like a crowd followed you
Sunny skies and angel's pleas
Floating down upon my knees
That wasn't it how it's supposed to be
Clear blue eyes, justice tries
The wind is busy blowing dizzy
Your dreams were shot like a star
Exploding in a mind somewhere
Doing something on a dare
Pullin' a trigger like breathin' air
A sun-kissed boy that gave no thought
To what he'd made, while others saved

Ocean spray the candle said
It's dripping in my hand, you're dead
Little brother reminding me
The moments tick forever tree
You can see as far as sin
Don't you know the shape I'm in?
You're walkin' thru my heart once more
Don't forget to close the door

Track length: 4:03

First Known Performance: 09/26/92
Last Known Performance:  07/14/93


  • Working title: "Moonface"
  • Written about the death of band friend Joe Cole.
  • Performed on Later with Jools Holland on December 3rd, 1992. Introduced by Kim: "This next song is called JC. For John Coltrane, Joe Cocker, Johnny Carson, Julia Cafritz and Joe Cole."
  • Opened most of the encores on the Pretty Fucking Dirty tour.


  • On "Alternative NRG" - LIVE - 4:57

    Recorded live on 9/27/92 in Phoenix, Arizona @ Mesa Amphitheater (recorded entirely with solar power!). Thurston: "this song is for a good friend of ours"

  • "Moonface" - DEMO - 4:44

    An instrumental early version of the song recorded at SY's Hoboken rehearsal space in late '91 during demo sessions for 'Dirty'.