SECRET GIRL
   
Originally Released on:

EVOL

also appears on:

  • Made in USA soundtrack (original)
  • Made in USA
  • Live in Texas (live '86)
  • Smart Bar - Chicago 1985 (live 1985)

Line-up:
Thurston - piano/feedback
Kim - vocals
Lee - guitar

Lyrics   status: confirmed

My mother used to say
"You're the boy that can enjoy invisibility"
I'm the boy that can enjoy invisibility
Close your eyes and make a wish
Cross yourself, see yourself
Feel yourself, scream once more
Move yourself across the floor
Burn inside between two walls
The advertisement's saying
The pleasure's everlasting
Come and touch me
The advertisement's saying
The pleasure's everlasting
Come and touch me here
So I know that I'm not there

Track length: 2:54

First Known Performance: 06/12/85
Last Known Performance:  07/16/93

NOTES:

  • Working title: "Piano Tape"
  • Aka "Secret Girls" (label on EVOL vinyl + Texas CD)
  • One of the first songs written for EVOL.
  • Thurston recorded the piano onto cassette, and then slowed it down for the song's backdrop. For live performances, the tape is played thru an amplifier while Kim sings, and the guys either take a break or contribute subtle feedback.
  • "I'm The Boy That Can Enjoy Invisibility - J.J." is etched into the runout groove of the Flower/Halloween 12". J.J. is James Joyce, whom the quote is taken from.
  • Variations of Secret Girl are featured on the Sonic Youth soundtrack for Made In Usa, including The Velvet Plug, Tulip Fire 2, and O.J.'s Glove or What? The song is also featured in the film at times.
ALTERNATE VERSIONS:

  • "Smart Bar - Chicago 1985" - LIVE - 3:13

    Recorded live 08/11/85 Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar.

  • On "Live in Texas" - LIVE - 4:24

    Recorded live on 4/12/86 in Austin, Texas @ the Continental Club. Listed on back as "Secret Girls".