PIPELINE/KILL TIME
   
Originally Released on:

SISTER

also appears on:

  • Hold That Tiger (live '87)
  • MIX TAPE #4

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

Lyrics   status: confirmed

Stretch me to the point where I stop
Run ten thousand miles and then think of me
I think you know the place we should meet
Don't worry if it's dark and I'm late
Run me out a thin wire
Help me to kill this, love
I'll join you tonight at the bottom of the well
Feel around in the dark until you get the idea

I'm not moving, doesn't mean I can't
Flame on in my head
My best friend sucked his wife's blood
And shriveled up
He was mistaken for sane
We move and groove and cut loose from fear
We should kill time, we'll shut it down
I've got a pipeline straight to the heart of you
Opening in my head

Bright glass on a chain being wound around us
The toiling of idle hands, dripping with guilt
A secret form of punishment, axes thru skulls
Shadow of futility
Endless revolt
The shifting of light and shadows

No one is right
Nothing is solid
Nothing can be held in my hands for long

We should kill time

Track length: 4:35

First Known Performance: 04/23/87
Last Known Performance:  10/16/87

NOTES:

  • Lyrics written April 5th, 1987, if the liners are correct. Several lyrics weren't included in the final song.
  • Thurston plays a Moog synthesizer during the Kill Time section.

ALTERNATE VERSIONS:

  • On "Hold That Tiger" - LIVE - 4:03

    Recorded live on 10/14/87 at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago, Illinois. Lee goofs up: "Run me out a thin wire / Help me to kill this, love / Feel around in the dark til you get the.. fuck, I fucked up the words!" The song segues into Catholic Block.