THE SPRAWL
   
Originally Released on:

DAYDREAM NATION

also appears on:

  • Daydream Nation deluxe reissue (LP + live '89)
  • Mix Tape #6 (rehearsal/demo version)
  • Battery Park NYC July 4th 2008
  • From the Basement DVD (live video)

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

Lyrics   status: confirmed

To that extent that I wear skirts
And cheap nylon slips, I've gone native
I wanted to know the exact dimensions of hell
Does this sound simple? Fuck you!
Are you for sale?
Does "fuck you" sound simple enough?
This was the only part that turned me on
But he was candy all over

Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more
Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more
Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more
Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more

I grew up in a shotgun row
Sliding down the hill
Out front were the big machines
Steel and rusty now, I guess
Out back was the river
And that big sign on the road
That's where it all started.

Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more
Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more
Come on down to the store
You can buy some more & more & more & more
You can buy some more & more & more & more

Track length: 7:42

First Known Performance: 10/08/88
Last Known Performance:  11/10/11

NOTES:

  • At that point, this was the longest track to appear on a full-length Sonic Youth album (if you use the Blast First sequencing for I Love Her All The Time) Only The Good and the Bad was longer.
  • Kim claims to have gotten the title off of a William Gibson novel entitled Mona Lisa Overdrive.
  • A portion of the lyrics are based on "The Stars at Noon" by Denis Johnson.

ALTERNATE VERSIONS:

  • On Mix Tape #6 - REHEARSAL - 4:51

    Songwriting rehearsal from unreleased "Rehearsin' for Ya" cassette. Part 1.

  • On Mix Tape #6 - REHEARSAL - 4:25

    Songwriting rehearsal from unreleased "Rehearsin' for Ya" cassette. Part 2.

  • On "Daydream Nation" deluxe disc - LIVE - 8:23

    Recorded live on 03/27/89 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • On From the Basement - LIVE - ?

    Recorded live on 08/23/07 for "From the Basement" TV series.

  • On "Battery Park NYC July 4th 2008" - LIVE - ?

    Recorded live on 07/04/08 in NYC, NY @ Battery Park.