Pavement - Embassy Row Lyrics




Old intuition, on your dock we're fishing
Come on now, give us a grade
A for effort and a B for delivery
C for devotion when the world starts encroaching on your plans

Where is the savoir, where is the savoir?
He's not here right now
Where is the savoir?
Where is the savoir-faire?

Embassy row, the fumes they lay low
On lanes that are wide, where the limousines glide
On the wrought-iron gates and the bone china plates
And don't forget your manners where the anthems play

In a netherworld of foreign feeds, in a netherworld of foreign feeds
In a netherworld of foreign feeds
I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown

Maids, they are frisked and asses are kissed
I needed a visa, I bought off a geezer
Political favors could make you a savior
In an open corner where the news is late

In a netherworld of foreign feeds, in a netherworld of foreign feeds
In a netherworld of foreign feeds
I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
I'm gonna take a crown, I'm gonna take a crown

I need to get born, I need to get dead
I'm sick of the forms, I'm sick of being misread
By men in dashikis and their leftist weeklies
Colonized wrath, their shining new path

The converted castle of moorish design
If you want to stay the weekend, well, we wouldn't mind
The plots they are hatching, the surface is scratching
In the open corner where the news is late

In a netherland of foreign beads, in a netherland of foreign beads
In a netherland of foreign beads I'm gonna take you down, I'm gonna take the crown
I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown





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  1. Josh's Youtube Show

    I had this song stuck in my head but couldn’t remember what it was and I honestly thought it was a Radiohead song

  2. Matt Ludlam

    Love how they kept the bass high in the mix. Brings the chorus onto another level.

  3. TubTubeTV

    I need to get born, i need to get dead

  4. Polar 47

    I thought he was saying “I’m gonna take a crap”

  5. ItsMeAgain John

    This is my favorite Pavement album!

  6. G Sam

    Love this band. That said, I loved this song in 1992- when it was called "State of Love and Trust" by Pearl Jam :) Jussssst sayinnnnnnnn

    Radgeagainstthemachete

    As a big fan of PJ, I can say that this sounds nothing like "State of Love and Trust"

  7. kyensa beh

    Freakin underated

  8. lejoe48

    Great song.

  9. Hugo Niggletz.

    I'm gonna take a crap!

    penclaw

    cheers!

  10. Weldon Mix

    Dare I assert Brighten is Pavement's best album?

    Audrina Torres

    Weldon Mix Yes it is, but Wowee Zowee with a close second ;)

    Gilles Borgogno

    Brighten is Pavement's best album! And "Ambassy Row" maybe the best song of the album!

    Itai Matos

    My favorite. Walks with me for something like 20 years.

    IDK

    Slanted is for me. Followed by Crooked I think. I fucking love them all.

  11. Junling Liu

    Just a great song, and album,....and I am a 30 year listener of thrash, black, and death metal.

  12. caleb kodzik

    Old intuition, on your dock we're fishing
     Come on now, give us a grade
     A for effort and a B for delivery
     C for devotion when the world starts encroaching on your plans Where is the savoir, where is the savoir?
     He's not here right now
     Where is the savoir?
     Where is the savoir-faire? Embassy row, the fumes they lay low
     On lanes that are wide, where the limousines glide
     On the wrought-iron gates and the bone china plates
     And don't forget your manners where the anthems play In a netherworld of foreign feeds, in a netherworld of foreign feeds
     In a netherworld of foreign feeds
     I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
     I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown Maids, they are frisked and asses are kissed
     I needed a visa, I bought off a geezer
     Political favors could make you a savior
     In an open corner where the news is late In a netherworld of foreign feeds, in a netherworld of foreign feeds
     In a netherworld of foreign feeds
     I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
     I'm gonna take a crown, I'm gonna take a crown I need to get born, I need to get dead
     I'm sick of the forms, I'm sick of being misread
     By men in dashikis and their leftist weeklies
     Colonized wrath, their shining new path The converted castle of moorish design
     If you want to stay the weekend, well, we wouldn't mind
     The plots they are hatching, the surface is scratching
     In the open corner where the news is late In a netherland of foreign beads, in a netherland of foreign beads
     In a netherland of foreign beads I'm gonna take you down, I'm gonna take the crown
     I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
     I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown
     I'm gonna take the crown, I'm gonna take the crown

  13. Mr. James

    MinuteMen rip off. SM and spiral should be ashamed.

    ohfoolishworkerbee

    Mr. James of what song?

  14. Glenn Vaught

    Velvet Underground meets the kinks meets the replacements. Love it!

    LizzFizz420

    I always thought they kinda had a velvet underground sound

    Emil

    Glenn Vaught This is really The Clean/Dunedin-Sound-ish which were themselves heavily influenced by VU :)

    Glenn Vaught

    Well, there you have it.

    Matt Rosenbaum

    Glenn Vaught, just heard this song for first time. You are so right!

    Patricio Sotelo

    More like Pearl Jam meets Nirvana

  15. Matt Ludlam

    His voice does have a bit of cobain at the end haha

  16. Michael Lucero

    I fucking love me some Pavement! Am I alone, though, in thinking they remind me of Meat Puppets a little sometimes?

    Rob Kolakowski

    No comparison. Miles ahead of all pop bands.

  17. whiners131

    Irony of seeing this under appreciated Pavement gem uploaded by a guy named WeezerFan4Ever #ConflictofInterest

    Weldon Mix

    Because Weezer stole their sound?

    Weldon Mix

    You mean because Weezer was the watered-down sell-out version of Pavement?

    Foobert Foobert

    lol. no accounting for taste. Pinkerton might be the best Pavement record of all time.

    Ben Cumberledge

    Foobert Foobert ridiculous statement

    Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition

    Weezer had a couple of great records.

  18. Alessandro Gobbi

    I have always loved the end of the guitar solo at 2:56

    uhurupeaksurvivor

    Alessandro Gobbi i

  19. Edie

    the chorus reminds me so much of another song (nirvana?) and I can't work out what it is, it's driving me crazy!!

    777Lateralus

    +Ava J. I get a modest mouse vibe off this song. Love both bands.

  20. j.pedro Alves

    grande som, já não faz sons destes. Pavement4ever!!

  21. Jake Harris

    I needed a visaaa I bought off a geezaaa

  22. Edgar Mirth

    I love Kim Hull forever.

  23. Javier Berges

    Every time I hear one song in Radiohead's Hail To the Thief, I remember this song.

  24. rimbaudelairement

    funny, everytime i hear the chorus, it's pearl jam's unplugged version of "state of love & trust". damn, fuck you eddie!

    G Sam

    That's because it's literally the same song.

  25. FunkySkunk55

    I love the AAAAAHHHHHH in the background at the end. It makes the song

  26. Marisol Cortez

    14 years later, i remain convinced that in second and third chorus malkmus alternates 'i'm gonna take the crown' with 'i'm gonna take a crap.' i've always thought so...anyone else?

    Foobert Foobert

    20 years later, I absolutely agree "I'm gonna take a crap" is it in the 2nd for sure.

    Andrew Booth

    Second verse for sure, but the third course leads with "I'm gonna take you down"

  27. CurlOrDie

    How underrated is this song?! Pavement at their best.

  28. Stavros

    woah wtf is with the advert?

  29. Adam Bredlau

    This is my new favourite song

  30. shoey920

    I love the verse right before the first chorus...

    as memorable as that Chorus is... the first thing I think of when I think of this song is those wrought iron gates.