Pavement - Starlings Of The Slipstream Lyrics




I heard what you said
The leaders are dead
They're robbing the skies
I can hear their followers cry

Starlings in the slipstream
Starlings in the slipstream
Starlings in the slipstream
Starlings in the slipstream

The language of influence
Is cluttered with hard hard C's
And I put a spy-cam
In a sorority

Darlings on the split-screen
Darlings on the split-screen
Darlings on the split-screen
Darlings on the split-screen

There's no women in Alaska
There's no Creoles in Vermont
There's no coast of Nebraska
My mother, I forgot

Slavic princess with a rose in her teeth, do you suppose she would bite you if she could?
Insane cobra split the wood, trader of the lowland breed
Call a jittney, drive away, in the slipstream we will stay
Stay away, away, away, away, away, away, away, away





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Pavement Starlings Of The Slipstream Comments
  1. Subtle Realms

    The end guitar sounds so much like early Modest Mouse.

    Mark Wallner

    Subtle Realms I can hear that too, good call!

  2. Far Side

    there aint a bad song

  3. Matthew Boren

    I love how fans always compare pavement albums.. you know what the best one is.?
    All 5..done

  4. Kelsey Knapp

    awoooooooooo
    stalin's in the slipstream

  5. SummerOfGeorge

    This is so off😂 Seems like it doesn’t even come from this world... I love it

  6. Joseph Hubbard

    Pavement and Sebadoh will and always be one of the best bands of all time...

  7. ElectricChaplain

    One if the bands I really wish I could have seen in concert. Born too late for that.

    Dante Del Papa

    I saw stephen malkmus and the jicks last year and he played like 6 pavement songs

  8. Isabella Oliveira

    it stills blows my mind pavement is so good i could

  9. Sector806

    Always enjoy lyrics of a Pavement song.

  10. Primera Calle de la Soledad

    I heard what you said
    The leaders are dead
    They're robbing the skies
    I can hear their followers cry

    Starlings in the slipstream
    Starlings in the slipstream
    Starlings in the slipstream
    Starlings in the slipstream

    The language of influence
    Is cluttered with hard hard C's
    And I put a spy-cam
    In a sorority

    Darlings on the split-screen
    Darlings on the split-screen
    Darlings on the split-screen
    Darlings on the split-screen

    There's no women in Alaska
    There's no Creoles in Vermont
    There's no coast of Nebraska
    My mother, I forgot

    Slavic princess with a rose in her teeth, do you suppose she would bite you if she could?
    Insane cobra split the wood, trader of the lowland breed
    Call a jittney, drive away, in the slipstream we will stay
    Stay away, away, away, away, away, away, away, away

    pwnedeful

    yes thats what he said

  11. HOME DOG

    My favorite Sloshy song.

  12. Chris Connor

    holy shit that ending

    jsgm77

    If you mean the ending beginning at 1:31 and ending at 2:03 then I agree

    BIG YOGI

    if its in the middle, its not the ending ya dingus

  13. Rebecca Cameringo

    the ending sounds like a whale screaming in agony but i like it

    Brandon Castillo

    i came for that

    Long Jonston

    That's Modest Mouse's signature sound

  14. Claudius Ptolemy

    probably the most hilarious pavement lyric - "i put a spycam, in a sorority ... ya oooooooo, darlings on the splitscreen"

    Alex Gayle

    The dawn if the internet spy cam era.. oh the late 90s

    Mark Wallner

    Claudius Ptolemy Straight out of the movie Revenge of the Nerds, lol.

    Calvin Whittington

    Only Stephen malkmus could make those lines work

  15. Loudy Cloudy

    Markthalle 05.04.97 Hamburg: Best concert ever!!! Thank you Pavement! Hope you find together again and see you on tour!!!!

    roberto adame

    Loudy Cloudy yaz

  16. chrisocony

    In reply to Matthew Walker, I know what you mean. I heard Slanted and Enchanted, their first full record, in 1993. I loved it so much that I had no interest in their second one, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. I knew it coudn't touch S&E. Well. someone gave me a tape like 9 months after it came out and I was ultimately blown away. And Malkmus hasn't let me down with any other releases, now totalling 11 full-lenth. And I get every one of those on the day they come out, if not earlier.

    Statistically speaking, Brighten the Corners might be their best record but Crooked Rain will always be my favorite.

    Terror Twilight is the least respected but it is as good as anything else, just subtler and it needs time to grow on you.

    giraffesinspandex

    i always thought (conversations i was in tune with; reading etcetera) that brighten the corners was their least "respected/valued" album {?} (genius: love it) slanted is alone & void of other pavement records because there's nothing else like it in their catalog. that album can't/will never die ...pavement will always be in musics lexicon ...it's shit you can't hide

    T-roy

    +giraffesinspandex Brighten is just brilliant but underrated right? Wowee Zowee is my favorite.

    Miles Benish

    I loved Terror Twilight, I only wish it was longer

    Adam Forrester

    I know I'm 3 years late but in my defense I started listening to pavement 6 months ago. But he has never and most likely won't ever let us down

    Anthony T

    chrisocony every album is great they’re kind of equal in their own separate ways imo.

  17. Bob Smith

    dude if this album was a sellout, it was sold out at the $.99 store. i know they didnt make shit from it

  18. itworks92

    Don't worry - you won't.

  19. Matthew Walker

    really? it's the first pavement album i've listened to and i've been so happy with it that i don't want to delve into pavement much further because i'm scared i'll just be disappointed.

    Luca Vincent

    haha you definately won't be

    Emil

    Well, you're in for a surprise.

    lily bacon

    listen to every pavement song and i'll give you $10 if one of them disappoints you.

    4m4d3u5

    @lily bacon I am a massive Pavement fan but Terror Twilight is terrible

    Timothy Newitt

    Crooked Rian Crooked Rain! Trust us....

  20. CarterJ9

    I concur; I used to "dislike" it, comparatively, but one day it just clicked. But you give no love to Terror Twilight!

  21. J Brent Jones

    The only CD I bought EVER without knowing anything about the band. I do not have any idea why to this day. My daughter when she was 14 went with me to she them at the Tabernacle in Atlanta a few years ago. They are my fa

    Luca Vincent

    i bought giant steps by the boo radleys just because of their name and that was a very good decision

  22. The Eldest/Illest Ent

    Brighten The Corners never gets any love. Severely underrated and overshadowed by S&E, Wowee Zowee, and Crooked Rain. All four are awesome though.

  23. frank rizzo

    A lot of people think this was a sell-out album because there was a song played on the radio from it. I always thought there were crazy this is some of pavements best. The whole ccd is great but the last half is fucking brilliant!!!!!!!

  24. Chase Graham

    Malkmusian gibberish

  25. TheDirtyDirty420

    PAVEMENT !!!!!!

    roberto adame

    TheDirtyDirty420 ya

  26. FunkySkunk55

    Aaa-oooooooooooooooooooooo

  27. twerk182

    This song is almost right up there with Greenlander to me. It just doesn't get anymore perfect to my ears and soul than this!

  28. K R

    "There's no coast of Nebraska." Well except for those giant man-made lakes.

  29. Zephyr Joy

    i started listening to this album around the same time i started reading Fruits Basket, so now i can't listen to this album without wanting to read Fruits Basket and i can't read Fruits Basket without wanting to listen to Brighten The Corners. What a strange combination.

  30. CurlOrDie

    Such an underrated pavement song

  31. WhippetGoode

    0 dislikes. That's sayin' smething.

  32. VendettaMadame

    well...what to say...pavement rules!

  33. rob_5000x1

    @JackFetter11 seriously feel you there bro, i saw them play it at virgin fest, it was life changing

  34. jryan1971

    I have to buy this record.