Pavement - Transport Is Arranged Lyrics




You better find your way out, you better learn how to run
You better walk away and leave the angles for the shills
Well, I've been thinking for days about the means and the ways
That I could hate all I touch, I know you're my lady

But I could trickle, I could flood
A voice coach taught me to sing, he couldn't teach me to love
All the above
Easy talking, border blocking, transport is arranged

Praise the grammar police, set me up with your niece
Walk to Baltimore and keep the language off the street
Well, I'm of several minds, I am the worst of my kind
I want to cremate the crutch, I know you're my lady

But phone calls could corrupt the morning
I heed the surgeon's warning
Pillars of eights

I swung my fiery sword
I vent my spleen at the lord
He is abstract and bored
Too much milk and honey

Well, I'll waltz through the wilderness
With nothing but a compass and a canteen
Setting the scenes
Easy walking, border blocking, transport is arranged





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  1. Jyl Johnson

    No other band satisfies my soul the way Pavement does. I keep thinking that someday I'll get sick of it and just like I did with Thin Mints when I was a girl scout, I'd get queasy at the mere mention of them...but it's been almost 30 years, and I love them at least as much as, if not more than I did when I first tasted their sound.
    Pavement is my happy place when nothing else can take me there. I might die of a broken heart, sadness, and anger if I couldn't hear them at any given moment. They are like my inhaler, they keep me breathing.

  2. Eugene Ax

    Random lyrics, a mellotron, and crazy feedback. Perfect indie song.

  3. Anthony Navarro

    Mmm. Dam good pavement there

  4. Clare Pumfrey

    sue your barber

  5. Martin Vang Kjær

    Something that struck me about with Brighten the Corners (heard it yesterday), is that Malkmus' guitar playing is top notch throughout the whole album!

  6. Jonathan Stewart

    Mellotron?

  7. Giovanna Ariosto

    masterpiece

  8. General Malarky

    Years ago I was accumulating music via Kazaa and was searching for music by Tool, in particular. Not knowing, at the time, of Tool's catalogue, I acquired a mislabeled copy of this song and proceeded to hunt down the origination of it and was pleasantly surprised. This has remained in my "Top 10 psychedelic chill tunes" since.

    Jyl Johnson

    cool story! I love it when amazing stuff falls in my lap accidentally. Pavement, for me, is a reliable antidote to whatever anger, sadness, random misery happens to wash over me at any given time. I tell all of my friends that if they put Pavement on while I'm unhappy, it will only take about 10 seconds for everything to feel good again. I've worn out countless recordings, mostly Wowee Zowee cd's and Rattled by the Rush....I always say those two are my favorites, but the truth is, there isn't a Pavement album I don't love.

  9. Simur Esquiner

    this sounds like velvet underground

    Patrick McKennedy

    A voice coach taught me to sing, he couldn't teach me to love. That is classic Lou Reed

  10. D̷O̷L̷O̷R̷O̷S̷O̷

    here i feel safe.

  11. MICHAEL STURDEVANT

    One of their top ten songs, no question.

  12. SeptimusKukumar

    He didn't knew it then, but this song is about Trump "Easy talking, border blocking, transport is arranged" lol

  13. dasjerkstore

    scaphism

  14. B. Henderson

    Brighten the corners, soften the edges, forever.

  15. João Victor Daijó

    I've been thinking for days about the means and the ways that I could
    hate all I touch....

  16. Stuart Riley

    Stephen M your words are sublime "i could trickle I could flood!"

  17. adam crosland

    I wonder who disliked this? Damon Albarn?

    Kermit

    why damon albarn ? he and pavement are my favorites

    adam crosland

    Him and Malkmus fell out around the time of this album - I think maybe Malky thought Damo had ripped them off on Blur's Blur album...

    queemy0

    They were definitely friends up until around '99, which is interesting because Pavement was influenced by the Britpop sound that Blur had made. They did interviews together after this album came out & were in good spirits. They also still wore each other's merch in photoshoots. I haven't seen Malk say anything negative about Damo since the early 2000s and I believe they've reconciled and are friends currently.

  18. GoHawksGo

    You better find your way out, you better learn how to run
    You better walk away, and leave the angles for the shills
    Well I've been thinking for days about the means and the ways that I could
    hate all I touch
    I know you're my lady but I could trickle, I could flood
    A voice coach taught me to sing, he couldn't teach me to love
    All the above
    Easy talkin' border blockin' transport is arranged

    Praise the grammar police, set me up with your niece
    Walk to Baltimore, and keep the language off the street
    Well I'm of several minds, I am the worst of my kind
    I want to cremate the crutch
    I know you're my lady but phone calls could corrupt the morning
    I heed the surgeon's warning -- pillars of eights

    I swung my fiery sword, I vent my spleen at the lord
    He is abstract and bored -- too much milk and honey
    Well I'll waltz through the wilderness with nothing
    but a compass and a canteen
    Settin' the scenes
    Easy walkin' border blockin' transport is arranged

    jason hinders

    I like you cause you like pavement, and then I don't cause you like the wrong hockey team.

    NORMLduder

    do not try and like the *right* hockey team. that's impossible. instead, try to realize... there is no right hockey team.

  19. Mr.Armenian

    Sounds like a Weezer wannabe band which isn't a bad thing I guess.

    Stuart Riley

    @BIG YOGI yeah I absolutely agree, they put that one through the Godrich washer
     

    Damon Brown

    Patriots Fan. except they were making this music before Weezer!

    Rainer-Wilfried Kasuppke

    This even beats an acquaintance of mine saying he didn't like Rap and then rambling about how he was looking forward to see Smashmouth live in concert the next month.

    Timothy Amerman

    Never. And I mean NEVER. Compare Pavement to weezer again. DIG?

    Jyl Johnson

    I love Weezer, but they are totally a watered down imitation of Pavement. Pavement feels like it's held together by a magic rubber band, and everyone is playing the same song, but with inertia and snapback and like everyone is soloing simultaneously while operating off of a variety of alternative electrical sources that aren't grounded and might be near water, with a bunny chewing on the amp cord. It's far more complex than Weezer. Weezer is a pop rock group, Pavement is very very indie. Rivers writes easy to follow lyrics...Pavement's lyrics could have been written with refrigerator magnets, and often don't make sense if you look at them, but when you HEAR it, your soul understands it perfectly, and I'm always convinced Malkmus knows the secret language of the soul...Whereas Rivers very clearly sings about the pain of being nerdy and loving girls who don't love him back, or the joys of bougie Beverly Hills, party drugs, and white suburban basic male life, which (of their earlier stuff) can be pretty unappealing to women (see: Blue Album, track 2, No One Else)

  20. Edgar Mirth

    Kim Hull, I love you!

  21. tim kurtz

    pillars of eights!!!!!!!!!!

    Foobert Foobert

    has anyone come up with even an allegorical explanation of what that might be / mean? I sure as fuck haven't after 20+ years. stacks of eight balls of coke? what would the surgeon have to do with that? love me some obtuse lyrics, SM is the king.

  22. kounterclockwise

    This whole album is AMAZING!

  23. CaseySensitive

    Praise the grammar police!

    Andy Trullinger

    Sat me up with your niece

    Akın Efe Eser

    Walk to baltimore

  24. sickpoola

    indeed.

  25. The Eldest/Illest Ent

    what up with all the youtube cyber evangelists on pavement videos? ..we've obviously found our path of righteousness with pavement

  26. Adhesive Boi

    I've been wondering whether that was a mellotron or a sample... there's no mention of it in the liner notes :/. does anyone know?

  27. Adhesive Boi

    perfect early morning song.

  28. MrMountain33

    there is nowhere for me to run stephen

  29. ZeroGrowth

    Great song from a great album.

  30. Zephyr Joy

    @pincmin lolz i was just reading about those things

  31. Zatzzo

    best band of the 90s

  32. pincmin

    Nice mellotron (?), right? 2:54 is so sweet

  33. nicotine&gravy

    favorite pavement song

  34. Faroukh William

    seeing them in toronto this in june!!!!!

    Robert Keane

    Faroukh William how was it?

    Kermit

    wow 6 years ago

  35. FlexYourLoveMuscles

    favorite