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​On the Strip

This song is by Sonic Youth and appears on the album Dirty (1992).

Original video
Every time you look my way
Shine a light in what you say
Every time you look my way
You talk around going purple haze

Close your eyes and pretend
You're not at all a black friend

Smile this girl on the strip
You really learn just how to be hip
Tell your stories 'bout your crazy trip
Messing with stars and doing tricks

Close your eyes and pretend
It started all back then

Big glass house on the hill
Doing dope but did you swear
Yesterday was buried last year
Well I don't care I thought was clear

Close your eyes and pretend
This is how it should end

Cinderella of the mind
Doesn't know her left from right
She so hungry for a bite
Forget your friends for midnight

Don't you know who's keeping score
Who's that barking at your door

Hold tight with fear living
Hold tight with fear living
Hold tight with fear living
Hold tight with fear

That was then
This is now

Hold tight with fear living
Hold tight with fear living
Hold tight with fear living
Hold tight with fear

That was then
This is now

Every time you look my way
Remember a girl who used to say
Hold me tight every way
It's okay, it's only play

I will learn you in my dawn
Where I came from for I run

Music by:

Kim Gordon Wikipedia16 / Thurston Moore / Lee Ranaldo / Steve Shelley Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Thurston Moore