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SPACE NEEDLE

Written: Pierce Street, El Paso TX 1969

 

Knees was inspired by the Velvet Undergroundís heroin songs and thought he should write one of his own. He worked out an elaborate arrangement for the song based on some oriental melody and recorded it in the living room of the Pierce Street pad. Ray Ott ran the tape deck with its reverb knob that went to 11. Knees uses a kazoo for most of the instrumental solo. The noises he makes at the end were inspired by Shock Theater, a Friday night horror show on KOB TV out of Albuquerque back in the 50s.

 

Woke up this morning,

To the sound of my alarm,

All I felt like doin

Was shootin my arm.

Come to me baby, gimme a fix,

I feel like Iím drowned in that ol river Styx.

 

Check in my wallet,

Check in my shoes

If I donít find my needle

Iíll become one with the blues.

Come to me baby, gimme a fix,

My eyes are like tinfoil,

My teeth feel like bricks.

 

So tear up my shirtsleeve,

Find me a vein,

In a blink of a second

A strange brain gang bang.

Come to me baby, gimme a fix,

People get naked, expose all your pricks.

 

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