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[Lydia's lines in brackets when they differ]
Coming down
Sadie I love it [Coming down]
Now now now
Death Valley '69
You're right
You're right
You're right
You're right [You were right]
I was on the wrong track
We're deep in the valley
How deep in the gulley
And now in the canyon
Way out in the yonder
She started to holler
She started to holler
I didn't wanna
I didn't wanna
I didn't wanna
I didn't wanna
But she started to holler
So I had to hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Hit it
Deep in the valley
In the trunk of an old car
In the back of a Chevy [I got sand in my mouth]
I got sand in my mouth
You got sun in yr eyes
Blind [Blinded]
And you wanted to get there
But I couldn't go faster
And it couldn't go faster
So I started to hit it
So I started to hit it
And I started to hit it
Hit it (x 7)
Coming down
Sadie I love it
Now now now
Death Valley '69
Death Valley '69
Death Valley '69
Death Valley '69
Kim: "Hi death, it's been a long time"
Thurston: "Nothing to lose"
Lee: "Don't die"



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Man goes into desert with girlfriend, aptly named sadie. Man and girlfriend drop acid. Man trips into psychotic rage & hits his girlfriend quite a lot. She dies. Taking the axe he conveniently keeps in his car in case of emergencies such as this, he dismembers said girlfriend (sadie) and puts her in the boot for future disposal. Her spirit meets death in a bergman-esque denouement. Boyfried has nothing to lose although his conscience (in this instance played by lee renaldo), begs the girlfriend not to die, despite the fact she is already in many many pieces. The drugs have done their worst. Of course, this provides echoes of the manson family killings, a typical place of visitation for early 80s art punks. Leave this aside, with its shock-horror posturings, and you've just got your standard american gothic with a psychedelic twist, exploring the eternal existential question of making meaning in a meaningless world, and failing to hold on to morality when there is no god, only mind-bending drugs. Strangely enough the "post meaning captcha thingy" is telling me to type in dsm, before it will let me submit this. And there's certainly enough psychosis in "death valley '69" to fill squillions of conditions in the diagnostic and statistical manual iv-tr. If this is not a coincidence then we may have the answer to our existential question. If it is, then, whatever...

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