Yet again, I pull out the mental thesaurus … “search”; searching, looking, seeking, wishing, wanting; find …

The song I wanted is from Seattleite Christy McWilson, but “Wishin’” is not on YT.  (She is not obscure, but she is local, and the album is ~20 years old.  I’ve been thinking of her recently, for some reason.)  I kept having a thought for some new wave song but couldn’t place it.  I came across a song that I really love, but the lyrics have always been opaque.  Is this OK when the challenge appears to be about interpreting lyrics?  Then I read this Frank Black quote:

“It’s all nonsense, a bad Talking Heads imitation. Just like any other cool rock ‘n roll song or pop song, the CONTENT isn’t what hits you.”  (Music Express, October 1990)

(I used to play the intro on guigar, too…)

Song:  Dig for Fire
Album:  Bossanova
Artist:  The Pixies
Song Writer: Frank Black

 

Thanks to Helen for the challenge;  Song Lryic Sunday


There is this old woman
She lives down the road
You can often find her
Kneeling inside of her hole

And I often ask her
“Are you looking for the mother lode?”
Huh?
No
No, my child, this is not my desire
And then she said

I’m digging for fire
I’m digging for fire
I’m digging for fire
I’m digging for fire

There is this old man
Who spent so much of his life sleeping
That he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years
He resides on a beach in a town
Where I am going to live

And I often ask him
“Are you looking for the mother lode?”
Huh
No
No, my child, this is not my desire
And then he said

I’m digging for fire
I’m digging for fire
I’m digging for fire
I’m digging for fire

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