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DeVotchKa — Queen of the Surface Streets
Album: Una Volta
Avg rating:
6.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 57









Released: 2002
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 7
Well, this is one place where your gods can't dwell
It's like walking in to the mouth of hell
Sweating our dignities out on the subway
At the beginning of another long, long day

As for my mortal remains, I couldn't care
Cause when the day is done, she'll be waiting here
That's when I love the accommodations
Here in a urine smelling transit station

I'll move these rocks for you my love
I will tear them up out of the earth
And I will bend my spine
Till it's quitting time
Cause I know what your time is worth

And I'll give my days to the Neanderthals
With the classic rock and the wrecking ball
I'll go swimming in the wet concrete
And I'll cast my pearls at the unpaved streets

I don't mind the mental atrophy
Cause when the lids come down, you're all I see
You're like a lovely hallucination
You get me through my current occupation

I'll move these rocks for you my love
I will tear them up out of the earth
And I will bend my spine
Till it's quitting time
Cause I know what your time is worth

See I'm towering above mortal men
I'll emerge from the darkness and there you stand
You're the queen of all the surface streets
I'm a wiener boy, that you're here to meet

I don't need the money, I couldn't care
Cause everything I want is standing right here
I would live on the street in a cardboard shack
Just the worship the feet and the curve of your back

You'll be my only preoccupation
On a permanent vacation

Now I will move the rocks for you my love
I will tear them up out of the earth
And I will bend my spine
Till it's quitting time
Cause I know what your love is worth

What your love is worth
What your love is worth
Comments (5)add comment
 doco wrote:

This song is a mess, the guy doesn't really even sing well.

I like it a lot. Must get the album.


I'm loving the mutations of the theme on this tune I've never heard;  Queen of the Surface Streets.  I like a lot, call it an 8, not exactly sure why though, it works.  LLRP
This song is a mess, the guy doesn't really even sing well.

I like it a lot. Must get the album.
 1jerry wrote:
You can't not be the first!  Can you not?

Si

Friday  5/13/22  6 total votes with a 6.8 avg.
 the_jake wrote:

NO way, I can't be first?

You can't not be the first!  Can you not?
No way, I can't be first?
Not sure what to think about this band.

Sometimes I likes and other times not so much,                 even within one song.          Eclectic indeed.