Range Life Lyrics


writers: Stephen Malkmus
album: Track 9 in album Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
release date: 1994-2-14
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:55
piano: Bryce Goggin
mixer: Bryce Goggin
composer: Stephen Malkmus

Cover Art

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After the glow, the scene, the stage, the set
Talk becomes slow but there’s one thing I’ll never forget:
Hey, you gotta pay your dues before you pay the rent.
Over the turnstile turn out in the traffic
There’s ways of living it’s the way I’m living
Right or wrong, it’s all that I can do,
And I wouldn’t want to let you be

I want a range life, if I could settle down,
If I could settle down, then I would settle down

Run from the pigs, the fuzz, the cops, the heat
Pass me your gloves, there’s crime and it’s never complete
Until you snort it up or shoot it down
You’re never gonna feel free
Out on my skateboard the night is just hummin’
And the gum smacks are the pulse I’ll follow if my walkman fades
But I’ve got absolutely no one, no one but myself to blame

Don’t worry- we’re in no hurry
School’s out, what did you expect?

I want a range life, if I could settle down,
If I could settle down, then I would settle down

Out on tour with the smashing pumpkins
Nature kids, i/they don’t have no function
I don’t understand what they mean
And I could really give a fuck.
The stone temple pilots,
They’re elegant bachelors
They’re foxy to me are they foxy to you?
I will agree there isn’t absolutely nothing
Nothing more than me

Dreamin’ dream dream dream....

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Silence Kid
  • 2 Elevate Me Later
  • 3 Stop Breathin
  • 4 Cut Your Hair
  • 5 Newark Wilder
  • 6 Unfair
  • 7 Gold Soundz
  • 8 5 − 4 = Unity
  • 9 Range Life
  • 10 Heaven Is a Truck
  • 11 Hit the Plane Down
  • 12 Fillmore Jive