Red Dress Lyrics

TV on the Radio


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe, David Andrew Sitek, David Kyp Joel Malone, Gerard Anthony Smith, Jaleel Bunton
album: Track 7 in album Dear Science
release date: 2008-9-22
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Experimental/Indie Rock
length: 4:25
producer: Dave Sitek
trumpet: Eric Biondo
mixer: Matty Green and Dave Sitek
engineer: Dan Huron
additional engineer: Chris Coady and Chris Moore
saxophone: Stuart Bogie and Colin Stetson
trombone: Aaron Johnson
congas: Yoshi Takemasa
horn arranger: Stuart Bogie and Dave Sitek
lyricist: Kyp Malone
composer: Kyp Malone, Dave Sitek

Cover Art

TV on the Radio Dear Science cover art
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Hey Jackboot
**** your war
Cause I'm fat and in love
And no bombs are falling on me for sure
But I'm scared to death
That I'm living a life not worth dying for

And your plow shear
It's a sword
And its wide arcing swing chops the heads off of many things
Mono crops... Laughter roars
Oh high hilarity
Oh muck bury me
Oh standard bearer carry me burning home from another tour

Go ahead put your red dress on
Days of white robes have come and gone
Come and gone
Oh you rivers, oh you waters run
Come bear witness to the whore of Babylon

"Hey Slave" They called
And we caved
We answered
To a new name
Shout it loud shout it lame
But black face it
You're such a good dancer
Oh you're a star
You're carnival
Jacaranda petals fall
Mix with the blood of the saints
Shot down in the square
Don't track it in on the soles of your shoes
When you're dragged into the back of this car

Go ahead put your red dress on
Days of white robes have come and gone
Come and gone
Oh you rivers, oh you waters run
Come bear witness to the Whore of Babylon

It's a trap
That much is plain
Still,maybe send snapshots
Of all your sweet pain
Playing tortuous games
It goes: Lense, light, fame
Read my names on your lips
When the man cracks the whip
And you'll all shake your hips
And you'll all dance to this
Without making a fist
And I know that it sounds mundane
But it's a stone cold shame
How they got you tame
And they got me tame.

So go ahead put your red dress on
Days of white robes come and gone
Come and gone
Oh you rivers, oh you waters run
Come bear witness to the Whore of Babylon


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Halfway Home
  • 2 Crying
  • 3 Dancing Choose
  • 4 Stork & Owl
  • 5 Golden Age
  • 6 Family Tree
  • 7 Red Dress
  • 8 Love Dog
  • 9 Shout Me Out
  • 10 DLZ
  • 11 Lover’s Day