In the Mouth a Desert Lyrics - Pavement

Pavement Slanted and Enchanted cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992-4-30
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Lo-Fi
length: 3:52
recording engineer: Pavement
writer: Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg
Can you treat it like an oil well,
When it's underground, out of sight?
And if the sight is just a whore sign
Can it make enough sense to me?

Pretend the table is a trust knot,
We'll put our labels down, faith is down
And watch the yards of twine unravel
And you'll never get it back-

It's what I want, don't you know
We could make it dry
"I've been crowned, the king
of it and it is all we have so

wait to hear my words and
they're diamond sharp I could
open it up if it's up and down"

CD 1
  • 1 Summer Babe (Winter version)
  • 2 Trigger Cut / Wounded‐Kite at :17
  • 3 No Life Singed Her
  • 4 In the Mouth a Desert
  • 5 Conduit for Sale!
  • 6 Zurich Is Stained
  • 7 Chesley’s Little Wrists
  • 8 Loretta’s Scars
  • 9 Here
  • 10 Two States
  • 11 Perfume‐V
  • 12 Fame Throwa
  • 13 Jackals, False Grails: The Lonesome Era
  • 14 Our Singer