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Pixies - Dead

You crazy baby bathsheba, I wancha
You're suffocating you need a good shed
I'm tired of living, shebe, so gimme

We're apin' rapin' tapin' catharsis
You get torn down and get erected
My blood is working but my, my heart is

Whaddyah know?
You're lovely
Tan belly
Is starting to grow

Uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
Uriah hit the crapper, the crapper
Uriah hit the crapper, the crapper

One of many Biblical allusions in the Pixies' discography, “Dead” tells the story of David’s seduction of Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11) from the perspective of David. Black Francis told Esquire: "This song falls into a category I would call biblical. Some stories, mythological or biblical, whether they really happened, some stories resonate. ‘Dead’ specifically is referencing David and Bathsheba." "This is the story of David and Bathsheba of the Old Testament. King David was on his rooftop one nighttime watching a woman bathing in the nude and he was aroused, I guess. Anyway he sent some men after her and I don’t know whether it was rape or a seduction, but she became pregnant. So David arrange for Uriah, her husband, who was a soldier in his army, to be sent to the battle on a suicide mission. So ‘Dead’ is a metaphor for sex reduced to the most basic; ugly, bad lust with equally bad results." (Black Francis in the NME, April 1989)

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