Cover of 2003-09-15: Emo's, Austin, TX, USA

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We pierced the side of the idol With the sharpened neck of an electric guitar Bottled the water from the wound Holy relic- the essence of star But what does she care, it's just another blank stare Where the orphans ask the widows the meaning of 'fair' So let this be a drink to quench this uncontrollable thirst To a world that loves and hates you on a dare And when this once at least gilded cage has been Tie the belt a notch tighter around anxious hearts set to burst What have you done, Mark David Chapman? Stripped bare of flesh cold and numb Lead you to some meaning of truth The emotions were shrink wrapped, sold as scraps Let all the desperate hours of boredom Bumps and bruises and notebooks for heaven's jury as proof Choose any scene from the vending machine Somewhere lost in the night, a satellite transmitted dream So let this be a drink to calm the shaking hands that you've found If we wear out each other it's o.k., just go buy another Industrial revolutions of the soul interchangeable hearts it's manufacturing Let this be release, forever unwound.

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  • bartende_r

    The nature of the idol, I beggining to wonder if Madonna has a central theme.

    25 Jan 7:44pm Reply
  • BunnymanEcho

    Guitar makes me think of Love Will Tear Us Apart.

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • SomeOtherGirl76

    All I hear is Fugazi!

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • yessmiths

    What have you done Mark David Chapman?

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • corky64

    Great track....<3

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • RIPELIVEJAM

    some immense ending. love neil's vocals here too.

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • reebty

    Mark David Chapman is a bad mother...shut your mouth. Hey, I'm just talkin' about Mark David Chapman.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • inphanta

    I like the pained desperation in the vocals. This track also has a very strong Sonic Youth feel to it, what with all those chiming guitars. One of the best songs on Madonna and in need of way more shouts.

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • unspeakablerx

    if every song they had sounded this good then they would have been huge, sadly... the two drum kits became them more

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • post_shanna

    neil was that nigga

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Fevered17

    Brings back memories of summer. This song was on so many cds I burnt back in the day... Just an all around fantastic song.

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • marshmellow_man

    mark david chapman is my homeboy

    10 Nov 2008 Reply
  • samkeith

    best track on madonna

    23 May 2008 Reply
  • placebo_molko

    awesome? ...

    24 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Fevered17

    we pierced the side of the idol with the sharpened neck of an electric guitar. Awesome lyrics

    28 Mar 2007 Reply

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