May 8th, 2009


In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)

Apparently the Pixies used to end their shows with a cover of "In Heaven," from the David Lynch movie Eraserhead. Man if I could go back in time, to see the Pixies in their prime... it would be such a waste of going back in time. ("You could have killed Hitler!")

Here's the original version. I haven't seen the movie, but based on this clip I think it's safe to characterize Eraserhead as "disturbing."

In heaven, everything is fine / you've got your good things, and you've got mine.

To me it would make more sense if the lyrics were "you've got your good things, and I've got mine." Like, in heaven everybody can do their thing, mannnn. As it stands the meaning is cryptic.