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"Bag Boy" - The Pixies, First New Song In 9 Years [Official YouTube Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published June 28, 2013

Did not see this one coming! Early this morning The Pixies released their first new song in nine years, "Bag Boy", whose accompanying video you can watch below:

The song was recorded in October of last year and produced by Gil Norton. The song appears to have Kim Deal playing on it, which would sadly make this her last song recorded with the band, as just a couple of weeks ago the band released this statement:

We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.

You can download "Bag Boy" for the small price of your email address right here. Black Francis had this to say about how the song came about:

The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’ Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting. The music for the song has been around for a few years. There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued. So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile. It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.

"Bag Boy" lyrics:
I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings
I get no satisfaction from your very recent sightings

cover your breath
cover your teeth
cover your breath
polish your speech

like when I hear the sound of feet slapping on the runway
like a small bird pretty while it's crapping on the new day
cover your breath
polish your speech
cover your breath
polish your teeth

so disappointed I was that I had made small talk with you
I'm not feeling your buzz I only smell your crock of stew
polish your teeth
alter your breath
alter your teeth
cover your breath
Bag boy bag boy bag boy bag boy

she had some beauty and manners but you look like a bug
migrations of their type are such good planners and not smug
cover your breath
alter your speech
cover your breath
alter your speech
Bag boy bag boy bag boy bag boy

you are proselytizing alone
listening to the voice with your ears
you have regurgitated the tone
now sat in your tract for many years
picked up from dead things that you licked
it's a feedback loop you can't evict
cover your breath
cover your teeth
cover your breath
polish your speech
cover your breath
polish your speech
cover your breath
polish your teeth
polish your teeth
alter your breath
alter your teeth
cover your breath
cover your breath
alter your speech
cover your breath
alter your speech

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