Clouds

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"Clouds"
AMC-Engine.jpg
Engine cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Engine
Released 1987
Format LP / CS / CD
Length 4:01
Label Grifter Records/Frontier Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Tom Mallon
Engine track listing
  1. "Big Night"
  2. "Outside This Bar"
  3. "At My Mercy"
  4. "Gary's Song"
  5. "Nightwatchman"
  6. "Clouds"
  7. "Electric Light"
  8. "Mom's TV"
  9. "Art Of Love"
  10. "Asleep"
  11. "This Year"

"Clouds" is the 6th song on American Music Club's second album, 1987’s Engine. Mark Eitzel told Contrast that the song is about the east side of Columbus - a wasteland of freeways and suburbs where people are waiting to die. "It's fine; you have the satellite dish and you have your pastel colours to wear, you have your K-Mart, and you have all kind of superstores all around and you have your job, and you just hate and you hate and you hate and you hate and then you die. It's a beautiful thing."[1]

Lyrics

Storm picks up valuable things
Places mirrors at my feet
A wardrobe filled with blood
And nasty lies to repeat

Well let me give you something
‘Cause everything’s for free
Yeah let me give you something
Before you take it from me

With a magic finger
I’ll smooth the lines on your face
And no bad feelings linger
But your disgust and my disgrace

You wanna get excited
So I’ll push you too far
You wanna get excited
That’s just too bad

Here they come
They’ve got shotguns and transparent skin
And they will stand around like rain
And they all want in
So come on in, you’re welcome in

Storm picks up valuable things
Places mirrors at my feet
A wardrobe filled with blood
And nasty lies to repeat

You wanna get excited
So I’ll push you too far
You wanna get excited
That’s just too bad

Here they come
They’ve got shotguns and transparent skin
And they will stand around like rain
And they all want in
So come on in, you’re welcome in

Here they come
Tell me how you know my name

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References

  1. "American Music Club". Contrast. Winter 1988. Retrieved June 16, 2017.