Sunday, 24 February 2008

Crystal Castles - 'Through the Hosiery' Lyrics



Once again I have been trying to decipher the words of a Crystal Castles song, because is there really a better way to waste a sunday evening?
The track 'Through the Hosiery' appears on Crystal Castles self released album, which is out march 18. The thought of uploading one of the previously unseen unseen album tracks (unseen on the blogosphere anyway) is very tempting, but realistically I'd rather not live in fear of being emailed with copyright notices. Crystal Castles love leaking their content all over the internet and have been doing so for the last 2 or 3 years, so it's not like you can't wait another 3 weeks to hear the 5 or 6 songs you don't already have. If you are going to buy one album this year, make it Crystal Castles. You owe it to them.

Anyway, here's my attempt at guessing the words to one of the tracks on the new album. I'm guessing these are about 50% right, so if anyone's thinks they have a better idea of what the actual words are, I'd be delighted to hear. Leave a comment or something. I'm not hosting the mp3 but you can probably find it on the Hype Machine.

**Altered a bit on 26/03


You want it all but don’t care what you want
Feel complete, uh it’s good
You sleep by my side, it’s understood
It’s not too late you wanted it good

Through the hosiery
To the ovary
To the nothing
How do you feel when you can’t feel nothing?

Feel so good, You said it before
To your feet, you fall to the floor
Deep inside you still want more
Deal or not, you look to the door

Through the hosiery
To the ovary
To the nothing
How do you feel when you can’t feel nothing?

You can’t get, you’re waiting for me
You put it in, You need discipline
Cover my head, but you can’t beat nothing
Blood on my hands, you can wait on something

Through the hosiery
To the ovary
To the nothing
How do you feel when you can’t feel nothing?

Drink some more, feeling opened up
We’re holding it in, now look what you’ve done
One more go, you can’t hold it back
Drink some more, get it off your back

You can’t get, you’re waiting for me
You put it in, You need discipline
Cover my head, but you can’t beat nothing
Blood on my hands, you can wait...


I originally thought it was armoury, but that didn't really sound right or make any sense. Ovary it is.

I really do like this song a lot, my only critique is that it's a bit annoying at the end where the last verse just fades out halfway through the line. And the vocals seem a bit quiet. But it might be to do with the mp3 I have of it being a leak and it's not the real thing. Who knows? And here are some lovely Crystal Castles and rap mash-ups, made by the wonderful ABX at thehoodinternet.com. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD: Crystal Castles vs Nice & Smooth - I Rhymed Slow in 1991 (ABX Mix) (zShare)
DOWNLOAD: Crystal Castles vs The Pack - I'm Shining Like A Crystal (ABX Mix) (zShare)

6 comments:

CC.† said...

seriosuly this is my fav album of the year beacuse two songs.. this one and courthsip dating (now "date") haha , tks a lot. and keep coming with CC stuffff

jared said...

me tooooo, those are the two that i can't stop listening to. they stick out like sore thumbs.

jared said...

to the ovary! i really hope thats it.

Anonymous said...

yes i love this song sooo much,just got the album today and love it to death!
i love vanished,courtship dating is pure ectasy,through the hosiery of course,i think theres a definite element of misogny in those lyrics but not so much that they are rather that they are trying to convey it ya know?
if you live outside london ie south west as in kingston there playing there 1st may,so worth seeing one of the most amazing live bands ever have seen them a ton of times but just cant get enough
samantha
xxx

Tom Oakley said...

Yeah, it's about something... but yeah it's so cryptic and weird
'through the hosiery to the ovary' - that's sex, but sex with tights on?
strange.
And i think i'm going to try to see them at the mean fiddler on may 14th

Tom Oakley said...

And the kingston one is 18+ and I really could not pass for an 18-year-old without some kind of magic fake id