Grinderman – The Palaces of Montezuma Lyrics

I’m really excited about seeing Grinderman at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, this May. They’re my favourite band at the moment (though this does change regularly) and I’ve been listening to their second album – Grinderman 2 – pretty much constantly for the last 2 days.

A song from the album that I really like is The Palaces of Montezuma, mainly because of the lyrics. And here they are:

Psychedelic invocations
Of Mata Hari at the station
I give to you
A Java princess of Hindu Birth
A woman of flesh a child of the earth
I give to you
The hanging gardens of Babylon
Miles Davis the black unicorn
I give to you
The Palaces of Montezuma
And the Gardens of Akbar’s tomb
I give to you
The spider Goddess and the Needle Boy
The slave-dwarves they employ
I give to you
A custard-coloured super-dream
Of Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen
I give to you

C’mon baby, let’s get out of the cold
And give me, give me, give me your precious love for me to hold

The epic of Gilgamesh
A pretty little black A-line dress
I give to you
The spinal cord of JFK
Wrapped in Marilyn Monroe’s negligee
I give to you
I want nothing in return
Just the softest little breathless word
I ask of you
A word contained in a grain of sand
That can barely walk can’t even stand
I ask of you

Oh c’mon baby, let’s get out of the cold
And gimme gimme gimme your precious love for me to hold
C’mon baby come out of the cold
And gimme gimme gimme your precious love for me to hold

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *