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Song of the Day (The Chain): Mercury Rev – Goddess On A HiWay

Day 6. A slightly more obscure link today. The link between NYC by Interpol & Goddess On A HiWay by Mercury Rev is that they were both recorded by the same engineer, Peter Katis.

As well as sharing of behind-the-scenes personnel, both songs share a similar melancholic, almost elegiac, quality. Goddess On A HiWay is a huge, cinematic late ’90’s production & was a fairly big deal on alternative music TV (namely/mainly MTV2) & with UK radio DJ’s like Steve Lamacq & John Peel.

Well, I got us on a highway and I got us in a car
Got us going faster than we’ve ever gone before
I got us on a highway and I got us in a car
Got us going faster than we’ve ever gone before


And I know it ain’t gonna last
And I know it ain’t gonna last
When I see your eyes arrive
They explode like two bugs on glass


Far above the ocean, deep under the sea
There’s a river running dry because of you and me
Far above the ocean, deep under the sea
There’s a river running dry because of you and me

And I know it ain’t gonna last
And I know it ain’t gonna last
When I see your eyes arrive
They explode like two bugs on glass

She’s a goddess on a highway, a goddess in a car
A goddess going faster than she’s ever gone before
She’s a goddess on a highway, a goddess in a car
A goddess going faster than she’s ever gone before

And I know it ain’t gonna last
And I know it ain’t gonna last
When I see your eyes arrive
They explode like two bugs on glass
And I know it ain’t gonna last …
It ain’t gonna last …

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