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I spent the summer after Two Nice Girls broke up in NYC and wrote this song. I excitedly took it back to Andy for us to work on as one of our very first numbers in The Gretchen Phillips Xperience. It was months before I realized that one reason the chorus had pretty much just written itself is because it's the very beginning of Sonic Youth's White Kross. Oops. I give them full credit legally, just so you know.

lyrics

A college dorm room
Ten feet square
What can I say for my twenties?
I had some high hopes
They started there
There's nothing much
To show for my twenties

But it's hot and I'm
Burning inside
It's hot and I'm
Burning inside

A tiny sublet
Full of her stuff
No room to think
Can't crack a window
They're painted shut
This place stinks

And it's hot and I'm
Burning inside
It's hot and I'm
Burning inside

I don't feel pretty
I don't feel okay
But I can't even get it up to cry
If I should start spewing
You'd best look away
I'd hate to put out your eye

And it's hot and I'm
Burning inside
It's hot and I'm
Burning inside
It's hot and I'm
Burning inside

I got on the bus
I took off my shirt
Some dude asked me my name
Then things got dramatic
Some dude got hurt
Oh motherfucker won't you
Tell me tell me tell me who's to blame?
When it's hot and I'm

Burning inside
It's hot and I'm
Burning inside
It's hot and I'm
Burning inside

credits

from I Was Just Comforting Her, released February 4, 2009
Words & Music by Sonic Youth & Gretchen Phillips

Gretchen Phillips - guitars, voice, bass, piano
Melissa York - drums
Andy Loomis - casio ma120, voice
Rob Halverson - yamaha djxII
Paul Klemperer - baritone saxophone

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The Gretchen Phillips Xperience Austin, Texas

I got your lezzie rock right here! Since 1984, keeping it real in Austin, TX. What do I mean by "real"? Transgressive, literate, unapologetic, and unafraid. Plus fun. Don't forget fun. Even when it's sad, let's look for the fun.

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