• Written by the Pixies

• Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales, UK, October 2012

• Produced by Gil Norton

  1. “Bagboy” art design by Vaughan Oliver at v23

  2. Black Francis/vocals; Joey Santiago/guitars, backing vocals; David Lovering/drums, backing vocals; Jeremy Dubs/bass, backing vocals


Black Francis:  “The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’   Twenty-five years later, some Starbucks in Harvard Square…I thought that was kind of interesting.  The music for the song has been around for a few years.  There are some demos I made with Joey and David a few years ago in Los Angeles, related to a film idea that still has yet to see the light of day, although work on the music continued.  So a lot of the musical idea had been kicking around for awhile.  It’s pretty simple, kind of a blues-based, two-note kind of thing, really.”


  1. “Bagboy” video:

Directed by LAMAR+NIK

Director of Photography:  Spencer Sakurai

Lyrics:

I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings

I get no satisfaction from your very recent sightings


cover your breath

cover your teeth

cover your breath

polish your speech


like when I hear the sound of feet slapping on the runway

like a small bird pretty while it's crapping on the new day

cover your breath

polish your speech

cover your breath

polish your teeth


so disappointed I was that I had made small talk with you

I'm not feeling your buzz I only smell your crock of stew

polish your teeth

alter your breath

alter your teeth

cover your breath

Bag boy bag boy bag boy bag boy


she had some beauty and manners but you look like a bug

migrations of their type are such good planners and not smug

cover your breath

alter your speech

cover your breath

alter your speech

Bag boy bag boy bag boy bag boy


you are proselytizing alone

listening to the voice with your ears

you have regurgitated the tone

now sat in your tract for many years

picked up from dead things that you licked

it's a feedback loop you can't evict

cover your breath

cover your teeth

cover your breath

polish your speech

cover your breath

polish your speech

cover your breath

polish your teeth

polish your teeth

alter your breath

alter your teeth

cover your breath

cover your breath

alter your speech

cover your breath

alter your speech


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