I’ve Been Tired

One, two, three
She’s a real left-winger cause she been down south
And held peasants in her arms
She said, “I could tell you stories that could make you cry”
“What about you?”
I said, “Me too!”
“I could tell you a story that will make you cry”
And she sighed, “Ahh…”

I said, “I wanna be a singer like Lou Reed”
“I like Lou Reed,” she said, sticking her tongue in my ear
“Let’s go, let’s sit, let’s talk”
“Politics go so good with beer”
“And while we’re at it baby, why don’t you tell me one of your biggest fears?”
I said, “Losing my penis to a whore with disease”
“Just kidding,” I said
“Losing my life to a whore with disease”
She said, “Excuse me, please?”
I said, “Losing my life to a whore with disease”
I said, “Please…”
“I’m a humble guy with healthy desire”
“Don’t give me no shit, because…”

I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!
I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!
I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!

I tell a tale of a girl, but I call her a woman
She’s a little bit older than me
Strong legs, strong face, voice like milk
Breasts like a cluster of grapes
I can’t escape her ways
She raised me
She’ll make you feel like Solomon
Beware your babies even if you have no one

And while we’re at it, baby
Why don’t you tell me one of your biggest fears?

You don’t want to sleep after setting my loins on fire
But that’s OK because…

I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!
I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!
I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!

I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!
I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!
I’ve been tired! I’ve been tired!

Really tired! Really tired!
T-I-R-E-D spells it!
Spells it…

Song Notes

“I’ve Been Tired” is a song by Pixies that appears on their 1987 EP Come On Pilgrim. No recorded version of the track by Ash exists. However, Tim Wheeler played the song live with Emmy the Great on March 24th, 2012, at the Xoyo in London. The show was sponsored by Jack Daniels and saw Tim play a whole set of Pixies songs.