Needless to say, the song is downright eerie. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker sing much of the its lyric in mournful unison:
There is a bridge adored and famedIt is also no coincidence that the term "jumpers" became notorious on September 11, with the horrifying images of innocent people falling from burning skyscrapers. The song is filled with post-9/11 tension, and is ostensibly about its abatement: suicide as supreme deliverance.
The Golden spine of engineering
Whose back is heavy
With my weight
My falling shape will draw a line
Between the blue of sea and sky
I'm not a bird
I'm not a plane
So long, rock n' roll fun.
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