Letter to Memphis

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"Letter to Memphis" is a single by the alternative rock band Pixies on the album Trompe le Monde. The song has been described as a melancholy love song about a letter lead singer Black Francis failed to write. "Letter to Memphis" has been commended for being a song that "sticks in your mind", specifically the lyric "Trying to get to you." The song is supposed to be Francis' take on Chuck Berry's song "Memphis, Tennessee." An instrumental version was included as a B-side to "Alec Eiffel" and later became the closing track of their compilation Complete 'B' Sides.  


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The day since I met her 
I can't believe it's true 
She came here from memphis 
Across the ocean sailing 
And I saw her 
And I pleaded 
Why do you come so far 
And she said 
Trying to get to you 
How I tried to get you 
Trying to get you 
I'm sending a letter 
I'll send it right to you 
I'll send it to memphis 
I know that someday 
Everything I needed 
And I wanted 
Used to be that my head 
Was haunted 
And all these sirens 
They make me mad 
And all this violence 
It brings me down 
I feel strong 
I feel lucky 
Trying to get to you 
Said I'm going to get to you 
Trying to get to you

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Pixies is an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The group consists of Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), and David Lovering (drums). The Pixies achieved relatively modest commercial success in their home country, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The group disbanded in 1993 under acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. more »

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