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Ain't That Pretty At All
    Authors »
(Le)Roy P. Marinell, Warren Zevon

    Year Written »
1982

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Well, I've seen all there is to see
And I've heard all they have to say
I've done everything I wanted to do
...I've done that too
And it ain't that pretty at all
Ain't that pretty at all
So I'm going to hurl myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all

You know, I just had a short vacation, Roy
Spent it getting a root canal
"Oh, how'd you like it?"
Well, it ain't that pretty at all
No, it ain't that pretty at all
So I'm going to hurl myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all

Gonna get a good running start and throw myself at the wall as hard as I can, man

I've been to Paris
And it ain't that pretty at all
I've been to Rome
Guess what?
I'd like to go back to Paris someday and go to the Louvre Museum
Get a good running start and hurl myself at the wall
Going to hurl myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than feel nothing at all
And it ain't that pretty at all
Ain't that pretty at all

LYRICS TO THE PIXIES' VERSION FROM ENJOY EVERY SANDWICH:

Well I've seen everything that there is to see
And I've heard everything that they had to say
And I've done everything that I wanted to do
Yeah I done that too
And it ain't that pretty at all
It ain't that pretty at all
Well I throw myself against the wall
Cause I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all

I just came back from a short vacation, Jordan
Going down the Erie Love Canal
How'd you like it, Kimmie?
Well it ain't that pretty at all
No it ain't that pretty at all
It ain't that pretty at all
Gonna throw myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all

I'm gonna to get a good running start
Gonna throw myself against the wall
Oh, here I come

I've been to Paris
And it ain't that pretty at all
I've been to Rome
Hey, guess what?
I'm gonna throw myself against the wall there at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, France
I'm gonna throw myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than feel nothing at all
And it ain't that pretty at all
Ain't that pretty at all...

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1982-00-00
Running Time 3:35
Performers Warren Zevon (Vocals), Warren Zevon (Synthesizer), Warren Zevon (Background Vocals), Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar (Lead Guitar), David Landau (Guitar), David Landau (Background Vocals), (Le)Roy P. Marinell (Acoustic Guitar), Leland (Lee) Sklar (Bass), Michael/Mike Botts (Drums), Steve For(e)man (Percussion), J(ohn) D(avid) Souther (Background Vocals), Waddy (Robert) Wachtel (Background Vocals)
Appears On
A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevon (1986)
Warren Zevon
The Envoy (1982)
Warren Zevon
Performance #2:
Date Performance 2004-06-09
Running Time 3:53
Performers Black Francis (Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) (Vocals), Black Francis (Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) (Guitar), Kim(berley) (Ann) Deal (Vocals), Kim(berley) (Ann) Deal (Bass Guitar), Joey (Joseph Alberto) Santiago (Guitar), David Lovering (Drums), Pixies (Produced By), Black Francis (Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) (Produced By), Kim(berley) (Ann) Deal (Produced By), Joey (Joseph Alberto) Santiago (Produced By), David Lovering (Produced By), Ben Mumphrey (Recorded By), Ben Mumphrey (Mixed By), Miles Wilson (Assistant Engineer)
Commentsby Pixies. Recorded at Metamorphosis Studios, Vienna, Austria.
Appears On
Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon (2004)
Various Artists

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