Read the lyrics to Pixies’ new song about former member Kim Deal

Frank Black calls the song a 'thank-you letter' to the band's former bassist

The full lyrics of the new Pixies song about former member Kim Deal have been revealed.

Frontman Black Francis recently the described the song, which is titled ‘All I Think About Now’ and sung by the band’s new bassist Paz Lenchantin, as a “thank-you letter” to Deal.

Singer/bassist Deal left the band in 2013, shortly before they recorded comeback EP ‘Indie Cindy’. She was initially replaced in the group by Kim Shattuck, but it was later announced that former Zwan member Lenchantin would fill in on a permanent basis.

Check out the full lyrics to the song, which will appear on the band’s new album, ‘Head Carrier’, due in September, courtesy of Pitchfork below.

I try to think about tomorrow
But I always think about the past
About the things that didn’t last
If I could go to the beginning
Then for sure I would be another way
Make it better for today
If I could go to the beginning
I would be another way
Make it better for today
Remember when we were happy
If I’m late can I thank you now?
I’m gonna try anyhow
I remember we were happy
That’s all I think about now
That’s all I think about now
I remember we were happy
That’s all I think about now
If you have any doubt
I want to thank you anyhow

Speaking previously about Deal, Lenchantin said: “I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal. There were these shoes I felt I had to fill, and I tried to do the best I could for the fans. I tried to make the live performances true to the originals and I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant. Now my heart, spirit and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie. We had been more about the history of Pixies, but now we’re going forward.”

‘Head Carrier’ will be released on September 30. It has been preceded by lead single ‘Um Chagga Lagga’. Pixies have recently announced they will support the album with a six-date UK tour this winter.