Three things about “Pieholden Suite” from Summerteeth:
(1) It is the highest-ranked song that one of the voters ranked next-to-last. That voter was Kevin. The other songs ranked 92nd were “I’ll Fight” (that was me) and “Dash 7” (by Chris). So yeah, Kevin really hates this song.
(2) So much of Summerteeth feels like connected songs. We talked yesterday about “We’re Just Friends” and “I’m Always in Love” filling a call-and-response role with each other. The same can be said for “She’s a Jar” and “A Shot in the Arm”, with their character study themes. In an album that is so thematic and structured from song to song, I suppose it makes sense to throw in a full-on suite.
(3) “In the beginning we closed our eyes/whenever we kissed/we were surprised/to find so much inside” is really all you need from this one.