Pavement’s lyrics can lean to the incomprehensibly silly and/or juvenile–as a result you shouldn’t be blamed for viewing Pavement as mostly a band about the sound, not the meaning behind it. One of my dear music friends says this is enough–that a song’s sound is its meaning. That is how it makes you feel. Since I am writing a Substack analyzing individual song lyrics, I would clearly demur. To me a great song not only sounds great but also offers a certain depth of meaning; it makes you think. It says something new lyrically. It is poetic or confrontational or raises issues, points to problems. A great song is unique.