St. Vincent - Pay Your Way In Pain (Official Video)

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    A Triple Seven Pictures Production
    Directed by Bill Benz
    Produced by Wes Hager
    Director of Photography by Kyle Pahlow
    Styled by Avigail Collins
    Hair by Pamela Neal
    Makeup by Hinako Nishiguchi

    Production Design by Stephanie Joens

    1st AC - Mathew Borek
    VTR/DIT - Sarai Morales

    Gaffer - Adam Schaeffer
    Light Board Operator - Gigi Pedron
    Key Grip - Jordan Avtal
    Best Boy Grip - Nicholas Brazzill
    Best Boy Electric - Turner Spurling

    Photographer - Zackary Michael
    1st Assistant photographer - Kyrre Krisoffersen
    2nd Assistant photographer - Delilah Jesinkey

    Production Supervisor- Zori Davidkova
    Production Coordinator(remote) - Jennifer Young
    Location Scout - Cameron Kashtan
    Key Production PA - Ryan Fowlkes
    Set Production PA - Scott Schaeffer

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    You got to pay your way in pain
    you got to pray your way in shame
    I went to the store I was feeling kinda hungry but I didn’t have the money and the shelves were all empty so I went to the bank to check my checking the man looked at my face, said we don’t have a record
    Oh no you thought we had forgotten the show is only getting started the road is feeling like a pothole
    Sit down stand up
    Head down hands up and
    Pay your way in pain
    You got to
    Pray your way in shame
    You know what I want?
    What do you want?
    You know what I want?
    What do you want?
    I wanna be loved
    So I went to the park just to watch the little children
    The mothers saw my heels and they said I wasn’t welcome
    So I went back home I was feeling kinda queasy but all the locks were changed and my baby wouldn’t see me
    Oh no you put your finger on it
    The stove is only getting hotter
    The sun is gone to melting
    Stand up sit down
    Hands up breakdown
    You know what I want?
    What do you want?
    You know what I want?
    What do you want?
    I wanna be loved

    #StVincent #PayYourWayInPain #DaddysHome

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    1. James McDaniel

      I just realized, this is the new David Bowie Fame



    3. C G

      This is a masterpiece.

    4. Ed Irwin

      Annie Clark needs to do a Brian Eno cover of Dead Finks don't Talk...

    5. rockhard

      i love everything about her except the songs arent good enough they arent bad, they just lack that last bit of being engaging in some way theres no real hook , or memorable, or particularly interesting or satisfying bit in this tune its like wall paper for your ears she needs a producer who can tell her this stuffs not good enough i think shes a fantastic performer, the material? there aint nothing there

    6. Ashley Johnson

      Makes me feel like I'm on a bad trip. Absolutely awful.

    7. Paul S

      This is like fame by David Bowie in many ways

    8. theJONeG cle

      so glad she can finally sing & play her music without having to put on any weird costumes, makeup or pretenses. you know, let Annie be Annie.

      1. Timothy Hammond JR

        I like her weird costumes

    9. Miguel Ángel García adán

      she looks like Raffaela carrá a 70´80´ artist famous in italy and spain

    10. Planetary Queen

      Don't take a genius listening to this song lyrics and body language exactly what she trying to invoke lol Read it good . We're u so naive Witch cowards wanna. Bees when she told had turn back towards all of u all your evils cowards acts of witches . Look what u caused to Saint Vincent island .. left the in the streets .. Will till the get u now lol Want to play now The show I stared upom all of u .. lol Good luck now .. lol

    11. Planetary Queen

      U know what the Queen like and do .. She return all back at you on it What I want. See u next .. in the deep inside soil like the rest Shame Bi have no shame ..

    12. Mario Ruffino


    13. Robert F Sullivan

      RFS Israel *

    14. Erik Thorne

      Everyone on here : oh she’s so new never heard anything like this before wow! The Kills: i remember 2008

      1. fistsofsteel2

        Nothing like.

    15. deathhop1

      Sounds similar to early Tricky. Not a bad thing.

    16. mystic city

      Exactly one month later the Vulcano on the island of St. Vincent erupts

    17. tectonicblond

      didn't Madonna already cover this ground? (and did it better) this chick is all over the place in a cheap wig no less. I hate everything she wears!!!

      1. halfvideo

        GO OFF

      2. David Williams

        There is no comparison they’re both queens in their own right ✨

    18. Stuart McLemore

      I feel like I'm in a Scorsese film set in the 70's.

    19. mama bear

      Just saw her on SNL just literally now. Wow, she is so amazing!! Really loving her sound.

    20. Mandi Marr

      David Bowie fame vibes

    21. Mickey412

      I love how the flange (or w/e it is) on her voice gets more pronounced as the song goes on and she gets more 'crazy'. Them wobbly vocals man, I f*kin love this lass.

    22. voodoosleeper

      I've always hated portrait tattoos but I might get one of Annie in this look cause it is the biggest 70s serve since the 70s.

    23. kellyrk2007

      A very 80's sound! A mix of Prince, Vanity, and The Eurhythmics at the beginning. And I don't think I've ever heard guitar strings being tapped by fingernails.

    24. Frederique Lavigne

      this is garbage. and I mean it.

    25. Jimmy Clarke

      For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26 [KJV]) ~~~~ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9 [KJV]) ~~~~ For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13 [KJV]) ~~~~ For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 [KJV])

    26. voodoosleeper

      How does Annie Clark with light hair and eyebrows remind me so much of a young Shelley Duvall who had dark hair and eyebrows which Annie Clark naturally has but doesn't remind me at all of Shelley Duvall with that look? Does that make sense?

    27. Michael McDonough

      Love St Vincent, but damn this shit sucks fr.

    28. David Bryant

      Dang, so talented! I'm excited about the full album coming up in mid-May.

    29. Oriol Marcet

      Past and copy of fame of Dawie Bowie, what a disaster

    30. ConArdist

      How in the world do people like Tekashi and Cardi B have higher “like” ratios than this masterpiece? St. V 4 Life

    31. John Soares

      You trifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin' goodfornothing type of brother, o silly meeeeeee why haven't I foundanother

    32. Kayque Cabral

      This is beyond amazing! First time i listen to her work!

    33. Jamie Jones

      kind of sounded like an Annie Lennox song at first

    34. foresaken to none

      Trala Boom Dyayaaaa...I met St. Vincent today...Annie Clark to some... I took her behind the fence...I had fifty cents... She said that'll cost ya 2 bucks!!!

    35. Ken Ramsey

      It's definitely got that Kate Bush nuttiness. I like Kate (and St. Vincent). But, there's some nuttiness.

    36. satan power

      shame this masterpiece has only mil views SHAME

    37. Dylan Bean

      I left the Cult of St Vincent sometime between Strange Mercy and Masseduction. But after seeing her perform this song on SNL... I AM SO BACK.

    38. Shaun Button

      If Tom Fec and Beck ever Co produced a female artist it would without a doubt sound like this!!!

      1. Robert Cohen

        She appeared on Becks Record Club and does an awesome INXS cover of I Need You Tonight

    39. Rocky Shirley

      Starchy hard So fine dining on them thoughtfully Made sounds like something is keeping my neighbors up and Downton Julie Brown

    40. Rocky Shirley

      Amazingly amazing Fire is just the beginning of her hunger Eat em up you stanky sweet rose garden of symphony

    41. Cellar Door

      NASTY never sounded so good...

    42. asaintothesun

      I saw that talking heads thing

    43. honeychilerider

      Wow. That is absolutely slammin'. I was worried that maybe she didn't have anything new to say but this is probably, instantly my favorite St. Vincent song. And I really like my previous favorite.

    44. BeginPanicAttack

      miserable , sexy

    45. Greg Tilson

      Feel like prince is inhabited her body and soul.

    46. Thales Sousa

      That's a reinvention. 👏❤️

    47. Ansiro Desetta

      David Bowie all the way up and down...wild...eccentric...could be at least likably

    48. Martin Bladel, van

      I only recently found out about Annie's music. Today, april 9 '21, the volcano on St. Vincent exploded. Seems to me she has chosen an apt artist name.

    49. Benjamin Reynolds

      The trolls steadily moved in today. I have no substance to my life. I might infect the world with my special brand of impulsive keypad stomping 'discourse' cause everyone needs to know how I feel about everything I am subjected to that I do not understand, or that which has no appeal to me. I wish I had something to do other than throw piss and shit on the internet. I might start collecting stamps. Or knitting or crochet??

    50. foto21com

      This song is a weak ripoff of Bowie/Lennon's Fame, and a really weak ripoff of Bowie's stage appearance. You're not David Bowie. It's not gonna happen, sorry. MIllenials do about as good a job of making retro 70s and 80s music as boomers do making EDM (other than Carl Cox and the innovators). I'm talking like an average boomer rock musician trying to make EDM. That's how good this is. There are so many things going wrong here, it's literally impossible to know where to start. Why is she standing like a 70 year old dude with a back issue, who would also be wearing that outfit? What an atrocity those long vocal notes are as well. This is like if someone tried to make something awful.

      1. patrick Burden

        Lots of people make good retro music, you just need to have an understanding of the fundamentals of music and songwriting. To make successful EDM? Or this? I haven't figured out what combinations of narcotics you need yet

    51. Ben Collins

      I always wondered what happened with Roller Girl after smashing that guys face.

    52. Justin Gaudin

      This is the most annoying musician on earth

    53. GibsonGirlTheSecond

      I've watched this video so many times, and keep discovering new things I love. Like, for instance, the light choreography at 1:25, in perfect sync with the...what is that? Synth? Guitar? I play both, and I honestly have no idea.

    54. Jintri

      This was also pretty good back when they called it David Bowie.

    55. Kenny Hall

      Love her!

    56. Gephion Arno

    57. Stormy Magiera

      Thank God we have real music back!

    58. Keith Hanisek

      Super pretentious

    59. MssBiancable

      We're all happy you're back but Raffaella Carra even more.

    60. Pavel Mencl

      very, very good

    61. Dee Palmer

      Annie summoning Prince & Bowie

    62. Cristian Hendriksen

      I LOVE IT!!! 🙌🏻✨

    63. Casey

      Female David Bowie

    64. Doc Stodden

      Bowie (RIP) has returned to us! Welcome back.

    65. Aaron Benson

      Mr. Jones is looking down from way up in the stars above, and he's smiling, knowing that his legacy is being carried on.

    66. MikeDiamond69

      Second coming of The Thin White Duke

    67. Cough It Up

      Serious Bowie vibes and that's just wonderful.

    68. N V

      yes, just yes

    69. CalCrazy

      I feel like I'm watching the rise of this generation's Tori Amos and I'm living for it ♥♥

    70. Irene Adler

      I just rewatched this after the “the melting of the sun” video dropped and noticed that when she sings the word “sun” you can briefly see a glimpse of that video. What a masterful, perfect little reference from my queen.

    71. Aydon Clikeman

      this song is literally flawless. she’s such a master of revising her songs to the extent of perfection. she owns everything. this era is gonna be so cohesive and so perfect in every way

    72. Mayloni Minchew

      She reminds me of David Bowie and Kate Bush.

    73. Hannah Đỗ

      jane lynch homage concept

    74. Kenshin73 Himura

      What kinda of crap is this? Music is not!!!

    75. Joe Punchface

      You continually push me to go further. How dare you? And thank you!

    76. Veet Gavel


    77. Joga Muse

      I can't stop listening to this song.

    78. Rana Kutvan

      Fame Version 2021

    79. DemonWarp65

      I want to see her on tour with Black Moth Super Rainbow

    80. Chris C

      she looks like a broke version of Madonna on drugs.. but I LOVE HERRR

    81. Hooda Thunkett

      Straight out of the Eurythmics playbook (Savage era) it!

    82. meesteroz

      hey DAVID BOWIE called....and he loves this!!

    83. Alex Nicole

      Saw her on Saturday night live this past weekend ! Great performance she's even better live !

    84. Retardson Niggler

      Slayer is better

    85. olivier tremblay

      Looking like an overdose is cool...

    86. Bananas About Movies


    87. The Ant-I-Channel

      SNL brought me here, they know good music.

    88. Jeff Torbenson

      This garbage passes for music, seriously the music industry is desperate, I guess anyone can put a record out and hype it enough and call it a hit, talentless !!

    89. Vicky Garnett

      I see St. Vincent has reached her Mid-70s ‘Plastic Soul’ era. Looking forward to the Berlin years.

    90. LElkins1979

      Girl's a freaking prodigy.

    91. Brian Lewis

      There's something VERY Annie Lennox about this....anyone agree?

    92. Jeff Dranetz

      Knocked my sox off. SNL has just introduced me to the band St. Vincent! I was sent back to those glam days, when I was middle aged, and as a teen was a huge glam rock fan. Sad I've missed out on Annie Clark's vocals, glam guitar, and the abstract trippy lyrics for over a decade. Genuine glam, like from that time decades ago. Not a contrived like the music in the faux bio picture "Velvet Goldmine". Going to check out this band's catalog!! Its got that Young Americans album vibe, with a bit of Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory thrown in.

    93. meyeboy2

      She looks like uma thurman from pulp fiction

    94. Aramora


    95. Laurie Peifer

      I never heard of her. Just watched SNL and WOW, that got my attention! This is one sexy song. New fan!!!

    96. Jarrell Jimerson

      Was that live or was that Memorex @ 2:45?

    97. Musicthx1

      Love it!

    98. Lillian

      Okay, SNL. I’d not heard of her before but I was like, what tha? So I came to USfilm and see she has a following. Different is nice.

    99. romcomfan

      This is literally the Eurythmics

    100. Likedbymany

      Saw her on not funny SNL and she, her background singers and that band killed it. So funky. 🤸🏾‍♂️💃🏽🕺🏾🔥