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My bandmates don't seem to enjoy this song as much as I do, but I think it's one of our best among the bratty 5-minute range tunes that don't want to do the verse-chorus thing. Joe Ostrowski, our ex-guitarist, wrote the song. The end reminds me of Built to Spill; comparison is egregious, but Joe and I were big on Doug Martsch's guitar layering at the time. When we recorded this song's basic tracks live in the studio, we only had one monitor mix in our headphones, and Mike was having a hell of a time hearing everything. I believe it was this take that convinced him the whole recording session was a big piece of shit. He flung his headphones off during the recording, as he was playing, and at the end, he stormed out of the studio to get a sandwich. Good times, good memories.

Heh... in hindsight, that is kinda funny. You could actually hear him yell "FUCK!" on the tracks as he threw the headphones to the floor. Somehow in the mix it is basically inaudible, probably because Scott Greiner, mix engineer, is a wizard.


Lucy steps up, finds a way to catch the crowd
blowing smoke rings from the corner of her mouth
Come ye all to know the wonders of the world!
Shield your eyes well as the curtains are unfurled

5:00 A.M., our unit's led
to fields adjacent to the dig
Pulled up bones and tufts of hair
Reporters stalk, their lenses stare

You will now recall the dreams you thought you lost
Saved from peril as their ship was torn and tossed

My first love is in my arms
She traces lines that mark my palm
Every nerve too tightly strung
to sense our fragile lives undone
But when I wake the feeling's gone

You'll remember what you lost
Sink in further, you will know just what you lost
Go down deeper, dig down deeper
You'll recover

9:00 A.M., I'm on my knees
in fields that featured in my dreams
Tagged the bones and bits of hair
There's something too familiar here

My first love is in my arms
She traces lines that mark my palm
Every nerve too tightly strung
to sense our lives undone


from Yawn​+​House​=​Explosion, released February 22, 2005
Music: JO, KA, GG
Lyrics: KA


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