"The Staggering Genius" as written by and Powers John Davis....
Are you miserable are you miserable tonight
Your invincible indefensibleseven deep and getting right
I hope you'll write some song where you mention all the wrongs is done
Tell everyone you' happy and order up another one

Yeah the genius staggers home
Yeah are you better off alone.

Are you satisfied are you ever gonna be
You' despicable inexplicable and you' meaningless to me.
I hope you'll write some song where you mention all the wrongs is done
Tell everyone you' happy and slip into oblivion.

Yeah the genius staggers home
Yeah are you better off alone
Yeah the genius staggers home
Yeah are you better off alone

Are you miserable are you miserable tonight
Your invincible indefensibleseven deep and getting right
I hope you'll write some song where you mention all the wrongs is done
Tell everyone you' happy and slip into oblivion

Yeah the genius staggers home
Yeah are you better off alone
Are you better off alone are you better off alone
Are you better off alone are you better off alone.


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"The Staggering Genius" as written by Harrison Coffey

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    General Commentwhoa! i got the first quote. well, when this song is famous..i got the first comment. i like the song. it's--like just about a bunch of other songs--about a girl. (OBVIOUSLY) and well, she's going to be a "star" and all
    GRR so he's all GRR. anyways, i was just excited to get the first quote..i don't really understand the song :) bye
    wavejarson March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song. I saw these guys live in September and they just rocked. Also great - "Remain Yer Strange" - my second favorite song.
    riotgrl04on April 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about drunk pontification
    incuon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoes the opening riff remind anyone else of "Gigantic" by The Pixies?
    PersonMan92on August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else think this might be self-referential? I mean, John Davis was balls-deep in alcoholism before converting in the middle of recording this album...
    drjayphdon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere was a tiny rumor around the time 'Last Call' was released, that this song was an angry letter to Tom Pappas, the former bassist. John Davis came to the message board and set the record straight: its about himself and his inner demons and NOT about Tom! he goes on to say that Tom even played at his wedding lol (oh and the original line up is working on a NEW freeekin CD for 09' release!)
    aarxn82on October 15, 2008   Link

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