"Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" as written by Dave Fridmann, Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins....
I was waiting on the moment
But the moment never came
All the billion other moments
Were just slipping all away

(I must have been drifting) we’re just slipping all away
(Just ego-tripping)

I was wanting you to love me
But your love it never came
All the other love around me
Was just wasting all away

(I must have been tripping) was just wasting all away
(Just ego-tripping) was just wasting all away
(Must have been tripping)

I was waiting on the moment
But the moment never came
(Must have been dreaming) but the moment never came
(Just ego-tripping) but the moment never came
(Must have been tripping) but the moment never came
(Just ego-tripping) but the moment never came
(Must have been dreaming) but the moment never came

But the moment never came


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"Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" as written by Michael Ivins Dave Fridmann

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  • +5
    General CommentWayne sums the meaning of this song in an excellent manner on the official FL site.

    "To derive one's happiness from only specific moments in time is to miss out on the cosmic accident that is all of life's moments..."

    This refers to a form of apathy and or ignorant bliss I suppose. When Wayne speaks of ego-tripping, I guess he really means spacing (in both meanings) into the wishful thoughts that cloud our nights.
    auguruson June 30, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's about not focusing on one particular thing in life but everything that is life. Don't let both the big and small moments pass you by because every one of them matter.
    sonic_leaveson April 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentso much passes us by when we're hell bent on the one thing that no amount of wanting will get us. in our egotistical minds, we KNOW we're right about it. if we just keep at it or whatever, that it'll come to be, because it should be. BUT, the beauty of this song is just how sweetly he relates to that and encourages us to not continue doing as he's done. sadly, for some things...the moment never comes.
    chicananerdon July 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjesus christ how about this song describing my situation for my ex girlfriend. I wanted her so bad. I wanted to make things right this time, but it never came. She didnt want to. I felt so foolish. This song didnt help. It helped my bleed my pain and discomfort. It made me feel there are others like me. This song is amazingly sad and brilliant! I love it but it hurts.
    Mode000on April 14, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits like hes so far gone (at the gates of hell) but hes still in denial or still on a massive ego trip. and only when its too late that hes realised what a turd hes been. fucking fantastic song. The self-admiration with blow-up mix is also really good.
    caramelprisoneron January 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, its about a person that is so hung up on one aspect of life that he is totally oblivious to everything else going on around him. He was so fixated on his wish for love from one person, he didn't even notice that he was surrounded by love from so many different sides.
    If you close your mind off to different possibilities, then you've limited yourself to one scenario.
    Songs4Janeon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about losing something in life that you are not ready to lose. and how you just hang on to this thing for as long as you can, just blinded by how great it was. sad song.
    steelersfan2012on December 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a gorgeous song...it's a toss up between this one and Fight Test for my favourite from Yoshimi.
    gdson April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be one of the best songs on Yoshimi.
    a town like parison October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe idea of "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" is just completely brilliant.
    Sadexon August 14, 2005   Link

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