"Something Fast" as written by and Andrew Taylor....
All the things
We never needed
I don't need them now
All the things
Were always confidential
And hidden from me anyhow

You can stand all night
At a red light anywhere in town
Hailing maries left and right
But none of them slow down
I seen the best of men go past
I don't want to be the last
Gimme something fast

God knows everybody needs
A hand in their decision
Some of us are not so sure
I seen his own held out
For a ride on television
I think he's still in baltimore

You can stand all night
At a red light anywhere in town
Hailing maries left and right
But none of them slow down
I seen the best of men go past
I don't want to be the last
Gimme something fast


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"Something Fast" as written by Andrew Taylor

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    General CommentOh, and I think the fact that the song itself is so slow is meant to be ironic.
    The Knaveon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that this was yet another drug song!

    "Something Fast" = speed,
    "A hand in their decision" = drugs give you confidence?
    "I don't want to be the last/Gimme something fast" = "I don't want to sit here wringing my hands and wondering what to do anymore, let me get fucked up and I'll definitely do SOMETHING!"
    The Knaveon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love that lyric - the way a lot of the lines can be read or heard in different ways. Gimme something fast! or ... Gimme Something....Fast!
    Its very clever, I don't know of many lyricists who do this, sometimes Michael Stipe does.
    coyote78on April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnother example of that is the line
    God knows every body needs a hand in their desicion.
    When you first hear it you naturally think he means the expression "god knows" until he actually mentions Gods hand a few lines later, which means he was being literal. Fuckin smart writing
    coyote78on April 07, 2007   Link

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