"Spike the Senses" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
Every second of every minute of the day
I let my fancy play
And if the feeling strikes me
I deliquesce into the sky without waving goodbye
While contemplating a fractured pale cathedral wall
Death can't touch me at all
Let its rapacious fingers with venomous stingers try
I'd like to see them try

Try to find a way to spike the senses
Till everything goes white

I had a vision of vinyl spiders in a cage
And now I avoid the stage
Cause though it was a trifle I still can't stifle
The fear that they might just reappear

Try to find a way to spike the senses
Till everything goes white

Climbing climbing climbing never falling
If it was up to me I'd freak the clouds
Let them fall and grip to the sea
I think the chemicals have done
Some evil thing to me


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    General Commentyeah, that's why I'd never do any hallucinogen. I have no doubt that I'd have the worst trip imaginable. Strike that, worse than imaginable. vinyl spiders would be the least of my worries. exceptional song, though.
    DrMamboon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just "say no to drugs," but if I were to ever say yes...this would be my theme song.

    =P "Try to find a way to spike the senses, til everything goes white..."
    Surfpicoon September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts like an auditory acid trip.
    testemunhaon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs most Of Montreal songs are, testemunha.
    Judging by the imagery and the last line I'd say it's about drugs.
    robocloneon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt their concert in Chattanooga on Aug. 25, 2006 they announced, just before playing Lysergic Bliss, that they write all their songs on psychedelic mushrooms, so....
    L0wRyd3ron March 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOf course you'd have to be a fool to actually believe that.
    Yrtlzmoon March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^haha
    fursoftasfuron April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKinda depressing for a song about getting high. Like he does it to escape his life, rather than enhance it.
    Waqckuon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshrooms make you really anxious, its poison to your body. even if its not really bad for you. i imagine he does a lot of writing sober (usually turns out better) or on acid. acid is a very though provoking and helps you express, doesnt keep it back.
    jgd85on June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^umm i just recently ate shrooms for the first time and it didn't make me anxious at all, in fact it relaxed me and ideas flowed more easily. my friend tripped acid and had a bad trip, which made her very anxious. it really just depends on what kind of trip you have, a good/bad one can make your experiences very different.

    oh and i love this song. i just freaking love of montreal.
    cakebakekelsieon July 19, 2007   Link

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