"Slowly, Through a Vector" as written by and Max Bemis....
Passing slowly though the vector
Damp with fog the bog that grows the former business sector
With my laugh, my lonely minion
Only I can save the lives that blink within this canyon

We're passing slow, passing slow. Slow, Slow
Drink the colors of the night time
If you were wrong then I was right and this will be the right time
I‘ll display my disaffection (you brought me up, yea, you spit me out)
Out across the city
Loud and proud in your direction

We're passing slow, we're passing slow. Slow, Slow.
We're passing slow, we're passing slow. Slow, Slow.
When I get to your apartment I climb the rail outside the building
A band of them were in your apartment
They tied you up unwound, unwilling
I watch them cut, watch them touch, watch them do what they came to do

And in I come to lick it up
Clean up what is left of you
Ha ha ha show me what you got

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"Slowly, Through a Vector" as written by Max Bemis

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    General Comment"drink the colors of the night time" is seriously my favorite line. it says a lot with few words; it seems to bottle up a whole relationships emotions into one line. it could mean to drink in order to forget someone, drink because you're happy, etc. say anything FTW
    Cavvy02on April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFrom Max's Reddit AMA:

    "vector is about watching someone you love hurt themselves emotionally while you drift through life, wishing you could help them."

    cjlindmanon July 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love singing along to the "we're passing slow" part.
    I think this song might be about having a fear of someone cheating on him with a person who could damage her.
    purplethunderon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the part when he sings ha ha ha show me what you got thats just the greatest. i fell in love with this song after i heard him sing that live at the soncert with thrice, dashboard confessional ,and the get up kids truely amazing!
    nikznnattieon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm...insanely jealous, nikznnattie. The envy I'm feeling right now is eating a hole through the lining of my stomach.


    Someone is assaulting a chick and it's not Max.
    MiseryLovesYouon August 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlright, if we take a look at this from the "rock opera" perspective, I think this song is the character (Max Bemis), walking through an old abandoned city. A Vector is an organism that holds a disease. Its a very business and capitalism oriented city, and Max is there to tear it down with his words.

    Other than that, I have no clue what the apartment part is about. Except maybe "a band of them" being the industry, and the person being a band, or the metaphor of bands trying to make it these days.
    leeko518on January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song brings to mind, going with the rock opera theme again, the music industry ("you brought me up / you spit me out")

    Ha, ha, ha, show me what you got---i agree, SO FUN to sing along to when i saw them live.
    best_day_everon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"HA HA HA, SHOW WHAT YOU GOT!!" ....the best. LOL. when thay sing this song live, i swear, you couldent even hear him sing couse how loud everyone else was singing.
    ms-blackeyelineron September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey're most though provoking song. i've listened to all of their music for the past 3 years and this song has always amazed me with its brilliance everytime i hear it
    breakdown2313on October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont think the song is about sex at all. i think 'crawl inside her' is a metaphor for getting inside her head. he plays mindgames and so does she (the line about playing games by the flies inside her brain). they both play mindgames but max is better. he is the spider she is the fly.
    mustardtruckon October 08, 2006   Link

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