"1% of one" as written by and Stephen Bishop....
Blind son man from Netherlands, he knew not what bands he mixed
They sounded a bit like a zephyr and a bit like the jicks
He craned his neck over the desk waiting for something to ride
And you weren’t there to feed him air the second that moment arrived
1% of one is 1% of one is one
The band became a picture frame surrounding the vision he dreamt
Walls are walking round in squares dividing your room as they will
And there my friend the story ends short though I know it may be
The band swished into a tune and the walls were walking tall
1% of one is 1% of one is one

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1% of one song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentFirst line should be: "Blind *sound* man from Netherlands..."

    The song is a nod to Remko Schouten, the sound engineer for Pavement. He's Dutch, and apparently he's blind as well. Hence, "Blind sound man from Netherlands..."

    Presumably, then, Pavement is the band that "sounded a bit like the Zephyr and a bit like the Jicks"
    C. V. Catulluson June 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEpic. Malkmus rules.
    ZekeWeberon November 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the repetition.
    chickenflickeron January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant.
    sorchahon August 04, 2010   Link

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