[Slug]
Smart went crazy, truth went trendy
The story got lazy so I rewrote the ending
Manipulated the entry, more user friendly
Now a city full of painpills and tatooes defend me
I waver from the dead to the halfdead
Grey space between the fanbase and the crackhead
Sunset, sailboat set course for hell
A cross and a hammer, but you'll have to get some nails
Take credit, for anything embedded in the edit
As long as you meant it when you said it
And all of the kids laugh, when you admit that
It mighta been witchcraft that made my noose fit bad
Well I'ma act like I don't give a make love
Take what I got to teach everyone to break stuff
I'ma act like there's poison in the pancakes
And amputate the one that wasn't loyal with the handshakes
Proud to know ya, Minnesota missle
Never sold coke and I never had to hold a pistol
Civil and simple, but set the freakshow
Loose on the nipple, watch her whole fuckin titty ripple
It's why we battle, it's why we travel
It's why the mascott thinks that I'm an asshole
We made the team without puttin on a uniform
Smart went nuts and rode a unicorn through the storm

[Chorus]
Smart went crazy, but where did you go
Smart went crazy, but where did you go
Smart went crazy, but where did you go
Smart went crazy, where did you go now

[Slug]
Smart went crazy, kiss Ms. Daisy
Loved you when every day was christmas baby
Maybe we can take it back to the way we was
Still on some "what have you done for me lately"
No gravy if the base is porkface
Tourdates ate my big little brother's courtcase
Poor taste got passed up as gourmet
This beer is foreplay
We'll meet up at your place
I sting like a first divorce, or them first Newports
Whatever hurts you more
"You're headed for self destruction" been there, did that
kick back with the wrong angel to fuck with
Carve my charm into your arms
Fuck around, unravel this tall ball of yarn
Snuck round back to disarm the alarm
From the plantation to the reservation to the farms
And nobody knows where you'll end up
Only guarantee in life is death or a headfuck
Yea, you thought it was a set up, well guess what
Now you can catch up with the rest of my "Best Of"
I got a few blocks left before I reach my destionation
And retrieve my breath
And god blessed every step I stole
Just to let me know, she wouldn't ever let me go

[Chorus] - 2X

[Slug]
Smart went crazy, the rubber bend went snap
This goes to those that hold it down 'til I get back
Hold on to me, grow along with me
I don't know where I'm goin but I'll end up in your arms [4X]



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    General CommentThis song is awesome, the guitar in the loop is sweet. I cant believe no one commented on this yet.
    stonedouton May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat i get from this song, is somebody finally ascending beyond what they were before. finally doing something they feel is worthwhile. and having a blast while doing so. i love this fuckin song
    stick to your gunson June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my top favourites from him, and ive heard 90% of his shit
    tyl3r3on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSlug makes a reference to "Smart" on the song Angelface. Does it represent a person? Is he referring to himself? Hmm.
    Reidja7on April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen he references "Smart" he means himself i believe. sounds kinda conceited, but i guess its kinda true as well haha
    jygeron May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is basically a fun tour song. Slug said in an interview this song is just about being on the road.
    MCSKITLEZon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhile it probably has something to do with tours, I think it could also include some metaphors for life… for instance I think the part that goes “It's why we battle, it's why we travel
    It's why the mascott thinks that I'm an asshole
    We made the team without puttin on a uniform
    Smart went nuts and rode a unicorn through the storm” is just generally talking about his motivation in life .. maybe his talented lyrics writing or w/e.. although I like to think of the reason we battle and travel is to find someone we can ‘love’ and appreciate and who’ll respect you…. Kinda corny I guess but im kinda like that…. I think the second half can support it better than the first – I hate line by line analysis but im too lazy to think of a better way to be coherent:
    “Smart went crazy, kiss Ms. Daisy
    Loved you when every day was christmas baby” – probably referring to some person that he like worshipped

    “Maybe we can take it back to the way we was
    Still on some "what have you done for me lately"” – reminiscing on how great they got along and all that nonsense.. something probably got inbetween them though

    “No gravy if the base is porkface
    Tourdates ate my big little brother's courtcase” – beats me

    “Poor taste got passed up as gourmet
    This beer is foreplay
    We'll meet up at your place” – hmm maybe she cheated with someone trashy.. possibly the ‘big little brother’? ^

    “I sting like a first divorce, or them first Newports
    Whatever hurts you more” – ouch so its something that had that special sting of love turned wrong in a marriage or the long term effects of cigarettes or w/e

    “"You're headed for self destruction" been there, did that
    kick back with the wrong angel to fuck with” – probably quoting her.. she blames her for it but hes not going to stand for that since it wasn’t him.. he’s probably the ‘wrong angle to fuck with’

    “Carve my charm into your arms
    Fuck around, unravel this tall ball of yarn” – love that line.. dk what it means.. I like to think the second one can be applied more broadly to unraveling the ball of life but its probably just unraveling all the issues and what not

    “Snuck round back to disarm the alarm
    From the plantation to the reservation to the farms” – some allusion to some personal experience?

    “And nobody knows where you'll end up
    Only guarantee in life is death or a headfuck” – don’t know whats going to happen to you in life (0r after death)

    “Yea, you thought it was a set up, well guess what
    Now you can catch up with the rest of my "Best Of"” -?

    “I got a few blocks left before I reach my destionation
    And retrieve my breath
    And god blessed every step I stole
    Just to let me know, she wouldn't ever let me go” – ‘few blocks left’ metaphorically in his life or in this relationship or w/e…. and god blessed his trip the whole way even though it probably included at lot of stuff that hurt that girl or was wrong because.. you know.. he’s god and he does stuff like that… and after all that craziness that girl still loved him

    I like listening to this song… I pick up something different every time and its so catchy
    c4r4me1on March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFYI the entire title is Smart Went Crazy (The Beauty Pill).

    Smart Went Crazy was an idie rock band from D.C. After they broke up some members formed The Beauty Pill. The album is also dedicated to The Beauty Pill. (among others)

    My take on him saying "Smart Went Crazy" in the song is just an inside way for him to represent a band that he likes. Or maybe as others said he just likes to call himself "Smart".
    andsometimeschrison June 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    Here are my breakdowns:

    "I'm a act like there's poison in the pancakes and amputate the one that wasn't loyal with the handshakes"

    -He's going to be very cautious of people, of what they offer, and he's going to cut off, not literally, but figuratevly,that smile in his face but are not sincere behind his back.

    "Never sold coke and I never had to hold a pistol
    Civil and simple, but set the freakshow
    Loose on the nipple, watch her whole fuckin titty ripple
    It's why we battle, it's why we travel
    It's why the mascott thinks that I'm an asshole
    We made the team without puttin on a uniform
    Smart went nuts and rode a unicorn through the storm"

    I'm not exactly sure what he was trying to say with the nipple part, but the rest of it, I feel that he's talking about major record companies. Tons of them have sent Atmosphere deals since they began blowing up, but they've decline them. The mascot would be the record company. They think he's an asshole because "he never sold coke and had to hold a pistol and made the team without putting on a uniform" which basically means that he never conformed to the image that record companies try to sell and promote in rap, which is the thug rapper, yet he still managed to make the "team" which is the group of rappers that are commercially and critially successful. Putting on the uniform would mean joining a major label and giving in to their standards of what they want you to be.

    I think the part tourdates ate my little brother's courtcase basically means that tourdates prevented him from being able to be there for his little brother during his courtcase.
    There are parts of this song that I don't get like the disarm the alarm part, and some other parts.

    It's a great song though.

    Realityon April 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh, yeah, and the tall ball of yarn is symbolic of him, I believe. He's comparing himself to a ball of yarn because he has many layers upon layers of himself that you have to unravel to get to the true him.
    Realityon April 01, 2010   Link

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