He's more farce than fodder
He's more of a dog than dogs are
It depends, we're just dots and commas
I'd still say you got one on us
There's not reason for it
Don't despise it and don't adore it
It's just a habit
It's just a habit I formed

This one's a super sonnet
This one's got too much on it
This one's a freak
This one's for free
There's no reason for it
Don't despise and don't adore it
It's just a habit
It's just a habit


Lyrics submitted by lacedwithyourscent, edited by anthonyyyg

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    General Commentthe guitar? yes, please. i love this song.
    oxycontinon July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti second that. the guitar solo is amazing.
    simpson_jkon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbuilt to spill is jus amazing
    floorpeeon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. I love the vocals and especially the guitar on this track.
    A_Raging_Bullon June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA question regarding the accuracy of the lyrics: I'm not certain, and the lyrics as they are make sense but is he not saying "fodder" rather than "father"?

    "He's more farce than fodder" makes sense to me potentially more so than father.
    A_Raging_Bullon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think doug just smokes a lot of cigs
    gochnatiaon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy would you say that? I certainly do not know as I am unaware as to the goings-on in his daily life but I do know that he is a vegetarian and that to me implies he tries to live a rather healthy lifestyle; plus he just doesn't strike me as the type.
    A_Raging_Bullon September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRegardless, habits take many different forms, not just in the style of cancer sticks, ya feel me?
    A_Raging_Bullon September 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthere is a modest mouse documentary, and in it doug is smoking a cigarette. I'm dead serious too. don't you think doug martsch is the type of person to let the idea of cigarette smoking get so much in his head that he feels forced to write a song about a silly little habit? I think it's perfectly valid and probably pretty likely. You act like it atrocious that he would write about smoking cigarettes.
    gochnatiaon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt was stated in an article I read, I can't exactly remember where it was awhile ago, that Doug had quit smoking over a decade ago. He has come clean with himself, and now maintains a very healthy lifestyle- for his benefit and for that of his son Ben.
    BobbyWeston November 02, 2010   Link

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