"Nature of the Experiment" as written by and Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks....
We've got our tracks covered
Thanks to your older brother
It's not the moonlight that sets me off
It's not the money that makes me scoff

It's my impeccable disorder
Where I keep on falling for her
It's not the way my mother talks
It's not the people that she mocks

It's the nature of the experiment
It's the patterns of my temperament
It's the nature of the experiment
They're taking me in increments

We're halfway up the bracket
The rain comes through my jacket
It's not the stones inside my shoes
It's not the risk of what's to lose

It's an ancient Russian proverb
I doubt it's ones that you've heard
It's not the cracks beneath the floor
It's not the fact that it's a chore

It's the nature of the experiment
It's the patterns of my temperament
It's the nature of the experiment
Taking me in increments



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"Nature of the Experiment" as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks

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    General CommentWe've got our tracks covered
    Thanks to your older brother
    It's not the moonlight that sets me off
    It's not the money that makes me scoff

    (He's getting alcohol or some type of drug from an older brother's friend, it's not the night time that makes him become restless or the money that makes him melancholy)

    It's my impeccable disorder
    Where I keep on falling for her
    It's not the way my mother talks
    It's not the people that she mocks
    (It's this girl he knows that doesn't reciprocate, at least to the same degree, the feelings he has for her...separately it is also not the fact that his mother is unsatisfied with her life.)

    It's the nature of the experiment
    It's the patterns of my temperment
    It's the nature of the experiment
    They're taking me in increments
    (It's the way that people behave in relation to one another, it creates this continuous cycle of his life that slowly takes away his innocence.)

    We're halfway up the bracket
    The rain comes through my jacket
    It's not the stones inside my shoes
    It's not the risk of what's to lose
    (He's halfway up the bracket, he's halfway to where he wants to be in life when the old feelings pour through his "jacket". It's not the everyday discomfort associated with life, it's not the fact that he may fail.)

    It's an ancient Russian proverb
    But I doubt it's ones that you've heard
    It's not the cracks beneath the floor
    It's not the fact that it's a chore
    (Kinda would need to know the proverb for this one, I'm guessing it has something to do with going through the motions to satisfy the people around you.)

    It's the nature of the experiment
    It's the patterns of my temperment
    It's the nature of the experiment
    They're taking me in increments
    (see above)

    Just my thoughts
    gotmilk444444on June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI totally luvv this song!! =o
    It's totally pwning uberness!!!! xDD
    i luv tokyo police club;;
    daviddon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea davidd, right on
    theaxxxon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis band is eating me alive, like they have my tied around their collective little fingers. oh my god. someone please post lyrics for shoulders+arms (best. song. ever.) and to everyone who thinks this sounds like the strokes, listen real hard, but harden not your hearts.

    love, interpolnyc.
    paul_bankson July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA friend of mine thinks I'm an idiot b/c I am obsessed with this band. I think he's the idiot. Probably one of the best bands this year. I'm actually on my way to pick up the EP now. The singer's voice reminds me of Josh Grier from Tapes 'n Tapes, which is another amazing band (check them out if you haven't already). I eagerly anticipate their next release. Speaking of amazing bands, does anyone like the Thermals as much as I do? The Body, The Blood, The Machine is one of my fave albums this year. I think I prefer Fuckin' A though, although I enjoy both them tremendously.
    montana judason October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a kool song
    bloc_party15on December 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmontana judas, your friend is a huge idiot.

    hahah.
    elleonon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmontana judas, your friend is a huge idiot.

    hahah.
    elleonon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love Tokyo Police Club because they are from the 905 too! The Suburban Wasteland of Toronto rocks! These guys are a total inspiration, one day they were working in a Value Village (Canadian Used Clothing, really ghetto) and the next they are international rock stars! They make me want to drop out of school and start a band, if only I could play an instrument. It's so cool how the song equates falling in love with an experiment, science as a metaphor for life. If you ahve grown up in the bland min0numbing barrens of suburban Toronto, then this song is your life. TPC will be huge in the future, can't wait for it!
    indie-YYYon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHis voice... i want to marry anyone who sings like that ^^:
    Naciaon January 08, 2007   Link

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