Traveller's diagram
for where I am, for what I am
Check the provisional code
It overloads, it all explodes
And hey, let's throw the great party
today for the rest of our lives
The band is just about to get started
So throw the switch
It's rock-n-roll time

Special elixirs flow
And then the onion lady blows
Kisses to the crying cooks with baited hooks
and lady looks?

And hey, let's throw the great party
today for the rest of our lives
The band is just about to get started
So throw the switch
It's rock-n-roll time

You must be willing just to ride along with me
You must be happy just to do the job for free
Yours for the taking if you follow simple rules
Such acts of subservience were never taught in schools

Spit me out from your cosmos
Draft me into your troops
Set me up for the knockdown
You can watch
And I'll be back when it's over

I'm much greater than you think
I'm swimmer in the drink
I'm much greedier than you think
I'm slammer in the drink

And oh, mesh gear fox
Put out another bag of tricks from scientific box
Time's wasting and you're not gonna live forever
And if you do
I'll come back and marry you
No use changin' now
You couldn't anyhow and ever (forever?)

It's not the way that I fear that I feel
It's the way you act
It's the way you look when you're near me
It's not so hard to conceal to concede? (conceal?)
It's the things you say
It's the things you do go right through me


Lyrics submitted by wopPi, edited by OzzRamirez

Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox song meanings
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    General CommentThe moment where this song shoots into outer space ("Ohhhhh Mesh Gear Fox") is my absolute favorite part of any Guided by Voices song.

    This is a great, great song.
    heroinhotwateron August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDamn. You said exactly what I was going to say. This is my favourite GBV song and as such, it is my alias for my music. myspace.com/…
    ZEROpumpkinson January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHoly shit, that segue between the two songs kicks my ass EVERY time. Even 14 years after hearing it the first time.
    ratanxon March 12, 2010   Link

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