"A Method" as written by and Jaleel Bunton Gerard A Smith....
Eyes wide mine, suddenly everything
Flies by fine, mind goes on holiday
In its stead, clicking along the curb
Clucking tongues how could they have the nerve

There is hardly a method you know

It's a broken poem, started up yesterday
And it came true now, mind was on holiday
It's an open road will we soon see the end
It's an open book, a story to tell the band

There is hardly a method you know

It's a storm faced cloud, hanging in dystrophy
It's a cold, base clown laughing at enemies
It's a rough wild world could you please chaperone
It's a mind field trip, oh leave it the fuck alone

This is hardly the method you know

There's a purple pain strangling yesterday
There's a purple stain spattered on interstates
It's an awkward stage grasping at anything
'Cause it's lost the page
Can't find a word to say
But they want you to
Oh they want you to
Yes they want you too
Oh they want you, too

Broken plates on dirty highways
Pave the way for alien grace

There is hardly a method you know


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"A Method" as written by David Andrew Sitek Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe

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    General Commenti think this is about the creation of art and artistic inspiration...
    about how there is no 'method' for it and it cant be forced, it just has to come to you
    that what i think anyway
    NYCandorianon December 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm a storm faced cloud, hanging in dystrophy
    I'm a cold, base clown laughing at enemies
    MarcusHon July 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's "minefield trip"
    bkim6on September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's "minefield trip"
    bkim6on September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish I knew what these lyrics meant.

    With the atmosphere it seems like a marching ghost.
    Yadaon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI copied them straight out of the booklet. I doubt I could have come up with "mind field trip" on my own, to be honest.
    prayingmantis84on October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont really know what the lyrics mean
    but the melody is wonderful
    monkeysuncleon October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArtistic process is the theme I was feeling, too. Obviously, I'm not certain how everything plays into it, but here are some guesses.

    Obviously, the whole method thing is artistic process; there being no formula.
    The first two lines (suddenly everything flies by fine, mind goes on holiday) is that feeling you get when, god this sounds cheesy, but you really just feel whatever it is you're doing, whether it's music, or writing, or anything. It comes out.

    I don't understand the curb thing, but clucking tongues, how could they have the nerve seems to be about the gall it takes to criticize other people's art.

    I'm not gonna write anymore, but I think that's the basis for some discussion, hopefully.
    alexmceon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat about the more obvious interpretation: Bad wreck. Friend dies. What to say to their family? This sucks.
    jiffy009on April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Jiffy. It sounds like he's playing with words trying to talk about a car wreck.

    I don't find TVOTR arrogant enough to write a song about their own artistic process, though I may be completely wrong.

    They encored with this song live, and Subtle played along with them. Kyp handed my friend standing next to me two sticks to clack together during it. Simply fucking awesome.
    scarecrow826on October 14, 2007   Link

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