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Lasting hopes for love will try again
Goodbye creatures, goodbye human friends
Orchestras on warships in the wind
If we don’t reunite this time…

Will try again
Will try again
Will try again
Will try again

Lasting hopes for love will try again
Catalogue the awkward specimen
Stay and wave goodbyes as long as you can
If we don’t reunite in time…

Will try again
Will try again



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    General Commentthis song is hauntingly beautiful
    jjjonatronon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing it goes "We'll try again" instead of "Will try again." But it really doesn't make that much of a difference, does it?

    This little B-side is actually my favorite Grandaddy song. Sure, the lyrics don't reach a level of The Warming Sun. Maybe it took Jason 30 seconds to write them, but there's still those frequent Grandaddy themes of yearning and escapism and feeling out of place. And as the above poster mentioned, it walks this fine line between being gorgeous and being creepy. I had headphones on the first time I listened to it, and I think that's the best way to appreciate it. Pump up the volume and wait for the bass synth to kick in. Then you get the layers of synth and the warbly piano flourishes, and you're not quite sure whether to feel sad or a little creeped out. Either way, it's the one Grandaddy song that got stuck in my head the most. For best effect, listen to it late at night on a lonely country road.

    I never saw or heard Jason or anyone in the band discuss this song, so I have no idea if L.F.O. is supposed to stand for low-frequency oscillation or not. But if you were to wager a guess, I'm thinking that would be a pretty good guess.
    naknion February 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter pushing the "add comment" button, I realized I kinda contradicted myself there with having two best ways to listen to the song. Either way is great. Or you can break the law and drive late at night on a lonely country road with your headphones on and cranked up to get the super ultimate effect.
    naknion February 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think in The Sophtware Slump Deluxe Edition liner notes Jason said he couldn't remember what it stood for, but was probably some in-joke he had with himself. I would assume it's based on Low Frequency Oscillator in some way.
    yumflumpon May 04, 2013   Link

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