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Grea-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-at
Great seekers of violence
Go away

Oh grea-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-at
Great seekers of violence
Go away

Are you a cheater in love with your reach?
I know too well the company you keep
'Cause the proof's in the pudding
You never should pray
Unless you believe.

Oh grea-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-at
Great seekers of violence
Go away

Cause you're the grea-ee-a-a-ee-a-a-ee-a-a-ee-a-a-at
Great seekers of violence
Go away

Well, I would like to sag along to Saganaw
With a canvas duffle bag under my arm
'Cause the country songs have blessed me
With influence and power, and truth

Oh-ooh-ohhh-ooh-oooohhh-oooohhhhh
Eeyyyaay-eee-yaay-eee-yaaay...


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    General Commenti think everybody hates this song. i really like it. it's different. no idea what it's about, mind.
    jimmythejimon May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like something that may have been written up on the road. Perhaps the band was busing through Michigan and were approaching Saginaw, inspiring this odd little tune.

    Yeah, half the lyrics are close to impossible to interpret but telling off "great seekers of violence" is obviously a message of peace and so perhaps the small town atmosphere of the Saginaw area brought a sense of tranquility to Malkmus or whoever wrote the tune. Saying that "the country songs have blessed me" might really mean that the country roads have inspired him, or whatever.

    BTW, that yodeling always makes me smile. :) The song worked well for a Saganay slideshow I made.
    WheresPoochieon January 18, 2010   Link

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