i'm gonna get my bathing suit on
gonna get my base face on
gonna get my hat out of loan
gonna get my space face on
i'm gonna turn all snakes into bone
go wishing the stone
keep the crystal cat cold
gotta get the throne
hope my baby
may we meet a beastman
hold us there
happy but by one hand
gonna get my pile of stone
gonna my loud loud gong
gonna get my men into rows
you better cover dem toes

big carrot throne...
let them take a load...
the crystal cat gets cold...



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    General CommentGonna get my thizz face on.
    HighAsAHorseon November 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about materialism. I know, it sounds farfetched, but hear me out. These lines in particular interested me:

    go worship the stone
    keep the crystal cat cold
    gotta get to the throne

    "The stone" appears in Bromst also, in Build Voice, he says:
    Behold, the stone it gleams like gold
    Out of control the beasts unknown and untold

    Oh oh ohhhh! The stooonnnee!
    As I'm told unfolds

    In the context of Build Voice, I definitely see "the stone" as a metaphor for money and materialism. So, assuming Dan's lyrical motifs mean the same thing in each song they're in, it would seem "go worship the stone" means he is going to pursue a materialistic lifestyle. The other line about stones "Gonna get my pile of stones" also suggests that he is trying to gain a large amount of money.

    "Gotta get to the throne", then, is the goal he hopes to accomplish through materialism. "Throne" suggests power and authority. Not sure how "big" and "carrot" fit into it. I think it might be a reference to the Neutral Milk Hotel song "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1". In the song, two children make up the title "The King of Carrot Flowers" for their make-believe kingdom. If he is indeed referencing this song, then by calling it a carrot throne, he is saying the status and authority of the rich and powerful is just as arbitrary as the status and authority children make up for each other.

    I'm pretty lost as to the meaning of the crystal cat itself. Thinking of things that "get cold", or fall by the wayside, when one pursues material wealth - spirituality, connection to nature, empathy - there's a lot of candidates. The line , "gonna turn all snakes into bone", I think, is evidence of an environmental message. In pursuing wealth and power, the narrator will do whatever it takes, he'll skin snakes for their exotic leather, even if it causes mass extinction.


    Anyway, there's my attempt at an interpretation. It doesn't completely fit - I have no idea what the beastman represents, or what "let them take a load" means. Perhaps he's saying let the poor have some of your wealth, with "load" being a pile of stones, aka money. If you don't think this song means anything, well, consider that "Wham City" the other song on "Spiderman" that seems the most fleshed out, has a very direct and clear environmental message. I definitely think "The Crystal Cat" has a deeper meaning, its just buried under layer upon layer of non sequitur.
    DCFCAlexon December 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is insane!! so awesome.
    welcometothemachineon January 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he was saying he's going to get his pant suit on.
    m0rningl0ryon February 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he was saying he's going to get his pant suit on.
    m0rningl0ryon February 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove this song.

    i'm pretty sure that there is "whorship the stone" not "wishing"
    Gwalynon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I thought he was going to get his pants suit on, too. Also, somehow, I thought "get my hat out of loan" was "get my eyeliner on." Anyways, this song is so crazy ... awesome.
    Aoshieon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI definitely heard pant suit.
    I played this song at my birthday party. We totally got down. This song is the best kind of insane.
    GodSavethePreenon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    i love
    MilkForWhaleson October 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm gonna get my pant suit on
    gonna get my base face on
    gonna get my highlighter on
    gonna get my space face on
    i'm gonna turn all snakes into bone
    go worship the stone
    keep the crystal cat cold
    gotta get the throne
    hope my baby
    may we meet a beastman
    hold us there
    happy with my one hand
    gonna get my pile of stone
    gonna my loud loud gong
    gonna get my men into rows
    you better cover dem toes

    big carrot throne... ???
    let them take a load... ???
    the crystal cat gets cold... ???
    christopherrrrron January 26, 2009   Link

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