"Id Engager" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
(Oh yeah)
(Is my cord dragging in the water?)
(Looks good!)

He's just a slutty little flirt and sister he's only gonna hurt you (watch yourself)
Ladies I'm screaming out to you from the depths of this phallocentric tyranny
My self-conceptions awaiting your invasion clumsy penetration punishment
(Oh yeah) When the hope of another wet nightmare is all we have to live for

Can't help it if it's true, don't wanna be your man, just wanna play with you
I can't help it if it's true, don't wanna be your man, I just want to play with you

He practically built the eight-bit empire and now he occupies the blur as well
When asking why their kisses are sorrowful remember the howl of our first verse
(I'm a mental little star)

(And again)

Ninjas!
Prove it!
Right!
(Right)

I can't help it if it's true, don't wanna be your man, play, play

Can't help it if it's true, don't wanna be your man, just wanna play with you
I can't help it if it's true, don't wanna be your man, I just want to play with you


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"Id Engager" as written by

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  • +4
    General Comment"Ladies, I’m screaming out to you from the depths of this phallocentric tyranny
    My self-concept is awaiting your invasion
    Clumsy penetration punishment, oh yeah!"

    I love this line, like he's trying to warn ladies even though he's on the other side of the "male ruled universe"

    but then he's begging for it, in a reverse order, like he wants THEIR penetration, submitting, reversing gender roles, and then coming out again saying he doesn't want a relationship he just wants a one night stand. (that's just how I see it)
    LOVE THIS.
    laurelmon September 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthey do it again and again...this song is so awesome. i've had it on repeat for days! i am just thrilled for the new album. as well as being super catchy and danceable, the lyrics are very smart as per usual. love it. kevin barnes is genius.
    jessieagogoon August 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso incredible, i swear, it gets more beautiful each time.
    duogjustineon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso i think "wet nightmare" was pretty clever. touche
    robotkelseyon September 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think he means Id in Freudian terms. Your id is basically your pleasure center, so pleasure engager? That'd go with the theme of the song, too.


    Sorry if that was completely obvious.
    :Devon April 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is really sad :(

    It's about the hollowness of casual sex.
    "When asking why their kisses are sorrowful, remember the howl of our first verse."
    Their first verse was the one that says, "He's just a slutty little firt, and sister, he's only gunna hurt you." When you give yourself away sexually to someone who will not be there to give you emotional support, it can really damage your self-esteem, whether you are a man or a woman. "I'm screaming out to you from this phallocentric tyranny. My self-concept is awaiting your invasion, clumsy penetration, punishment." Ouch.

    "When the hope of another wet nightmare is all we have to live for." So sad.
    brainscanhugon December 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment- responding to the music video

    It's actually a pretty simple idea that just has infinite creative application. They asked all of their friends to draw or describe as honestly as they could who they are when they are high. The answers were turned into the art that makes up this video.

    I love the fact that all of them are tacitly revealing huge parts of their hidden selves. Fantastic song and video.
    hachimakion February 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"He's just a slutty little flirt"

    Also I hear "don't wanna be a man" the first time. And I'm thinking it's something like "aphid empire" or "apex empire" instead of epic.

    Reminds me of Hissing Fauna, so that makes me happy. Weird gender issues and stuff, I guess from Georgie Fruit and all.
    Elegnaimon August 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso: "Is my Concorde on the launcher?"
    Elegnaimon August 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for your input! I hadn't realized it was "launcher" lol!
    I wasnt sure about "epic," its really hard to make out what he's saying right there.

    Skeletal Lamping is going to be so good. I can't wait. It'll be cool to see how the new List Christee persona is different from Georgie.
    skeletal_lampingon August 03, 2008   Link

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