"Saved By Old Times" as written by and Bradford Cox....
Mrs. Hemmings was OAO,
Pretty soon we were all OAO,
We were captured by victorian vampires.
With elaborate designs
With elaborate designs

This is the land of OAO
This is the land of OAO
This is the land of OAO
This is the land of OAO


Left//
We are a romanian sound collage
searching for the ghost of past sinners (?)
but this futile coffin will not
let us gain entry
into the immortal soul
of the redneck!!
you are trapped in your basement
for a war of 16 years
to combat prevention
and in combat with yourself
we are in combat with these cultural vampires
we were trapped in the basement
we were trapped in the basement of the teenage halfway hell!!

Right\\
Old black bandit
I can't stand it
I'm your planet
Old black bandit
I can't stand it
I'm your planet


I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times
I was saved by old times


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    Song Meaning"This is a song about my best friend Sarah Hemmings, and her basement of horror in Marietta, Georgia"
    Fuchi900on November 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFunny song
    Zazenpanon February 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe spoken part before "i was saved by old times" is bad ass
    BadWeatheron February 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI saw a special about making this album on Pitchfork. The spoken section was done by a member of the garage rock band Black Lips via iChat. The third line of this section was originally "Searching for the ghost of Johnny Cash", but for some reason, they reversed the words "Johnny Cash" in the final version. So, it isn't "past sinners", it's "Johnny Cash" backwards. Try reversing it in Audacity. I did.
    usernameson August 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat is 'OAO'?
    yourtongueinhisteethon January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOwned and Operated?
    Over and Out?
    One And Only?

    I have no idea. I love how he sings it, though.
    palicorreion April 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDuring end of the spoken part, I swear the left ear says: "...trapped in the basement of the [motherfucking] halfway hell!" Also, I thought it was "halfway house" at first, not "halfway hell", but I can see how it might be "hell".
    henrynavarreon August 03, 2010   Link

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