"Cryptomnesia" as written by and Jonathan Russell Matthew Maust....
I sold you for parts, you get what you want
Bet I wanted to, I know who you are
Don't know who you're not, I don't dare ask
Come back, use the stove
We'll make plans in the back of your pickup truck

Oh, why no one told, she crowns my lips and waits up
Her look of dissent, watching bird's eye
That's when I dropped
And oh, my hands were behaving like maps six five

These rags have been kept, my body is spent
Can't stop and rest, oh no, your comfort blessings, I see it in 3-D
You can't dream so slow, don't check the index for reference
'Cause the sky, Lord give me heads, I search the place for your prince

I feel your cryptomnesia, cryptomnesia


Lyrics submitted by life_aint_chess, edited by johnsstar

"Cryptomnesia" as written by Matthew Aveiro Jonathan Russell

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    General CommentNathan Willet said on the dvd that comes with the cd what this song was all about:
    "I came across the word in a reading about someone. He was being sued because of plagerism but it turned out to be cryptomnesia. Which is when your conscience is copying something but you really don’t remember where it came from. As I was writing the lyrics I listened to an old demo of us writing the song where I was singing nonsense words and tried to write the lyrics to what those words sounded like to kinda stay true to the idea of cryptomenisia."
    what a way to end an album.
    jacobstormon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNathan Willet said on the dvd that comes with the cd what this song was all about:
    "I came across the word in a reading about someone. He was being sued because of plagerism but it turned out to be cryptomnesia. Which is when your conscience is copying something but you really don’t remember where it came from. As I was writing the lyrics I listened to an old demo of us writing the song where I was singing nonsense words and tried to write the lyrics to what those words sounded like to kinda stay true to the idea of cryptomenisia."
    what a way to end an album.
    jacobstormon September 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnon-sequitur, great idea for lyrics
    plus nathan just makes it all work with his singing

    my fav of the new album, so far...
    life_aint_chesson September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the album.
    I nearly CRIED when I heard it first.
    I think just because it's the last song on the album, people have overlooked it, but eventually everyone will realize how absolutely incredible this song is.
    Shyeahhhmanon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't get over how amazing this song is.
    Nathan's voice, everything.
    I got the goosebumps listening to this and my eyes stung just a bit. (:
    sedatedon March 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song. i did in fact over look this song. but the second time listening to it i fell in love when i got the chills at the end...
    coldwarkidon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjacobstorm, does that mean the song doesn't even have a meaning to nathan? because that would make sence since i don't know wtf he is trying to get across here but i love it still
    jasssson November 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNathan might not have known it, but what he was doing when he listened to his old song and made a new one from the lyrics is English-to-English homophonic translation, where you translate based on what the word sounds like, not what it means. It's not easy, and it worked out really well for this song.
    xStickxCorexon December 28, 2009   Link

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