"Downhill Racers" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Steve Mark Pedersen and Clint Frederick Schnase....
Hold your breath, dear
This ship is going down
We're all downhill
Running with our time-bombs
These shins are cracked and splintered
These lips are crusted shut
These squinting eyes just sting me
These veins are drying me up

All my limbs
They're just tools
We're all stilted vehicles
These joints rust
These pores leak
Time gets selfish
Time is speed

The sweetest dreams
Have murdered me
They murdered me
They murdered me

Like the fear of unskilled labor
In the nuclear family
It's the nightmare of digression
That engulfs a history

All my limbs
They're just tools
Duplicated, mass-produced
Running down
Losing speed
Time escapes us
Timing's everything
Everything

Everything
This is the tic in the heart
Everything
This is the beating of the clock
Everything
This is an absent blood clot
Everything
These are the seconds that I've lost
Everything
This is the slow-rush hour
Everything's so rushed (this is the slow-rush hour)
Everything
This is the slow rush


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"Downhill Racers" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General Commentwow, a most intresting song. and catchy too! very vivid and detailed!!
    lessontohigheston July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my theme song to, um, ME.
    ithica_27_9on August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha, the girl that just broke my hearts screen name is sweetdreams...hahahahah.
    im gonna go cry
    mikeska22on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one talked about the whole "we missed a verse" part. i'm weird.
    tsucolon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, what is up with the "there's another verse" or whatever they say in there?
    sweatersdotcomon October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe 'there's another verse' bit reminiscent of something from big star 3 or something. shambolic-rock, shambo-rock? is that listed on allmusic? quality.
    arrow100on April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcuzed they messed up on the song while recording
    but cuz the song sounded still ku they lefted lie tht
    ticklishgioon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMay sound weird, but I think this is my favorite Cursive song. It seems to me to be about rushing through life to get nowhere and get nothing out of it. Very existential.
    oldskoolsoldieron December 07, 2012   Link

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