"Rolling" as written by and Michael/steinberg Doughty....
I'm rolling...
I've gotta get a new balm
I've gotta get a tight tension on
I've got to slip it up before the rush gets gone

I've got to feel it with the hot mind on
I'm rolling
Hey Norman was it thrown with a broken arm?
Bottle it up, to keep it warm

I'm rolling
I know you got it but you got to go
I'm gonna get into the batter so the mix might glow
I hate to do it, but I did it though

I'm gonna bite into the body like the risk is no risk
I got the souped up car and what you call tripping on the boom bap etymological
I ride the fader and I ride it low

I'm gonna slip into the field like Han Solo
I'm rolling
One two into the amplifier, the electrified two

Into the amplifier, and you got to get to
Into the amplifier, one two into the amplifier
I'm rolling


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"Rolling" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General CommentMan, my friends and I were sitting around watching Cartoon Network and the video for this popped up with old Betty Boop style cartoons playing. At the time, we thought that was the greatest thing ever. Even now, this song is awesome, and the band is highly creative, certainly Cakeish, or perhaps Cake is just very SoulCoughingish. Either way, good music all around
    BecauseTylerKnowson July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah thats when i first heard this band too, on the betty boop cartoons, that was great. i wonder if they made the cartoon to fit the song or the song just fits the cartoon? its weird how this song is really different from some of their other ones..but they're all awesome
    eat_your_peason August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin response, i don't think this song is entirely different from many of the songs on "el oso", though each of their albums is a little different from the others, especially in the sampling. but whatever, they all kick poopa!
    soulmoshon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheh, i think records sales must have soared when cartoon network aired the video
    AsianDorkon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think, and I"m not totally sure on this, but I think that the Cartoon Network "Rolling" video came out AFTER "El Oso" was released and after the band broke up in 2000. But then, I haven't exactly been watching Cartoon Network religiously.
    SocialParasiteon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, is about Rolling on Extasy. Look at the lyrics :

    "I've gotta get a new balm
    I've gotta get a tight tension on
    I've got to slip it up before the rush gets gone
    I've got to feel it with the hot mind on"

    If that doesnt make you think of it, I dont know what will. Everything in that part relates to X. Suprising you'll found this on the cartoon network with what thsi song is really about...
    Tektronicon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentActually, I would disagree with my pill popping friend. Mike has had a long bout with heroin, which he has given up in the past years. Although "Rolling" would be an obvious give away to the X, "Bottle it up to keep it warm" and "Get a tight tension on" are more of the heroin culture. Both drugs are similar in their euphoric conjurings, but I would say, like most of Dougty's songs, this one is about the Horse.

    ~Jason
    gakinmiffon April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoughty himself said it's about X. Check out the liner notes for Lust in Phaze.
    skipperon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits about X...doughty the perenial raver...its about rolling on any drug-induced wave...
    who knows what its about...
    it could be about a cue ball for all i know, or a mantra for a friendly game of marbles...
    Dead$yon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I thought this song was in a tire commercial.
    Alpha13on January 08, 2006   Link

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