"Rattled By The Rush" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
Oh, that I could bend my tongue outwards
Leave your lungs hurting
Tuckin' my shirt in
Pants I wear so well
Cross your t's shirt smells
Worse than your lyin'
Caught my dad cryin'
Loose like the wind
From the rough we get par
Sleet city woman
Waiting to spar
I'm Drowning for your thirst
Drowning for your thirst
Drowning for your thirst
Drowning for your thirst
Getting off the candelabra
We call her Barbara
Breeding like larva
She rabble rousing
Dental surf combat
Get out those hard-hats
And sing us some skat
Blade gushers gush
Chained and perfumed
I don't need a minister to call me a groom
no soap in the john
no soap in the john
no soap in the john
no soap in the john
But I'm rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
(Makes you want to say your prayers)
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
(Makes you want to say your prayers)
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
(Makes you want to say your prayers)
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
Rattled by the rush
(Makes you want to say your prayers)


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"Rattled by the Rush" as written by Stephen Malkmus

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    General CommentIt's about growing up. In the beginning, it's like "Oh that I, could bend my tongue outwards, leave your lungs hurtin" It's a kid, making his friends laugh with funny faces. The next part is just defining moments about growing up. The lyric "Rattled by the Rush" is being frightened by how fast it happens, and how sudden growing up is.
    Kell-EE-Sunon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more about after someone experiences sex (it's not hard to see if you're looking) for the first time, and feeling guilty (the references to prayer) and "rattled by the rush" at the same time.
    quixyon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin my skewed point of view, i think its about smoking grass and falling in love.

    "Oh, that I could bend my tongue outwards
    Leave your lungs hurting
    Tuckin' my shirt in
    Pants I wear so well
    Cross your t's shirt smells"

    trying to be yourself and look good while baked with the one you think you might love, mixed with problems at home. and youre just "rattled by the rush" of home and love, and crazy bud smokin. add a little bit of sex on top and anyone would be crazed and dazed.
    shedidalotofacid829on July 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually, you know in the perfect sound forever book (or melody maker if you happened to read that issue) he says (in his aloof, oblique, sarcastic sort of way) that it's about marriage? i'm inclined to agree. the whole minister part is obvious, and then at the beginning i think he's talking about getting ready for the ceremony, tucking in his shirt and seeing his dad cry. More specifically, i think it's about being rushed into a marriage and then realising on the wedding day that you're making a huge mistake.

    i think the gushers, chained and perfumed are the bridesmades. As for the rest, well, SM's pretty impressonistic. some of it probably only makes sense to him.

    it's worth mentioning that to this day he still isnt married.
    warsaw_350125on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits perhaps the easiest malkmus lyrics to extract meaning from. it's pretty obvious that its about marriage... like how people tell you "don't rush it. its a big committment." "I saw my dad crying" is in reference to being a disappointment by doing something hasty like getting married
    carlwinslowon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a perfect opener for Wowee Zoweee

    you'll have the line "rattled by the rush" coming in and out of your head throughout the day after you've heard it a few times. you sort of feel what he's trying to say.
    you get 'rattled by the rush' of the world. and its hard to snap back into their reality when in reverie.
    prettywhnsedatedon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAre you retarded? We Dance is the first song from Wowee Zowee. Has anyone heard the riff used in Friends? It's weird when I hear it in friends now.
    ZEROpumpkinson April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentZEROpumpkins you post on the sonic youth o-board.

    This song is the perfect stone strut anthem.
    acorm88on March 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the people say it's about marriage.


    warsaw, he is married.
    he has two kids.
    you should check your facts before you say things.
    sigfriduralanaon July 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe wasn't when i posted that, two years ago
    warsaw_350125on October 03, 2008   Link

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