"Sink to the Beat" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn, Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
I'll try to make this perfectly clear
I'm so transparent I disapear
these words I lyrically defecate
upon songs I boldly claim to create
clint steps in to establish the beat
4/4 hip hop and you don't stop
this unique approach to start an EP
intended to shock, create a mystique
a cheap strategy, a marketing scheme
building awareness for the next LP
they've got a good fan base
they've got integrity
they've got a DC sound
Shudder to Think, Fugazi
and Chapel Hill Around The Early 90's
this is the latest from saddle creek

some melodies are like disease
they can inflame your misery
they will infect your memory
they haunt me
some melodies are like disease
they can inflame your misery
they will infect your memory
they haunt me

I write these words with my motherly intuition
I shape these sounds into harmonic aparitions
but I can see can see through these haunting things
my moldy dreams are debased by the same hands that shaped them

I'll try to make this perfectly clear
I'm so reflexive i am a mirror
these words I'm driving into the ground
the same words I scream out over the crowd

I'm just an airwave rolling around
I storm and crash without a sound
There's all these islands out at sea
I can't reach

I'm just an airplane diving down
I storm and crash without a sound
engines exploding silently out at sea
where waves caress unstable egos
where melody is completely swallowed
where songwriters chain their songs
to their ankles and
sink to the beat
'til it stops and
bursts under pressure
let it
burst and bloom
hit song
let it burst and bloom


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"Sink to the Beat" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General Commentthis is one of their most awesome songs...it means a lot to me, just like Lamnet of Pretty Baby. The lines:"Some melodies are like disease...." that makes so much sense if you have ever been inspired to write by a song that evoked strong past feelings. So basically, the song makes you think, you think so much about whatever is causeing you to search for an insperation that you write that, then that pain is forever remebered in your song or whatever you write...you get chillins??? Right on.
    CursiveHeartson February 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of their most awesome songs...it means a lot to me, just like Lamnet of Pretty Baby. The lines:"Some melodies are like disease...." that makes so much sense if you have ever been inspired to write by a song that evoked strong past feelings. So basically, the song makes you think, you think so much about whatever is causeing you to search for an insperation that you write that, then that pain is forever remebered in your song or whatever you write...you get chillins??? Right on.
    CursiveHeartson February 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics arent exactly right, i might submit a thingy later, but i just submitted the rest of burst and blooms songs, and my eyes/fingers are tired
    toyarmyon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti submitted a correction and it should be taken care of. i copied it exactly from the booklet. and a damn good song while i'm at it. gotta love the indie-rock rap songs.
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits still wrong
    6 to 8on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Some melodies are like a disease..." BEST LINE EVER!
    popnoiron June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else have a feeling that this song is about the music industry, and the "indie scene?" they make direct reference to DC, and Fugazai... *shrug*
    shinjiikarion July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits totally about that!!! about song writers and such. you are right.
    CursiveHeartson July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe reference to DC is washington D.C " around the early 90s." washington is where the whole scene started in the 80's and early 90s. i think it is cool how they promote thier lable in the song, with the whole saddle creek thing. and i also love the comentary that shinjiikari pointed out.
    bigfluffyon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like the drum beat in this song
    OurLastGoodbyeon August 17, 2002   Link

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