"Lopsided" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
This is the accent of the half hearted land
Does it all make sense now
And if the ship was built in bottled sand
Does it all make sense now

The anchors kiss was scrawled
In dyslexic crayon
Yes it all makes sense now
Is this just a life preserver

Of a bivouac tenure
The tropic of cancer answered
Drink the quicksand
A mirror was splintered on the deck floor

Does it all make sense now
A stowaway that lived beneath this hull
Does it all make sense now
The anchors kiss was scrawled

In dyslexic crayon
Yes it all makes sense now
Is this just a life preserver
Or bivouac tenure

This tropic of cancer answered;
Drink the quicksand
It's gills will swim faster after a branch
From the shore

Breathe the taste of salt water
Dry heave up and overboard
Ponce De Leon wrinkles
Let's make it young again

Boat drinks for captains
Row our boat away stowaway
It all makes sense now
If our map was torn navigate, navigate

If your compass broke navigate, navigate


Lyrics submitted by cbennett, edited by alex114943

"Lopsided" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentWhile it about their van crashing and the hard times touring, he was comparing it to Ponce de Leon's quest for the fountain of youth. "Drink the quicksand" refers to how de Leon was searching in vein and rather than drinking from the fountain of youth, he was drinking quicksand. "Ket's make it young again", fountain of youth refrence again. "if our map was torn, navigate, navigate
    if your compass broke, navigate, navigate", refers to searching and never giving up. "ponce de leon wrinkles" how he is getting older trying to find it. You guys need to take some history lessons, how could you miss it ;D
    tunafizzleon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not quite sure what this entire song means....but near then end i get the feeling thats its about just living your life as it comes, instead of trying to control everything.

    "if our map is torn, navigate navigate.
    if your compass broke, navigate, navigate."

    i think the song is just saying that life won't always have a direction manual...and sometimes you just have to "navigate"
    one*name*famouson September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, that makes sense, take life as it comes, and you cant control your life really becoz you only have one choice each time, and you often have to make it in a split second. so basically dont worry about what you will happen, just take fings as they r
    stebugon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentok, this is about car crash. during one of their performances Cedric said:

    "just recent when we almost crashed our van, and a, am, this song kindda has an enbodymend of what just happened on that evening, on the way from Sterling Colorado to Denver Colorado, and when we flipped our van
    , oh, differend thoughts went to our heads, weather we should even continue touring on those... days, and .. broke on Tony's back and (smth had happend), and that was the only thing that happened, and it kindda make me wonder, and what it makes me wonder is, does it all make sense now?"
    m4t3kon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song on in/casino/out it seems so negelcted by at the drive in fans only 8 posts!!. I think its about their mate who died of cancer. and the bit on the boat is when cedric came to America from puerta rica, he mighta been an illegal immigrant. It says about stoway in da lyrics.
    dakinatoron November 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this song was about navigation
    atdiman110on December 08, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyeah, m4t3k is right.
    if you listen to the version of this song that is live from the wireless, that's what cedric says.
    voiceontapeon March 19, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWell if not history, at least do some research, I researched it and you can tell that most of ATDI and Spartas songs are about history.
    chris_tsston July 30, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentall make sense now.

    :P
    juninon September 29, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentpretty easy translation .. tunafizzle nailed it.. and i read something about a car crash up there? i mean cmonn man
    Streetpirate96on December 16, 2006   Link

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