"Old To Begin" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
Embrace the senile genius
Watch him reinvent the wheel
I don't need your summary acts,
Summary acts to give into the narrative age

Old to begin
I will set you back, set you back, set you
Old to begin
I will set you back, set you back, set you

We get to feeling like a fixture
Set in 1966
Time came that we drifted apart
Drifted apart to find an identical twin

Old to begin
I will set you back, set you back, set you
Old to begin
I will set you back, set you back, fella

Searching for latent cause
Blame it on menopause
Or perhaps stress and strain
Credit cards, lumbar pain
But I've seen your double dares
Everything extraordinaire
I know the things you do are gonna come back


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"Old to Begin" as written by Stephen Malkmus

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    General CommentJust to reiterate, it is indeed lumbar pain.

    Also, "Findin' our identical twin." Just throwing that one out there.

    However, it should be "numbs the pain" and "un-identical twin" in a perfect world IMO.

    Fella? That's just a melodic grunt after "set you back."

    SM's lyrics are never set in stone, as anyone who has seen him live or heard bootlegs/alternate takes would agree.

    Tangentally speaking, it always bothers me when I hear an awesome line and then read the accompanying album lyrics and it's nowhere near what I thought it was. Of course it's always lamer than my imagined lyric.
    AtlasDruggedon February 02, 2006   Link

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