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Five wheels, chosen for their skill at breakneck speed.
Three break leaving two that strain to barely breathe.
There’s one left, but he can’t notice.
He’s hoping for an Egg.
Five wheels chosen for their need for untold speed.
Three break leaving two more, straining just to breathe.
There’s one now, he can’t notice.
He’s waiting on his Egg.

Five wheels, stolen for their skill at breakneck speed.
Three break leaving two more straining at the leash.
There’s one now, he can’t notice,
until he’s found his Egg.

And it hangs there spinning
and brightly glowing.
And he can’t stop laughing
and his palms keep sweating.
And he can’t stop dreaming
of cradling his Egg.

Five wheels, chosen for their skill at breakneck speed.
Three break leaving two that strain to barely breathe.
But there’s one now, he can’t notice.
He’s almost got his Egg.
Five wheels, stolen for their need for untold speed.
Three break leaving two more straining just to breathe.
There’s one now but he can’t notice.
He’s cradling his Egg.

And it hangs there spinning
and brightly glowing.
And he can’t stop laughing
and his palms keep sweating.
And it’s spinning faster
and flowing brighter.
And he can’t stop dreaming
of cradling his Egg.


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    General CommentWhat is the Egg?
    Crack the egg and you will find the key to the whole album, more than likely.
    What is this song?
    Eppley counts back from five to one throughout the chorus, but why? Who drives a five wheeled car? Where does one find such a beast?
    This song doesn't seem to have a specifically assigned context. It seems generally to be about one mans obsession with a cherrished long lost posession of some sort. Perhaps a girl? Perhaps a girl.
    Are these a mans last thoughts as he is dying under unexpected circumstances?
    Do you have an Egg?
    SpooktheHerdon April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom an email I got from Epley:

    "The Egg as an album does have themes, but not just one. as for the
    song The Egg, the egg kind of represents the same thing that Woody
    does for a pack of racing greyhounds. its the shining goal that you
    can just see right in front of you, just right there, but you can't
    quite grasp it. and while you're on that unending quest, your life's
    falling apart trying to catch that little fucking rabbit. it kind of
    represents my relationship with music and performing and trying to
    make a life from this career. it'll drive you crazy..."
    loveandvenomon April 19, 2006   Link

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