"Building Steam with a Grain of Salt" as written by Josh Paul Davis and Jeremy Storch....

From listening to records i just knew what to do
I mainly tought myself
And, you know, i did pretty well
Except there were a few mistakes
But um, that i made, uh
That i've just recently cleared up

And i'd like to just continue to be able to express myself
As best as i can with this instrument
And i feel like i have a lot of work to do
Still, i'm a student - of the drums
And i'm also a teacher of the drums too

What makes cancer tenatious?

The moon rules the fluids
Including the inner juices of human beings
That which assimilates and feeds the body
So the crab feeds his astral plane
Assimilating and distributing all he receives
Slowly, until it becomes apart of you

I fly to the strangest lands

And i would like to able to continue
To let what is inside of me
Which is, which comes from all the music that i hear
I would like for that to come out
And it's like, it's not really me that's coming
The music's coming through me

The music's coming through me

Lyrics submitted by random_monkey, edited by vulgaris

"Building Steam with a Grain of Salt" as written by Josh Davis Jeremy Storch

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  • +3
    General CommentI put this on at a club... got the biggest cheer of the night
    Sirius1on March 18, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI like the bass part, when I hear it I'm like "time to get funky!". that bass line is pretty funky

    also I like the part when the girl is talking about how the moon rules fluids, during a full moon, it's been measured, that the chemical inside the brain and body fluxuate slightly producing subtle changes in personallity and behavior. this is where the term "lunatic" comes from. in Acient Greece it was beleived that the moonlight of a full moon could drive certain people insane.
    jbitar07on November 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow does he do it? All the parts existed, but along come DJ Shadow and puts them together in the right order to make it seem incredulous that they were ever recorded seperately.
    Danger Troyon May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great
    TheUncolaon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing, especially that little scratch right before the cancer part
    sean7711on April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song features on a Gundam Wing advert on Toonami.
    Ben2k9on April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShadow is the man...period
    RedRavenon October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen the piano comes back near the end of the song, but before the woman sings about flying through the strangest lands. That Bum Bum! part of the song. That is absolutely increadible. It feels like the entire song leads up to that one part. Abslolutely amazing song.
    Jhinraon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah ... i heard this on that gundam wing ad a long time ago on toonami...

    weird how time goes by, you forget something, and then in a new place around new people your reminded of a song and have the urge to find it.
    didnt realize Shadow was behind this song ... didnt realize hes awesome till about 2 days ago.
    DarkAntiCristaon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCouldn't find the GW promo on toonamiarsenal.com/ anyone know where its at?
    Awhislyleon December 01, 2007   Link

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