you'll take the ride to leave this town
along that yellow line
you'll find the life on the outside

you can't deny; the walk's too long
you'll get there in half the time
if you take a seat on the shotgun side

tahoma calls
it's waitin' there to get rid of us all
when the big one comes better pray the car don't stall

better hop on in
the pass will close if the clouds start rollin' in
can't take the thought of bein' stuck again

(constanst sampling of a travel route from washington to idaho)


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  • +2
    General CommentActually, this song was supposedly about Dave Knudson spending more time with Minus the Bear, in it's initial stages, then with Botch.

    Dave K has said in many interviews, and repeated on several occasions, that by the time of We Are the Romans +, Botch would spend about a month on a song. The songwriting process was very long and demanding, not to mention - if you haven't noticed, Dave K voiced a lot of displeasure with the hardcore community (as did the band in its entirety). When websites, sad to see those days ago, still mattered...there was a famous line that hung on the top banner of your web browser for Botch's site.

    That quote read something like, our band is like Jesus...dead so yours can live.

    A lot of that was about Dave K moving away from Botch and focusing on Minus the Bear while the rest of the band began to implode.

    Later, with the final release of a letdown DVD, the band disbanded in 2002 after about 10 year.

    Apparently after Roy, Dave V (singer) is in another heavy band called Narrows on Bannon's DeathWish records.

    Funny, all of us hardcore kids (back when that genre wasn't xcorex) always find ourselves bashing the genre but coming back for more...

    except Dave K, he can actually play his instrument.

    ha.
    pleasedontlaughon March 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, in my mind i can see this as the background music for a scene in a film as the world falls apart on itself in slow motion, with all existence flickering out at the last second. absolutely terrifying.
    youthon March 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about mount rainier erupting and the ensuing carnage that it causes. its his journey from the west side to billings montana, where it is safe from ash and shit. thats where the tahoma reference comes in. "better pray the car dont stall," "tahoma calls," "the pass will close if the [ash] clouds start rolling in," and Im assuming that 'being stuck again' is in reference to when st helens erupted and he was probably three or four and stuck in tacoma.

    you gotta love botch and their craziness. my favorite part is the directions out of seattle to safety in billings.
    snowdens_secreton March 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArmageddon anyone?
    Vanity_Asassin21on July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the sickest songs by botch ever. totally unlike their style.
    xsj4d0on March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck! i love the piano part. freakin brilliant!
    aida pandaon February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't get the tahoma bit.
    everything else makes sense.
    sable Jesteron April 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTahoma is the Puyallup name for Mt. Rainier, the volcano near Tacoma. Help much?
    poopsprinkleson May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 'M' in the songs on this EP stands for 'Military' as all of these countries have American Military presence.
    ChevyChevySlowSlowon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentafter snowdens secret's explanation, for some reason i would really like to see mt. rainier; sitting there looking up at it listening to this would be pretty fucking intense
    Rymonon September 02, 2008   Link

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