I'll try to make this perfectly clear
I'm so transparent I disapear
these words I lyrically defecate
upon songs I boldly claim to create
clint steps in to establish the beat
4/4 hip hop and you don't stop
this unique approach to start an EP
intended to shock, create a mystique
a cheap strategy, a marketing scheme
building awareness for the next LP
they've got a good fan base
they've got integrity
they've got a DC sound
Shudder to Think, Fugazi
and Chapel Hill Around The Early 90's
this is the latest from saddle creek

some melodies are like disease
they can inflame your misery
they will infect your memory
they haunt me
some melodies are like disease
they can inflame your misery
they will infect your memory
they haunt me

I write these words with my motherly intuition
I shape these sounds into harmonic aparitions
but I can see can see through these haunting things
my moldy dreams are debased by the same hands that shaped them

I'll try to make this perfectly clear
I'm so reflexive i am a mirror
these words I'm driving into the ground
the same words I scream out over the crowd

I'm just an airwave rolling around
I storm and crash without a sound
There's all these islands out at sea
I can't reach

I'm just an airplane diving down
I storm and crash without a sound
engines exploding silently out at sea
where waves caress unstable egos
where melody is completely swallowed
where songwriters chain their songs
to their ankles and
sink to the beat
'til it stops and
bursts under pressure
let it
burst and bloom
hit song
let it burst and bloom


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Sink to the Beat Lyrics as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General Commentits not satirical, it isnt ment to be funny. its about painful irony in the music industry. the sea spoken of at the end of the song is a metaphor for the radio. "I'm just an airplane diving down
    I storm and crash without a sound "
    if a cursive song made it on to the radio, it would be a complete failure and sink to the bottom, no one would put up a fuss.
    "engines exploding silently out at sea
    where waves caress unstable egos"
    bands that dont produce a top radio hit are silently forgotten. yet bands that do get a hit, well they get a stroked ego.
    "where melody is completely swallowed
    where songwriters chain their songs
    to their ankles and
    sink to the beat "
    the melody and beauty and everything the artist puts into a song, all of their intentions for it, those things are all meaningless, its all about weather its top 40 material. so artists that could be making unpopular beauty instead make radio rubbish, chaining themselfs to their songs.
    "'til it stops and
    bursts under pressure
    let it
    burst and bloom
    hit song
    let it burst and bloom"

    do you see my view of this song now?
    saturnineon October 14, 2002   Link

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