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 on: Today at 10:26:14 PM 
Started by UncleDutchman - Last post by The Abstract
I: Utopian Fir -> Controversy > Divisions, Half Delayed -> Utopian Fir, Liberty Echo > The Linear

II: 2x2 > The Silent Type > Mantis, Prowler -> 2nd Self > Padgett's Profile -> 2x2 > Padgett's Profile

E: Plunger* -> 1348 > Plunger -> 1348

*1348 Teases

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 on: Today at 07:26:57 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by WentzyMcSimmons
Finally got a chance to bump “half delayed” loudly on the basement sound system after only hearing quickly in one ear at work.

 Short, yes, but I love it. Really looking forward to seeing it opened up live.

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 on: Today at 06:08:27 PM 
Started by slowciableslowdor - Last post by Andrusy
I’m a fan of the ITK from Chicago last month.

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 on: Today at 05:22:45 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by JahElway
Bayliss lyrics make my dick move

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 on: Today at 04:06:21 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by Robot Mode
TGICHAPMAN

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 on: Today at 04:01:32 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by jachapman
LMFAO, please explain these esoteric lyrics.  They are typical Bayliss=empty lines that kind of sound cool but offer no connection.  There's no theme and no transitions in the ideas which are hard to pin down on their own anyway.  It's like he has a general idea but then 1. is afraid to be 100% explicit and candid and 2. struggles to actually put his feelings into coherent strings of verses in songs 3. thinks that it's okay to be vague because it allows different people to connect in different ways--all indications of why UM will never be recognized for their lyrics. 

But please explain the depth of these amazing lyrics I'm missing out on--notice no one has yet.  Everyone just says, I love them, and what? you can't discern the meaning, you're so dumb.  Really articulate and specific guys  :-*

See, a lot of people think that the hit Pixar Studios produced movie "Finding Nemo" is about finding a lost clownfish named Nemo.  What I'd like to suggest, however, is that the movie is actually about Nemo (again, the fish in the hit animated movie "Finding Nemo") finding himself.  You see, the name of the movie is actually a red herring to make the audience believe that the most important part of the movie is that the people who are looking for Nemo (the animated fish, not the song by midwestern rockers Umphrey's McGee) are able to find him.  And while this is surely a significant plot device, we quickly learn that the physical location of Nemo (the fish, not the poorly executed tattoo) is less important than his self-actualization.

One might suggest, if suggestions must be made, that allowing the audience to "fill in the blanks" of the movie was actually one of its strongest assets.  And while the Oscar committee was clearly beholden to the liberal media biases, and "Finding Nemo" was unfortunately snubbed from the best drama category, those worth their weight in salt(water) surely appreciate the depth of nuance.  I know I did. 

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Take a minute for a moment
Are you always so preoccupied?
While a minute is a measure of time, a "moment" exists outside that measure, and can be defined in much broader strokes- generally representative of what was happening as opposed to how long it took to happen.  Clearly, the author (emo-bayliss) is expressing frustration that his audience is too busy to appreciate moments- time governed by what happens.

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Have you ever really noticed
That you're never there when you arrive?
Emo-bayliss is kind of sick of watching his audience check their phone when he takes them out for a nice gellatto.  Like, fucking enjoy it, don't just instagram it, yabish. 

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I've been told a thing or two
I didn't want to hear but I guess I needed someone like you
But Emo-bayliss is empathetic as the fuck, and he understands that bringing this up right now might ruin the gellatto date.  But he super cares for you, and getting this point across is more important than just saying what you want to hear.

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And I really should't have to expain it
Why this train of thought is dangerous
Emo-bayliss knows this is an important conversation to be having, but he also knows that he runs the risk of upsetting you.  But really, what is a relationship for if you can't challenge the other person to grow?  you know? 

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Has anybody ever told you
That you're never like you've advertised
And emo-bayliss knows that being "present" and in the moment is one of the things that you seek out in your friends.  It's an idea that you promote constantly, but one that you struggle to live.  And it's this challenge that has him all up in his feelings (and gellatto) writing poetry about telling you something you don't wanna hear.

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So you're never really lonely
It's just a feeling you can change your mind
And you're so fucking connected to everyone thanks to the instagrams, the borts, the farmersonly.com dating profiles, etc. that it's easy for you to escape this moment and retreat into that comfortable space.  Emo-bayliss knows your first reaction might just be to call this thing quits.  But that's not what he wants.

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And I know that this is true
Nobody really owns the truth like you do
But, like, that's not what you want either.  You know the truth.  You need to find your Nemo.  You need to be honest with yourself.  And you know this, ma'am. 

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And I really shouldn't have to say this
But someday this all may change for us
Plus, net neutrality just died, so like, get used to being in the present.  You might not be able to afford your instagrams and your streamz soon. 

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 on: Today at 03:42:46 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by flyfishmich
Maybe this whole UM thing isn't for Rutasea?

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 on: Today at 03:41:19 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by cshore
The vague/cryptic lyrics fit their music IMO. They definitely sometimes slack on lyrics (wtf is "your red bird's eye will see what it sees, your head's bone dry" supposed to mean), and sometimes the words they string together barely feel like a functioning sentence, but whatever.

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 on: Today at 03:39:19 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by JWelsh
Lyrical content is very low on my list of priorities.

. . . For most bands, for me. I very rarely listen to lyrics all that intently. It is more about how a singer's voice sounds and how it compliments the music that is being performed. Those moments where lyrics stand out with UM's music, again, it is how they sound.

The opening lines from Mantis, for example:

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We believe there's something here worth dying for
Uniforms are old but we'll still try some more

Or this from Words:

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Your words occur to me sometimes
align the reasons why we're here
and walk on a clear wire
Trapeze Jesus
cautious and slow

It is just as much with how the lyrics sound when they are sung as they are with whatever meaning Brendan veils in there . . .
___

With Half Delayed, it sure sounds like two people are having a conversation. The first person is offering some criticism, while the second person is reacting a bit defensively.

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Take a minute for a moment
Are you always so preoccupied?

Have you ever really noticed
That you're never there when you arrive?

Like, get yourself together. Live in the moment.

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I've been told a thing or two
I didn't want to hear but I guess I needed someone like you

And I really should't have to expain it
Why this train of thought is dangerous

This has been mentioned to me before, but maybe I need you to tell me. But you might want to think twice before heading down this path (it could hurt us? it could come back to bite you?).

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Has anybody ever told you
That you're never like you've advertised

So you're never really lonely
It's just a feeling you can change your mind

More observations. Letting the second person know that they are in control of what they are feeling . . .

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And I know that this is true
Nobody really owns the truth like you do

And I really shouldn't have to say this
But someday this all may change for us

And the second person is finally coming around to what the first is saying. But that could change their relationship.

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 on: Today at 03:21:25 PM 
Started by JWelsh - Last post by jolson523
I've always found BB's lyrics to be pretty empty, intentionally vague, and sometimes kind of looping. It's never bothered me too much though because lyrical content is very low on my list of priorities, at least for this band.

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