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A short and bitter poem about failure and disillusionment is set to a deliberate and disjointed rhythm. There is no melody for the poem, it is spoken in a resigned and near hopeless manner against the musical tracks. Electric guitar part takes the voice of a gathering emotional or social paralysis as it fights to control the inevitable and uncontrollable.

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  • Avatar for Storchel
    Loove it!
  • Avatar for DavosRancheros
    Love these guys!
  • Avatar for somniloquacious
    Depressed funk is pretty accurate, like a demented, detached, lo-fi funk. It's so bleak, wihout any of wryness you got with Anthrax, but that riff is so fucking bad ass.
  • Avatar for shrinkwrapped
    @mottly you'd think so, but their new album isn't a patch on this. Nothing has been since. Also, this isn't the original Solid Gold recording.
  • Avatar for mottly
    Need a lot more of this Band!!!
  • Avatar for dwlx
    This is playing on the radio right now! God, the opening bars of that mean guitar. I was good at what I did, can't work out what I did wrong....
  • Avatar for BrainPies
    First concert of my life: 1981, Gang of Four at the Magic Mountain amphitheater. I can remember every song to this day. They totally grooved on this one. Most recent concert of my life: Gang of Four, Portland, OR Chrystal Ballroom
  • Avatar for M_G_A_64
    ... paralyzed ...
  • Avatar for SirDoctorKok
    paradise...if you can earn it!
  • Avatar for jimmystagger
    Almost makes more sense with King singing it now in his later years than it did with him as a young man trying to sound old, as has been mentioned.

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