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Jed:
This one's all about the bassline.

I'll never forget Mike Keaney staying up ALL NIGHT to learn that bassline note-for-note from my sequence. I was amazed, totally blown away - Mike always wrote great basslines, but he was actually losing sleep just to transcribe and master one of mine. The ultimate compliment.

Several months later:
Mario Sevayega's girlfriend dumped him, and he was taking it really hard but he'd never admit it. We were listening back to a live tape of "We Wait and We Wait" from the previous night's show when Mario broke down and started sobbing.

"Man, are you okay?" I asked.

"Oh, it's just that bassline," Mario said through his tears. "That fucking bassline, it gets me every time."

"We Wait and We Wait" is (as usual) about Lucy, who of course did not want that known. One night at the traditional post-show Denny's extravaganza, this girl Robin Bennett would not leave me alone about the song: "Who is it about? Who? Who?" Lucy was sitting right next to me - so I just said, "Not you, Robin."

lyrics

She waits for a fable
For the start of a story
That she heard long ago
Too good not to come true

I can't compete, no way.

Because the man, the man in the moon
Is cooler than me, so constant and brightly smiling
Oh the man, the man in the moon
Cuts holes in the night and leaves me washed out by his light
Oh to be the man in the moon
Nothing to prove, swaddled in nonexistence
Oh and I'll be sick of this soon
But she'll remain
In love with the man in the moon.

I wait for a fable
For the start of a story
That I heard long ago
Too good not to come true

credits

from the rebellion is here., released September 22, 2005
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP

Jed Davis: vocals, keyboards
Mike Keaney: bass
Alex Dubovoy: guitar
Mike Kearns: drums
Produced by The Hanslick Rebellion
Recorded live 7-30-96 by John Delehanty and Rich Libutti at The QE2, Albany, NY
Mixed by John Delehanty and Rich Libutti at Scarlet East, Latham, NY
Mastered by Dave McNair at Unity Mastering, New York, NY

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