The Staggering Genius

Album: Last Call For Vitriol (2002)
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  • There have been rumors that the song is about former bassist Tom Pappas, but according to interviews, the song is actually about singer John Davis, dealing with his own demons and shortcomings as an adult.
  • A video was shot for the song in 2002 but it was not up to the band's standards and to this day has never been played on MTV, but has surfaced online. The video features the band playing in a white room and random cuts of common people dancing (much like a GAP add). >>
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    Aaron - Chicago, IL, for above 2


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