Born Too Slow

Album: Legion of Boom (2003)
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  • The Crystal Method (Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan) wrote the track for this song and commissioned former Kyuss frontman John Garcia to write the lyric and sing on the track. In our interview with Garcia, he said that he was surprised when The Crystal Method asked to work with him, since there wasn't much crossover between their sound and what he did in Kyuss. Garcia, however, has varied musical tastes and was intrigued by the challenge, so he took the gig, choosing this track to work with out of a few that Kirkland and Jordan sent him.

    "I like it when I have a personal vendetta with a song, I'll put it to you that way," he said in our 2014 interview. "When I can't fit a lyric or a melody to a song, it becomes a thing with me and I have a relationship with it, and sometimes it wins and sometimes it doesn't win. Well, this one was personal to me and I wanted to see if I could do it. My inner artist was bored with what he was doing, and I just thought it was a challenge."
  • Describing the lyrical content of this song, John Garcia told us it was "another tragedy about this dude born slow and who got into drugs - just another tragic story."
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