The Ego's Last Stand

Album: Embryonic (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Wayne Coyne said of this prog rock monster: "Strange song about standing with my mother watching a small kitten die on her porch."
  • With Embryonic, the band realized how small rhythmic accents can change the mood of a song. Wayne told Glide Magazine: "There's this little wood block that plays on 'The Ego's Last Stand,' and it changes the whole mood of it. I don't know why those little things can make so much difference, and I think we were glad that we were discovering that. It wasn't necessarily based in music and arranging, it was more trying to really feel the power of these moods and not - it's a bullshit thing to say - but not over-think it. I mean, everybody will say that. You want to make music that's in tune and in time, but sometimes it's this strange sloppiness that works better. It's hard to do. When it happens to us, we just f--kin' grab it and say, 'We got lucky there. Let's keep it."

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