Weapon Of Choice

Album: Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars (2001)
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  • Come forward and get your teeth smoked, word
    Come forward and get your teeth smoked, word
    Come forward and get your teeth smoked, word
    Come forward and get your
    Come forward and get your
    Come forward and get your
    Come forward and get your
    Come forward and get your

    (Spiral Music)

    Don't be shocked by tone of my voice
    Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice
    Don't be shocked by tone of my voice
    Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice yeah

    Listen to the sound of my voice
    You can check it on out, it's the weapon of choice yeah
    Don't be shocked by tone of my voice (aah...)
    It's the new weapon, the weapon of choice yeah

    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    Or you can blow wit' us

    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit'...

    (Spiral Music)

    Walk without rhythm, it won't attract the worm
    Walk without rhythm, and it won't attract the worm
    Walk without rhythm, and it won't attract the worm
    if you walk without rhythm, huh, you'll never learn

    Don't be shocked by the tone of my voice
    Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice
    Don't be shocked by the tone of my voice
    Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice

    Be carefull, we don't know them
    Be carefull, we don't know them
    Be carefull, we don't know them

    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    Or you can blow wit' us

    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit'...

    (Spiral Music)

    Organically grown
    Through the hemisphere I roam
    To make love to the angels of life, yeah
    and my girl .....
    I guess you just don't understand
    It's gone beyond being a man
    As I drift off into the night
    I'm in flight
    She's a boy's scoundral gal
    But I'm gonna hold my cool
    Cause the music rules
    Yeah, so move on baby, yeah

    Halfway between the gutter and the stars
    Yeah
    Halfway between the gutter and the stars
    Yeah

    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    Or you can blow wit' us

    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit' this
    Or you can blow wit' that
    You can blow wit'...

    (longer spiral music)

    (ending screws up) Writer/s: ANDRES TITUS, ASHLEY WILLIAM SLATER, NORMAN COOK, SYLVESTER STEWART, WILLIAM MCLEAN, WILLIAM(BOOTSY) EARL COLLINS
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Royalty Network, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 21

  • Ab#1 from HomeThe thing about this song is that I hear it as bumper music on a radio show and I can not remember which show it was on.

    Also I noticed this time around how close the bass line is to Bad from Michael Jackson.
  • Ted from London"Walk without rhythm and you won't attract the worm" is meant as safety advice in Dune. In the context of the song it's used ironically in that walking with rhythm is assumed to be a desirable characteristic (hence "walk without rhythm and you'll never learn"). What "the worm" means in this instance is kind of open to question, but I'd say the song is about sex, drugs, dancing and generally being a cool dude....
  • M J from Monterey CaThis music video is one of my top-5 favorites. Christopher Walkin is an amazing dancer. Who knew (rhetorically)! Love the combination of him/the song/the setting/the choreography. Glad to see it won so many awards.
  • Scott from London, OnHi kraeg from london. This has got to be the same Queen loving Kraeg I used to know. I have been trying to find you for a while and this is the only forum I have to contact you.
  • Ed from Harrisburg, PaBut if the line is (as some report it)"if you walk without rhythm, you're never gonna learn", it may fit better into the context of Paul and his acceptance in the Freeman society. In some ways Lynch made the story more accusable then the book, but his story drew so many unspoken inferences from the book without explanation it sometimes leaves the viewer with more questions then answers. Questions that are not even raised in the novels.
  • Cary from Casa Grande, AzJim I'd have to agree with, except some of the things about Paul and such which not having seen the movie myself but reading all the books I don't are true. He doesn't really know a special Martial Art, he's been combed to be the Kwizatch Haderach, the religious prophet of the people of Dune, the Fremen (Free Men).

    He does say the line about walking without women, but it can also explain the last line. I think it refers to when in Dune Messiah, Paul starts to break down mentally and goes off into these tangents about how the people will never learn and that is why he can't prevent the Jihad by the Fremen who follow him.
  • Mike from Carmel, In"if you walk without rhythym, it won't attract the worm" is from Dune, the sandworms sense the vibrations of footprints but of course it doesn't explain the lyric

    "if you walk without rhythym, you're never gonna earn"

    Not something most people are gonna get, but I like it.
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzI completely agree with Long from Houston...this is probably the best video ever made. Christopher Walken is truly an amazing dancer and performer.
  • Alden from Asheville, NcWhen I first heard this song, I thought of Dune, because of the "attract the worm" phrase.
  • Ryan from Seattle, WaOf course the girl from Venezuela would think it's about blow, that is all they do there. I don't recall in the video the scene where he does cocaine.
  • Vanessa from Maracaibo, South AmericaI don't know where the lyrics come from, but the video is quite obvious- executive businessmen who must work allnighters OFTEN snort coke to have the strength to do it, just like older high-rank army officials do EVERYWHERE in the world. This guy is obviously tired first, snorts, gets the short high, then comes back to sit down when the high is over. I saw it thousands of times as a child when that was my world, too. -Vanessa Di Domenico, Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Muze from Australia, AustraliaThank goodness someone figured it out. Go Aussie J! Yes indeedy it is about Dune where you walk without rhythm and it wont attract the worm but more importantly it is about the weapon of choice. A device which is attatched to your vocal box which acts as the weapon with vibrations to kill the worm. Hence the electronically altered voice. Also, the lyrics should state, halfway through the gutter and the stars, which depicts the grueling journey they make. Steve from PA, good inspiration but sorry mate, you are wrong!
  • Jeff from Medford, OrThis is more about Christopher Walkin than Fat Boy Slim, but if you pay attention, Chris dances in every movie he is in. He puts it in his contracts that befor he signs a movie deal he must be aloud to dance "a jig" in the movie at least once. The best one by far has to be in Sleepy Hollow. Look for it and you will see.
  • Elliott from Toronto, CanadaChristopher Walken wasn't an evil psycho in "Pulp Fiction" either. He was, yet again, a Vietnam veteran and was in the movie for like 7 minutes (the emotionally ruined part I don't know about).
  • Long from Houston, TxI think this the video for this song was the best music video ever made.
  • Jim from Pittsburgh, PaThis song is very much based on (at least peripherally) the David Lynch movie, Dune. Much of the heady subplot involves a secret weapon that one family has over all the others; the main character is, himself, a weapon; he knows a rare and closely-guarded martial art that no other men know; a subculture of witches called the Bene Gesserit utilize an ability called "The Voice" that allows them to bypass the victim's higher brain functions and give them an irresistable command, and the weird affect on Bootsy's voice during much of the song sounds a great deal like the weird affect used in the movie when The Voice is used; the line about Walking without rhythm and not attracting worms is lifted almost directly from the film (and the book); a major theme of the book and the movie is ascension to a higher form of life, as Paul is expected to transcend normal human existence (as in the lyric, "It's gone beyond being a man"), and the final stanza reflects this.
  • Melissa from Green Bay, WiChristopher Walken also appeared in Madonna's video for "Bad Girl", he played a guardian angel
  • Kraeg Minett from London, CanadaFor some reason, I've always assumed that lyric 'Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm" referred to the idea in the Bible Belt that dancing is the devils tool. No rhythm, no dancing, no devil (also known as the worm).

    It provides a better reason for using Christopher Walkin as the dancer as he does tend to play characters who are move evil than good in nature.
  • Steve from Wallingford, PaAlicia, I think the lyrics say "if you don't walk with rythem, you won't atrrack the women", which is always why i walk with rythem at the beach
  • Sarah from Salem, MaWalken was not an evil psycho in "The Deer Hunter," he was an emotionally ruined Vietnam veteran.
  • Alicia from Oxford, OhThe lyric "walk without rhythm, it won't attract the worm" is likely inspired by the classic sci-fi novel "Dune" in which there are giant worms on a desert planet which will attack you unless you walk without a rhythm, so that they can't tell you are there.
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