The Army's Tired Now

The army's tired now
Tired of swinging its giant arms
The army's tired now
Tired of waiting on the couch
And it's so sad
All its defenders have moved along
And it's so sad
The army's good times have all gone

Quoth the Johns:

An abstract version of an antiwar song. The spare extended instrumental opening adds something haunting to the track. I think this song was originally more on the Neil Young side of the good ship Rock, but this recording goes to show how an octave bass part and a sleighbell really can make anything sound like "Pet Sounds" (which is a good thing).

—John Flansburgh
[source: They Got Lost promotional email, November 6, 2002]

Corrections? Let me know.