At The Drive-In - Pattern Against User Lyrics




the proposition
handcuffed to the park bence
hypodermic people poking
fun at the living
please lift the weight out of this
it takes the weight out of living
are we just infants
that are ripe for the training
the opposition
can't feel the tenticle reach
suction cup the numb arms
of the elderly
please lift the weight out of this
it takes the weight out of living
let these walkers trip on
endless proof

pattern against user- dilated
bastard waiting for nothing
circus carny guarding
the gates of heaven
like stuck in limbo abduction
wormed our way through
distant earth

this intuition
limps with the cane of suspicion
folding space in the crease
of this page
it takes the weight out of this
it takes the weight out of-
trickling the ticking of this
grandfather clock
the opposition
can't feel the tenticle reacg
suction cup the numb arms of
the elderly

[chorus]

and if this clock keeps ticking away
will time be hesitated
of all the minutes that were
taken away
will your watch be waiting
sand falls through
time portals
these landfills - immortal
and if this clock keeps
beating down
let the branded time
keep playing
of all the minutes that
were taken away
will your watch be waiting





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At The Drive-In Pattern Against User Comments
  1. Mya Buttreeks

    As good as a band they were, they were total cunts during their Melbourne show in the mid 2000s.

    Onche518

    What did they do

  2. shamshlam

    This sounds so much like Fugazi

  3. AikalineX

    Had this album for close to 20 years, easily one of the greatest tracks I’ve ever heard.

  4. Joshua Oconnor

    Wormed our way. One day it will all be gone

  5. Joshua Oconnor

    Im sorry god. 😭🥀

  6. Joshua Oconnor

    I died. The needle and the damage done. I bastard wait for nothing😭

  7. Kenju Hitryule

    Takes me back speed lsd and super smash bros melee

  8. angela kammerer

    This album came out before I was born

  9. J. Graham

    My brother loved this album. I was in high school when it came out. Never listened to it. He used to text me lyrics to it and I'd wouldn't know wtf he was talking about....one day he mentioned how much he loved this album. Saying I need to start listening to them. Week later he took his life. So I started listening. I used the bridge to pattern for in his eulogy. I cry every time I hear it. But I love it

    Daniel Reyes

    Rest in peace.

  10. Matthias Thurow

    Lyrically-whise it is so fuckin genious that I am left speechless regarding the vocal talent of Mister Bixler-Zavala. And I would like to add that I am not new into ATD-I

  11. Anders Hottage

    Ohhhhhh i always thought it was "run away" not wormed our way

  12. isaac selander z

    One million views

  13. Joshua O'connor

    Wormed our way through distant earth. So sad, it means we stumbled all the way home😭😭❤️❤️

  14. Joshua O'connor

    It makes me scream and ball out crying inside so bright and sad. I'm a bastard! I'm so nailed!

  15. Joshua O'connor

    I fell back down the stairs. I stumbled all the way back home

  16. Joshua O'connor

    Limbo forever 😭😭😭

  17. Joshua O'connor

    Go back jesus said. I'm so sad😭😭😭😭😭

  18. Joshua O'connor

    I love it!

  19. Joshua O'connor

    I'm a cold heart fish of emptiness. I don't feel, I don't care.. I own the racecourse.

  20. Joshua O'connor

    So heart smashed on the floor emo kill hit so good. So sad! Wormed our way through distant earth. It smashed it on the floor above. Gates of heaven said go back and do earth again to fix my mistake down here. 😭😭😭🦈

  21. Rafael Perez

    Viva El Paso, Viva Juarez.

  22. Brady Ward

    Every song on this album is 👌

  23. Fsu Craig

    still the best album put out this century

  24. Jakub Adamczyk

    this is pure punkrock and one of my favs albums

  25. Joshua Oconnor

    It's so sad that drug users fall so low. Nailed it!😪

  26. djaco mazzo

    “Pattern Against User” is the second track on Relationship of Command, At the Drive-In’s third and… read more »

    PATTERN AGAINST USER LYRICS

    [Verse 1]
    The proposition
    Handcuffed to the park bench
    Hypodermic people poking
    Fun at the living
    Please lift the weight out of this
    It takes the weight out of living
    Are we just infants
    That are ripe for the training?
    The opposition
    Can't feel the tenticle reach
    Suction cup the numb arms
    Of the elderly
    Please lift the weight out of this
    It takes the weight out of living
    Let these walkers trip on
    Endless proof

    [Chorus]
    (Following)
    Pattern against user- dilated
    Bastard waiting for nothing
    Circus carny guarding
    The gates of heaven
    Like stuck in limbo abduction
    Wormed our way through
    Distant earth

    [Verse 2]
    This intuition
    Limps with the cane of suspicion
    Folding space in the crease
    Of this page
    It takes the weight out of this
    It takes the weight out of-
    Trickling the ticking of this
    Grandfather clock
    The opposition
    Can't feel the tenticle reach
    Suction cup the numb arms of
    The elderly

    [Chorus]

    [Bridge]
    And if this clock keeps ticking away
    Will time be hesitated
    Of all the minutes that were
    Taken away
    Will your watch be waiting
    Sand falls through
    Time portals
    These landfills - immortal
    And if this clock keeps
    Beating down
    Let the branded time
    Keep playing
    Of all the minutes that
    Were taken away
    Will your watch be waiting

    [Chorus]

  27. patrkci conjugate

    this song is a sad yet empowering take on time

  28. mayanroses 1

    I'll never forget where I was when I first heard this song. One of my 5 favorite songs of all-time.

  29. ROGER BANNERMAN

    Me and my best friend almost wrecked my fkn car listening to this album. Also blasting it out of the subs in my shitty chevy caprice at the skate park were some fond memories

  30. kodez305

    I'll never forget stealing a relationship of command tee from hot topic as a jit... wish I still had it !

  31. Frost Jofrie

    Hybrid Theory came out around the same time. Good album. But this is the one that held my short attention

  32. 生涯絶対クッソオシ声帯域無男2953428

    ★感謝★2953428!!!★★★

  33. Dustin Tuesday

    reminds me of Blink 182 in their heydays..American Pie days.

    Brian Collins

    Dustin Tuesday Are you fucking serious?

  34. Newbraski A.

    Best album ever hands down...

  35. Phil_Insane

    Bam buh buh buh buh HEY!

  36. Miki Berkovich

    Pattern against user .... don't know why I'm immediately thinking of the FBI and CIA trying to run patterns against Edward Snowden..

  37. Mary Ragghianti

    quarantined in my top 20 song list of alltime indy along with polvobend or break{splinta 73}

  38. Mary Ragghianti

    masterpiece 10/10 {splinta 73}

  39. Joey Clemenza

    HEY!!!!

  40. huevason

    Super boring

  41. arvizu_ theband

    ya espero el concierto en mexico el 17 de mayo!!!

  42. Boogs San Juan

    I can't find this album on spotify

  43. Man de Gaturiss

    I'm in love with this band, 💘

  44. ked wolf

    Am I the only one who showers with this song in the background?

  45. Jon Saunders

    sounds like the fall of troy mixed with rage against

    Valuetaker

    Rise against right?

    Linus H

    I think he meant rage agains the machine.

    All My Best Friends Wear Turtlenecks

    I think there's a little bit of Fugazi in there too.

    Mannix Neff

    Jon Saunders kinda

    Mannix Neff

    Jon Saunders Don't forget the dash of slint

  46. Tobaly

    2:20 reminds me of Brian Molko

    ProtectorOfVindaloo

    one of the best bridges ever...

  47. Chris Edward

    One of the best studio albums of all time. So unappreciated.

    __ Tay __

    Classic Album

    hopscotchoblivion

    From punk fans of course

    Kal El

    Anybody with a good taste of music.

    akulahirpada1993

    The word underrated or underappreciated really needs to be retired. What's next, nirvana is underrated? lol.

    tony curtis

    Subjectively it is.....you just have to follow the rabbit. If I like it. I couldn’t give two fucks if no one else does. So in my opinion, it’s very appreciated.

  48. Luis Sánchez

    At The Drive-In
    PATTERN AGAINST USER LYRICS

    [Verse 1]
    The proposition
    Handcuffed to the park bench
    Hypodermic people poking
    Fun at the living
    Please lift the weight out of this
    It takes the weight out of living
    Are we just infants
    That are ripe for the training?
    The opposition
    Can't feel the tenticle reach
    Suction cup the numb arms
    Of the elderly
    Please lift the weight out of this
    It takes the weight out of living
    Let these walkers trip on
    Endless proof

    [Chorus]
    (Following)
    Pattern against user- dilated
    Bastard waiting for nothing
    Circus carny guarding
    The gates of heaven
    Like stuck in limbo abduction
    Wormed our way through
    Distant earth

    [Verse 2]
    This intuition
    Limps with the cane of suspicion
    Folding space in the crease
    Of this page
    It takes the weight out of this
    It takes the weight out of-
    Trickling the ticking of this
    Grandfather clock
    The opposition
    Can't feel the tenticle reach
    Suction cup the numb arms of
    The elderly

    [Chorus]
    (Following)
    Pattern against user- dilated
    Bastard waiting for nothing
    Circus carny guarding
    The gates of heaven
    Like stuck in limbo abduction
    Wormed our way through
    Distant earth

    [Bridge]
    And if this clock keeps ticking away
    Will time be hesitated
    Of all the minutes that were
    Taken away
    Will your watch be waiting
    Sand falls through
    Time portals
    These landfills - immortal
    And if this clock keeps
    Beating down
    Let the branded time
    Keep playing
    Of all the minutes that
    Were taken away
    Will your watch be waiting

    [Chorus]
    (Following)
    Pattern against user- dilated
    Bastard waiting for nothing
    Circus carny guarding
    The gates of heaven
    Like stuck in limbo abduction
    Wormed our way through
    Distant earth

    Wormed our way through
    Distant earth
    Wormed our way through
    Distant earth

    Justin Escobedo

    Thank you.

    RYAN NEILL

    It's an elaborate joke.. Cedric dedicated it to Marky Smith of the Fall and the lyrics are about the story arc of the 6 novels in the Dune series.

    M. Tyler Ryan

    But.. the song starts "Hey!" Hehehehehe

  49. Once Again

    This takes me back.

  50. musiclover01ization

    Such a great song.

  51. Halcyon

    Back in the day, when nokia didn't make shitty phones, this was my ring tone. That intro was all I needed. Lol

    Psychodfunk

    Halcyon wish I could hear what that might’ve sounded like; even if it was 8-bit rock.

    david ferrer

    I remember those days.

    satans_scrilla

    Maddox?

  52. Bradley Pollard

    I'm sorry to say but this band is great to listen to while hi

    bostonkid9096

    Don't be sorry.

    CrashBandit

    High rite noww

    Moonstatue

    Same chief

  53. Dru Guzman

    JUICED TO SEE EM LIVE IN SAN FRAN

    aliminara

    and now it is cancelled...

    Dru Guzman

    they had there show in sf on the 4th it was amazing

  54. Ride or Die Adam

    This album reminds me of the relevant things in life. Shit u go thru is just so fukin funny, shitty, awesome, waste of time

  55. jorgecds

    dat intro feels so good

  56. Gabe Zuniga

    Glad they are getting back together. can't wait to hear then again.. damn

  57. khfan49

    Amazing band

  58. Puli Ukko

    Fucking love this song!! Whole album is great but this song kills it!!

  59. YourBiggest Fan

    Back in 6th grade this song had like a thousand views...good shit at the drive-in!

  60. Chad Sellers

    Awesome record!

  61. Jimmy Grimes

    Hell yeah. V

  62. Dragon Claw

    1:51  <3

  63. Dane Whaley

    Glad I followed and it's a banger. This album has hits on top of hits.

  64. PressResetRadio

    BEST ROCK ALBUM OF THE 2000's. FIFTEEN YEARS LATER AND I STILL LOVE THIS.

    Kerry R

    +PressResetRadio I dont know who you are but we are kindred spirits.
    Users are taking back the pattern.

    Francisco Mazzini

    +PressResetRadio I like many kinds of music and this is definitely the best album so far in this century

    Ym3

    +PressResetRadio Yup!

    Joe Blow

    +PressResetRadio Absolutely. I can't listen to this album and stay sitting down.

    Miki Berkovich

    True indeed man!

  65. MagusMirificus

    I'm not the only one who hears a lot of Yes in this track, right?

    J. Deiss

    It's the vocals

    Scum- epgc

    Yes Is Cedrics influence

    Rent Treznor

    massive yes and early genesis fans

    wal balzan

    correct

    EatAtTheDanglingDiner

    Zack de la rocha

  66. paul mayernick

    NOSTALGIA

    Carolina Garcia

    paul mayernick yeah,man and fortunately this song reminds me of good times.

  67. Keith Cook

    I remember when MTV played one armed scissor's back before it sold out to rap.

  68. Darren Kerr

    Leeds Fest 2000....the tent was rammed, but these guys were amazing

  69. texshelters

    I was first into The Mars Volta. Now I'm backtracking and buying some At the Drive-In. It's amazing material that is hard to categorize. PTxS

    Flanders

    i got into TMV first but now atdi is my go to shit from omar

  70. Josey Wales

    sort of a rage against the machine meets zeppelin meets blind melon and sex pistols.LOVE these guys' music.

    Tyler Melton

    I think more Punk fucks Grunge and Metal.

    Gianlucca Lisboa

    i'd say its more like Rage Against The Machine meets Fugazi or something like this

    Josey Wales

    eggsactly!

  71. Crazy wolf Suzaman

    One of their best songs hands down!

  72. GABRIEL GOD

    Damn why did they break up

    a channel by any other name

    I went through this phase as well, but listen to both Sparta and Mars Volta with equal jubilant fancy. 

    The-Jaded

    @GABRIEL GOD They should be active again since 2012, also there is a new project by members of theirs entitled Antemasque :)

    GABRIEL GOD

    @The-Jaded Oh really! Thanks a lot

    Ym3

    +The-Jaded Yeah, they got "back together" to play certain shows. They're not recording anything new... :(

    Thor Carlton

    New album out nooooowwwww

  73. sasha drmich

    jebiga....tako dobro da sam nakon ovog albuma dobio dvoje djece :)

  74. Nostalgic_Chaos

    I think this is probably my favourite song on this mind blowing album. Oh man, the chorus is just killer. Now one of my favourite songs of all time in general. Love this guys vocals as well. Seems like there's a lot genuine emotion behind what he is talking about. It isn't just mindless screaming, which is what I love and appreciate about this band.

    Ernie is Gaming

    Nostalgic_Chaos guarantee you feel the same way now. I do

  75. n01zs3

    muy wapo

  76. decodigitador

    amazing  song 

    Josey Wales

    damn right!

  77. mike4390116

    hell of a song

  78. Jade Smith

    you guys will be huge

    Ruben Silva

    @Daniel Rennie They bre«oke up again and recently Cédric and Omar formed Antemasque. Check it out.

    VoltaStuff

    they died 30 years ago there last concert was at their home city

    Cinema Slut

    10/10 trolling

    Some Random

    @DeadeyesX311 before that they were the mars volta and before that they were antemasque the bassist and drummer were in a band called sparta "cut your ribbon"

    lastchanceforaslowdance_ 02

    r/woosh all yall

  79. blueberrykey382

    名曲名曲名曲

  80. jhosaep machado

    CHINGON !!

  81. Deathkampdrone

    the almost reggae ish part in the middle <3 (even though i hate reggae)

  82. Alabama Kush

    I have heard all of their albums. And THIS is by FAR the best one. Didn't learn about them from fucking faggot ass guitar hero either. In Casino out is pretty good, but it has nothing on this.

  83. dubsinhidef

    finding this set of videos made my goddamn night

    FUUUUUUUUCk!!!!

  84. aaron braden

    How can u call this there best album? Noob have u even heard acrobatic tenement? El gran orgo? In casino out or vaya? Fuck outta here little kid, your here because of that lameass guitar hero game

    Collin Stacy

    aaron braden I’ve never played guitar hero and this is my favorite album by them. Get off your high horse and stop freaking out like an autist because younger generations are finding out about great music.

  85. Through the Looking Glass

    I don't know if ATDI is better than The Mars Volta been on the fence abot it forever

  86. zaxapitsa

    if this album had came out 6 years earlier it'd be bigger than Nevermind

  87. PaRtEnBULLsheet

    I always skip Arcarsenal and listen to the album staring this song ha

  88. JonnyGisMe

    Dude, listen to Pandora the Explorer by Audiobakery. Killer intro..

  89. Nitras Interactive

    why not? I placed comments on other bands, and one of the guys answered it. heck some bands even commented on bands that I've uploaded.

    its the internet! :)

  90. Will Carlisle

    you think that either omar or cedric read this?

  91. theoogabear

    bump boobooboobop HEY

  92. Mr. Eighty

    what an album to go out with

  93. Chr Thm

    You appear to have spelt a few words wrong, also a sidenote, they are kinda still together

  94. JonnyGisMe

    Check out the band "Audiobakery". I think you'll really dig them

  95. VICTORIDC2012

    SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE.