Built To Spill - Strange Lyrics




This strange plan is random at best
This strange, how much more can I take?
This strange change in atmosphere
And in gravity too, and its severity

This strange day is almost over
Just started to get sick of it

And it's strange but not all that strange
That it's strange, but what's so strange about that?
Yeah, it's strange, but why is that strange?
That it's strange, but oh well

This strange plan is random at best
This strange, how much more can I take?
This strange sound you said I said
You're not listening, or I'm not saying it right

This strange war of promises
Let's call us a truce and call it the truth

And it's strange, but not all that strange
Yeah, it's strange, but what's so strange about that?
Yeah, it's strange, but what isn't strange?
Yeah, it's strange, but oh well





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  1. OSLO Zeimantz

    built to spill is one of the most interesting and underrated bands EVER!

  2. terri Johnston

    Their strange plan is random McBeth

  3. scott lasky

    Yep. Lol. I am back in high school

  4. kevin auckerman

    This song sounds like....who gives AF, just appreciate built to fucking spill, this is them .

  5. asdf

    in high school i thought the lyrics were "their strange plan is random macbeth" which really resounded with me

  6. a name

    Classic.

  7. Yada Yada Yada

    Intro sounds like "where is my mind"

  8. kevin auckerman

    I hate these folks that say "this reminds me of" insert band name here, look it's all "ripped"off in one way or another, everyone was influenced by someone before them, except the very first guy to pick up a guitar, then the 2nd guy was influenced by him. Its easy deducing people, so quit saying what we ALL already know, or should if you are a music aficionado.

  9. Adam Maddox

    This song gives me flashbacks.

  10. John Cobain

    chords remind me of hold me by weezer

  11. Will Will

    This is one of the most underrated songs of all time

    Mike Colvin

    That’s strange but oh well

    Wesley alan

    Thats strange, but not alllll that strange

  12. Wy B

    Earth is one strange rock.

  13. Mass.Shadows

    One Step Beyond!

    ツ H m m m m N i c e B i k e ツ

    just heard this song on pandora, i knew i recognized it from a skate video!

  14. Hanahnanahana Anahahanhana

    My first built to spill song. Got me hooked.

    Guess Who

    Han Hoon my second.. first I heard was liar

  15. Craig

    the outro is too good

  16. malia gifford

    fuck anyone relating this to the pixies

    Wesley alan

    Yeah, they aint got anything on BTS

  17. Cornelius Praeda

    Groovy...

  18. John Crowley

    Lyrics
    This strange
    Plan is random at best

    This strange
    How much more can I take?

    This strange
    Change in atmosphere
    And in gravity too
    And it's severity

    This strange
    Day is almost over

    Just started to
    Get sick of it

    And it's strange
    But not all that strange
    That it's strange
    But what's so strange
    About that?

    Yeah it's strange
    But why is that strange
    That it's strange
    But oh, well

    This strange
    Plan is random at best

    This strange
    How much more can I take?

    This strange
    Sound you said I said

    You're not listening or
    I'm not saying it right

    This strange
    War of promises

    Let's call us a truce
    And call it the truth

    And it's strange
    But not all that strange
    That it's strange
    But what's so strange
    About that?

    Yeah it's strange
    But what isn't strange
    Yeah it's strange
    But oh well

  19. James Baggett

    This song is strange

  20. Butt Hole

    The tone on this guitar reminds me of Toadies

  21. TheSnatchwhiz

    this song is legit

  22. pneuma gaia

    I really love the toneon the guitars and the smoothness of Doug Martsch's playing. I would put it close to John Frusciante, though I'm not sure anyone can really touch Frusciante's fluidity.

    coolanddeadly

    built to spill >

    Josh D

    coolanddeadly you're entering a dangerous territory trying to compare two legendary attists

  23. Tanner McKay

    Chord progression sounds the same as Where Is My Mind by the Pixies

    Google User

    Strange.

    Mónica Torrico

    Started singing the "Ohhh Ohhhh ohh" intro in my head lol

    John Cobain

    and hold me by weezer

    a name

    Who honestly cares? If that stops someone from listening to a song then it's their loss. Both Pixies and Built To Spill are all time greats in rock.

    zimzimzalabim

    yup, I used to dj at this hipster bar and I would play them back to back, people went nuts.

  24. Craig

    that outro tho....over 9000

  25. Evils the Pelvis

    Built to Spill - Strange
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRFOjLIl7G0 Thanks MrAlstec

  26. Sigmund Bops

    this song is just . . . . . . PERFECT

  27. Maky Tondr

    Love the album name :D

  28. Nilsu Bilgier

    he where is my mind a benziyo lan

  29. Nilsu Bilgier

    şarkının başı bi şeye çok benziyor da çıkaramıyorum

  30. mike hunt

    foofoos got some hot strange

    Butt Hole

    I'm gonna tame that strange

    Rhabeeb Rhabeeb

    Butt Hole Built to Pixies - Where is my Strange?

  31. Stark Targaryen

    Theme song to my life.

    Homer Ick

    Stark Targaryen THIS is the Built to Spill song that's the theme of your life? pleb

  32. Joel Madrigal

    lets call us a truce, call it the truth. a strange war of promises. this strange plan is random at best

  33. Aspartamebraintumor

    Yeah, it's strange... but oh well.

  34. Zoo zoo Peddles

    reminds me of Seattle 2003 .. His voice is so distinct . i saw them he was good

  35. deadriclord678

    its actually using a similar structure and same key, its going from E to G# to A to B which is what the pixies do, except they put the relative minor (C#m) before the G#, thats why it sounds similar.

  36. Meeki

    hahahhahahaa

  37. sundaybreakfasttoast

    there is no best bts song ever
    there are alot of songs that fit very nice with different moods

  38. The Puerto Rican Demon

    I can't help but hear Kim Deal singing in the background.

  39. Louis the unknown

    I will poop in your godam cereal

  40. therealmcnulty

    this song will poop right in your godamn cereal

  41. DawnofNSSD

    where is my mind and today (by smashing pumpkins), this sounds like them with an odd hint of They Might Be Giants

  42. Wizdumb

    I love this song, and it's so hard to sing the way Doug can.. I tried, it failed, I got sad.

    a name

    Lol yea

  43. Dom Varl

    this song is perfect

  44. Carry The Zero

    Forgive the bad spelling please.

  45. Carry The Zero

    We are just people living in a Pixies world! It's like being South Park not doing somethind The Simpsons have not done. Either way.....Built to Spill kicks ass!!!!!!

    a name

    I express my support for this statement.

  46. SerFingolfin

    Remebers me best summer of my life...and my first true love. Thanks Built to Spill !

  47. biffvonwrinkle

    i've been searching my mind for months now trying to figure out who this was, it's been years since i last heard em and i couldn't search for the song cuz well you just cant't search 'Strange' on youtube

  48. GNRsakuL

    Adio skatevideo made me know of this (and many other) great band(s) ... the soundtrack is killer!

    12x5xxxxx

    DAMN! N-O-S-T-A-L-G-I-A! I recorded a smart part on this movie on VHS,. in 2003 or 2004, was broadcast on an TV (Extreme Sports Channel, www.extreme.com). I really enjoyed the scene of Jeremy Wray 40:47, but I liked the song more. ''Van Halen - Aint Talkin' Bout Love''. I watched the VHS box just to listen to the song. He marked my childhood. There have been some wonderful times. NOSTALGIA ! NOSTALGIA! ahh ahhh. When I hear the final song '' Built to Spill - Strange '' I give my tears

  49. blahblahface

    Not even a guitar-- that would be Sam Coomes of Quasi playign Roxichord.. I recommend you check out their album "Featuring 'Birds" if you like that tone.

  50. hayden morgan

    love this song remember when i used 2 skate 2001 2 3 4 5 6

  51. 8interstate

    sounds like "z.vex fuzz factory"!

  52. shamshlam

    Wait, that should be what effects are being used by Doug*

  53. shamshlam

    What effects is Doug using here? I mean on the initial guitar line. No doubt it's some amazing boutique pedal way out of my price range. Excellent tune though!

  54. brett1609

    @poochiewus this song and where is my mind sound very similar

  55. tyler ransford

    Seeing these dudes at the Governors Ball Festival, you should come.

  56. Ehenderson88

    Anytime I ever hear about this song everyone's talking about how this song sounds like the pixies lol

    Speaking strictly as a musician, I have to say I can't listen to many songs period that don't in some way sound like, or have the same chord structure as many other songs that came before them. That's just how it works.

    Anyway! I get to see Built to Spill this weekend in Austin YA!!! I thought this day would never come. I'm a little weepy just thinking about it...

  57. Jory

    Yeah... it's strange but oh well...

  58. Tetsuo Soprano

    @SmoothHourglass i was able to get keep it like a secret used from where i work. whenever i opened it up the cover just popped off haha.

  59. Raining Outside

    @juices1234 They are gods. Too bad Built To spill is hard as hell to find in music stores. I collected 9 of my modest mouse cds in stores. I have yet to find a single BTS one :/

  60. Max Zutter

    @juices1234 It's not that they repeat often, it's that when they do repeat it's so similar, where as Modest Mouse repeats each line differently, and they can switch between sections, while maintaining perfect transitions. B.T.S. stays generally the same within each song.

  61. juices1234

    @maxzutter B.t.s Doesn't repeat to often... They just go back to the chorus at the end. Much like Modest Mouse popular songs. I just think Isaac Brock and Doug Martsch are both fucking Gods.

  62. Max Zutter

    To me, the difference between this and Modest Mouse, is that most of B.T.S.'s songs, have a more traditional structure, with* major changes within the song, but after half the song, you've heard it all, and you can predict the rest of the song, where as Modest Mouse makes use of that random element, staying unpredictable throughout, using different variations of the different segments, keeping it new. Also I prefer clashing to harmony, because it's still relatively new, and overlooked as "bad".

  63. Seeke Luthe

    @TheButtercupTube Yeah, you're right man. In fact, I read an article empirically confirming the fact that REM donated their souls to the all-superior Doug Martsch. This is why it vaguely sounds like them.

  64. Ehenderson88

    ok I never post on youtube because it's pretty much pointless but here I go...
    So, with that said, as a musician and songwriter myself I'll say that yes, the chord progression is SIMILAR for one, not the same as the pixies.
    Also you can pick ANY song in history and see that pretty there are almost no new chord progressions or ways to play them. what's so awesome about this and any good song is they took it and made it there own.
    You'd have to go a lot deeper to find a song that was rip off.

  65. atwarwithdust

    @roleric thanks for the props. you can find that mash-up on soundcloud: dark_manatees/where-is-my-strange/.

  66. Roleric

    @jastiksk8crw me too .. this brings me good memories when I first started to skate :) , good music :)

  67. Ophelianchor

    the first time pandora has done something right is introduce me to this.

  68. Rolyat360OoOoOOut

    @ASkateOfMind dude I totally thought the same thing! haha

  69. ASkateOfMind

    first time i heard this song i thought it was the pixies

  70. JAGkyo

    First heard this back in 2002 on the Adio One Step Beyond Skate video.

    12x5xxxxx

    DAMN! N-O-S-T-A-L-G-I-A! I recorded a smart part on this movie on VHS,. in 2003 or 2004, was broadcast on an TV (Extreme Sports Channel, www.extreme.com). I really enjoyed the scene of Jeremy Wray 40:47, but I liked the song more. ''Van Halen - Aint Talkin' Bout Love''. I watched the VHS box just to listen to the song. He marked my childhood. There have been some wonderful times. NOSTALGIA ! NOSTALGIA! ahh ahhh. When I hear the final song '' Built to Spill - Strange '' I give my tears

  71. Pedeninious

    Jesus Christ this song is ridiculously good. This strange war of promises.

  72. Stephen Hawking

    The begining sounds very similar to "Where is My Mind" by The Pixies.....But of course thats a good thing.

  73. what's in a name

    whoa, i've never listened to anything past Keep It Like A Secret.. this is some good shit.

  74. Terence Cawley

    Cool song. The chord progression has a very strong where is my mind? feel to it though, doesn't it?

  75. Luke Palladino

    first built to spill song i ever heard. now they're in my top 10. =)

  76. Jose Madrid

    this strange war of promises!
    best song of BTS!

  77. BEAUJLE

    best built to spill song ever

  78. culturalimperialist

    Thank you! I had (and lost) the CD and had a powerful thirst for this song . . .

  79. Derek Stein

    thx for this...was looking for the album version!