Rusted Root Neologisms

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Well, our most popular song ever, “Send Me On My Way,” there’s a word in there that doesn’t make any rational sense. I think it’s “oombayseeyou.” And then the melody, “seemoobadeeyah.” I was in the process of coming up with lyrics, and it just sounded so good and felt so right that it had a meaning of its own that you couldn’t make better by making it a word. So I left it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMabBGydC0

Poll Results

OptionVotes
seemoobadeeyah 12
oombayseeyou 9


Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:45 (four years ago) link

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Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:45 (four years ago) link

great, difficult poll

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:46 (four years ago) link

Both are of immense personal importance to me and have become staples of my vernacular (as they have within the Roothead circles in which I travel). The feelings they each evoke are similar in intensity but vastly different in vibe. Each feeling is indescribable but, once felt, inseparable from my essential state of being.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:57 (four years ago) link

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Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:58 (four years ago) link

Have you ever seen a sunset?

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:59 (four years ago) link

"Oh no, he doesn't do that stuff, he is high on life."

earlnash, Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:59 (four years ago) link

Jesus Christ, this is a real thing. What have I done? I just sat through 4 full minutes of morbid fixation. Now I am desperately performing self-trepanation.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:10 (four years ago) link

Welcome to the Rust side, my friend.

Rusted was a collective of prophets. Even though this song was recorded many years ago, it's clearly about the glory of vaping synthetic weed.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:18 (four years ago) link

Have you ever stroked the luxurious fur of my malamute, Cloudburst?

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:21 (four years ago) link

The simple act of eating an orange can transport your senses to fantastic realms which your shackled physical form could never access otherwise.

Seemoobadeeyah.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:37 (four years ago) link

i have never heard this but based simply upon the quoted text and the youtube summary image i feel confident that i do not now, nor likely ever will, have the mental and physical fortitude to listen to it

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:40 (four years ago) link

(voted oombayseeyou obv)

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:40 (four years ago) link

I beg you to listen to it, my friend. You will be transmogrified by the Root, elevated to states of being you had never before dreamed of. What may have once sounded to you like the marble-mouthed scatting of a hippie burnout will morph into (tooooooooke) the ululations of a sage.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:50 (four years ago) link

look i'm a new dad i have a family now i can't be fucking around with powerful shit like this

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:54 (four years ago) link

I had a friend who was a Rusted Root fan in high school. We were driving around getting high and I was like "can we listen to something else? I really don't like the lyrics." And she was offended, like, "what's so bad about seemoobadeeyah?"

how's life, Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:04 (four years ago) link

it was a struggle but i went with "seemoobadeeyah"

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:05 (four years ago) link

lot to think about...in fact even the name itself is such a contradiction...Rusted Root...I mean roots are parts of plants, not made of metal, so how could a root rust?
I don't know, just a lot to think about....

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:08 (four years ago) link

listened to this song a couple times again just now, and i can't figure out which lyrics he's referring to cause all the lyrics kinda sound like "seemoobadeeyah" or "oombayseeyou"

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:16 (four years ago) link

pretty sure there's not a single enunciated consonant in the whole song

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:17 (four years ago) link

See ya wouldn’t wanna be ya for me

Legalize dreams (Ross), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:17 (four years ago) link

i disagree with how he spells those fake words phonetically but then who am i to question genius

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:17 (four years ago) link

Sounds good, check. Feels right, check. What more do you need? Phonetic spelling is just, like, a construct man. A wisp. A phantom. A contradiction. Not unlike...a rusted root.

Do u see?

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:20 (four years ago) link

it's true, all is artifice. send me on my way

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:25 (four years ago) link

Disappointed this poll doesn't include an option for the phrase that he repeats in the verse, which I believe to be ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:33 (four years ago) link

shout out to all the dudes who downloaded this song from limewire and think it's by paul simon

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:35 (four years ago) link

these fucking bastards

omar little, Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:35 (four years ago) link

I find it vaguely fascinating to consider the confluence of events that resulted in this band making it any further than the freshman dorm of the drummer's cousin who popped by one of their underattended shows with a tape recorder and later blew the minds of his suitemates after they heavily partook from a carton of whippets. Like, this was actually on the radio, nationwide.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:39 (four years ago) link

i mainly associate this song with movie trailers in the '90s (*camera pans across mountainside as "send me on my way" plays and jonathan taylor thomas gets into some shenanigans*) and matilda

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:40 (four years ago) link

idk if that first impression is accurate, it's just the way the song lives in my memory xp

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:41 (four years ago) link

i mostly hear this song now in ads for enterprise rent-a-car

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:46 (four years ago) link

i had a friend in college who exclusively listened to street rap...and this song

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:46 (four years ago) link

Sounds about right.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:52 (four years ago) link

'I'm really into '50s ska and the song 'Detachable Penis' by King Missile. Wanna go to the quad for some ultimate?'

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:54 (four years ago) link

My wife and her sister worked in the same food coop as some of them, back in the 90s. I have been that close to genius.

It's been decades since I've heard this. It now sounds like U2's "Bad" played by the Talking Heads.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:56 (four years ago) link

Imagine the hijinks at that coop.

'Hey, what's wrong with these carrots? The radishes are weird, too. They're all covered in something. And this cassava. If I didn't know any better...'

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:04 (four years ago) link

Whenever I hear the song 'Love Shack' in public, say at a Walgreens or the Starbucks, I like to say 'tiiiiiin Root...Rusted' real loud over the music because I love the band Rusted Root. People really dig it, I think.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:14 (four years ago) link

It promotes awareness of Rusted Root.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:14 (four years ago) link

I recall "Rusted Foot" being slug around by musicians envious of their fame.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:17 (four years ago) link

Good one.

I mean 'Busted Root' is the one I just came up with in .00000000005 seconds that's a much better one, but still...good one, bands.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:22 (four years ago) link

Whenever I hear the song 'Love Shack' in public, say at a Walgreens or the Starbucks, I like to say 'tiiiiiin Root...Rusted' real loud over the music because I love the band Rusted Root. People really dig it, I think.

― Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:14 AM (ten minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmao

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:24 (four years ago) link

my mom had this CD back in the 90s for some reason. the other music she liked then was linda ronstadt

this video is completely hilarious btw

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:27 (four years ago) link

"crusted boot" was mine.

how's life, Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:32 (four years ago) link

Crusted Boot would have been a good name for a band from the other contingent in that co-op.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:45 (four years ago) link

What I do enjoy about the quote; he marvels at the neologisms as though they sprung from the deep unconscious, when you know they just sounded like words he heard in South African music. Indestructible Beat of the East End of Pittsburgh.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:55 (four years ago) link

in a moment of weakness, i listened to 1 minute and 35 seconds of this

as a result of this unfortunate lapse in judgement, i have now hired a deep web hitman to assassinate old lunch

BIG RICHARD ENERGY (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:04 (four years ago) link

https://images.wolfgangsvault.com/rusted-root/promo-print/memorabilia/ZZZ009697-PP.jpg

I'm pretty sure many of these vowels can't be properly transcribed in the absence of the "e with three dots" character, so I propose we suspend this poll until the Unicode Consortium stops ignoring the rightful demands of a certain lobby.

mick signals, Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:05 (four years ago) link

Mods, my life has been threatened by bizarro for no greater crime than exposing his ears to the transformative sounds of love and of brotherhood. I demand that you impose the strictest possible sanctions upon him, with extreme prejudice if necessary. Namaste.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:10 (four years ago) link

I never would have imagined, of all the threads about terrible music which I start/revive, that a Root poll would've been the one to take off, but I must say I'm pleased.

Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:13 (four years ago) link

Jerry's production discography is very weird.

📺👁️ (peace, man), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:25 (two years ago) link

This aint no oombayseeyou
This ain't no seemoobadeeyah
I ain't got time for ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon

while my keytar gently bleeps (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:34 (two years ago) link

WAIT NO

We're ommaway to nowhere

while my keytar gently bleeps (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:35 (two years ago) link

lol

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:56 (two years ago) link

I would like to reach out my hand
The hand speaks
The hand of a government man
Ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:01 (two years ago) link

The world was moving, she was
ombayseeyou and she was

we're ommaway to nowhere (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:14 (two years ago) link

The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto,
Ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon

📺👁️ (peace, man), Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:23 (two years ago) link

(pennywhistle solo)

we're ommaway to nowhere (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:24 (two years ago) link

Psycho Killer
Ommaway
Fa fa fa, fa fa fa fa fa fa
Better sim sim sim
Simmyommaway

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:27 (two years ago) link

C'mon, where is the root love?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SurzuEw6bjQ

J. Sam, Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:46 (two years ago) link

just looked at Harrisons production discography, and viewed in totality... WOW. What an incredibly shitty list of albums. This is a guy who at some point may actually have said some variation of: "I'm booked up with sessions for Live and Kenny Wayne Shepherd booked out, so tell the Von Bondies they'll have to wait." I'm almost impressed.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:48 (two years ago) link

Ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 8 October 2020 16:21 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

put 1996's Matilda on the tele. oombayseeyou in the scene where Matilda makes pancakes.

The Beige of Dadz (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 31 October 2020 15:12 (two years ago) link

Danny Devito confirmed as fan

The Beige of Dadz (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 31 October 2020 15:13 (two years ago) link

Brad and katherine were on top of it upthread. resume normal activities.

The Beige of Dadz (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 31 October 2020 15:19 (two years ago) link

are you...sending us on our way?

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 31 October 2020 15:53 (two years ago) link

Ommatildaseyou

Anaïs Ninja (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 31 October 2020 17:14 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

I just showed this thread to my husband and now we're both crying laughing

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Friday, 14 January 2022 01:43 (one year ago) link

Whenever I hear the song 'Love Shack' in public, say at a Walgreens or the Starbucks, I like to say 'tiiiiiin Root...Rusted' real loud over the music because I love the band Rusted Root. People really dig it, I think.

― Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:14 AM

It promotes awareness of Rusted Root.

― Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:14 AM

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:18 (one year ago) link

Every time this thread gets bumped I get annoyed about the poll results. "Oombayseeyou" was robbed.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:30 (one year ago) link

Have you ever stroked the luxurious fur of my malamute, Cloudburst?

― Pizza's the food that's sure to please! (Old Lunch), Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:21 AM (three years ago) bookmarkflaglink

http://www.kloudburst.com/

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:33 (one year ago) link

From Ekoostik Hookah’s webpage:

Formed in 1991, the band has made multiple national tours in the US,[1] as well as performing in overseas locales like Amsterdam and Jamaica,[2]

Only guessing here, but I think they like weed?

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 14 January 2022 02:54 (one year ago) link

ahem, I believe you meant əkoostik hookah.

Precision matters.

Namaste.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 January 2022 03:11 (one year ago) link

take the train to HOOKAVILLE

peace, man, Friday, 14 January 2022 13:12 (one year ago) link

Can't believe that my busy new job kept me from noticing this thread had been revived. Just submitted my resignaysh so I can follow the Root on their spring tour of third-rate wineries.

A Living Mancave (Old Lunch), Friday, 21 January 2022 02:51 (one year ago) link

If they don't have a line of mid-priced Root-branded wines, they should.

Ommaway Chardonnay

Pinombayseeyou

Ommaway Beaujolais

Merlombasayou

umami dearest (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 21 January 2022 10:40 (one year ago) link

For that matter, why not... Rusted Root Beer

umami dearest (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 21 January 2022 10:42 (one year ago) link

Apparently they're as political as they've always beeen--as of eight years ago:

https://www.southbendtribune.com/story/entertainment/2014/07/06/rusted-root-just-as-political-as-ever-before/117348674/

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 21 January 2022 13:38 (one year ago) link

South Bend catching the Root Wave right at its peak

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 21 January 2022 15:45 (one year ago) link

Glabicki then put forth an eloquent denunciation of "fracking," the controversial practice of mining fossil fuels through hydraulic fracturing: "What extracting industries don't understand is that this practice lacks ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon. We're consulting with the prominent environmental engineering firm Ombayseeyou, LLC, which has conclusively demonstrated a viable path to sustainable seemoobadeeyah in a recent white paper."

"Namaste," he added, before disappearing in a patchouli-scented cloud into a doorway guarded by a mysterious native gentleman.

ommaway

umami dearest (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 21 January 2022 16:00 (one year ago) link

pennywhistle solo fades into the distance

umami dearest (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 21 January 2022 16:01 (one year ago) link

irl lulz

A Living Mancave (Old Lunch), Friday, 21 January 2022 19:04 (one year ago) link

ommaway

A Living Mancave (Old Lunch), Friday, 21 January 2022 19:04 (one year ago) link

Every time this dumb thread gets bumped, that song gets permalodged in my brain for a good couple of days at least. I guess that's what they call reaping what you seemoobadeeyah.

A Living Mancave (Old Lunch), Friday, 21 January 2022 19:07 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Here, this will cleanse you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8go9rQfdALU

Godley and Creamsicle (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 1 December 2022 23:21 (two months ago) link

what the fuck man

budo jeru, Friday, 2 December 2022 00:07 (two months ago) link

(Subtitles/closed captions unavailable)

YouTube is not so disrespectful to Röötness as to try to define the spirit of ommaway in mere captions.

Godley and Creamsicle (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 2 December 2022 01:41 (two months ago) link

Ommawretch

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 2 December 2022 01:42 (two months ago) link

Youtube.com --> History --> Remove from watch history

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 2 December 2022 06:47 (two months ago) link

is nothing sacred?!?

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Friday, 2 December 2022 14:19 (two months ago) link

a young tony robbins

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 December 2022 14:57 (two months ago) link

Found another a capella cover, happy days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Au87Po9Ek

There are a lot of competing theories about exactly what sparked the chaos at Woodstock '99 but for me the explanation has always been clear as day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvXbBehCGg

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 December 2022 15:44 (two months ago) link

Look, the 'VID finally bit my ass so I have nothing to do today but sleep and post sweet sweet Rusted vids, get out while the gettin's good

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 December 2022 15:45 (two months ago) link

COVIDasayou, COVIDasayou bubadeeyon

Godley and Creamsicle (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 2 December 2022 16:05 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

just finished watching MATILDA (1996) with my daughter and was frankly dismayed to hear this over the triumphant closing montage ffs

rick semper moranis (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 22 January 2023 14:19 (one week ago) link

It’s in an earlier scene, as well (encountered it the same way recently, and naturally thought of this thread!)

Vexatious litigant (morrisp), Sunday, 22 January 2023 15:40 (one week ago) link

ffs

rick semper moranis (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 22 January 2023 16:50 (one week ago) link

I wonder who has recently said “Lately I’ve really been getting into Rusted Root.” Someone has.

The land of dreams and endless remorse (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 22 January 2023 17:11 (one week ago) link

bg's daughter, one certainly hopes

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Monday, 23 January 2023 14:44 (one week ago) link


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