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 (three years ago) link

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

great, difficult poll

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

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

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

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

(voted oombayseeyou obv)

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

it was a struggle but i went with "seemoobadeeyah"

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

See ya wouldn’t wanna be ya for me

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

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

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

these fucking bastards

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

Sounds about right.

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

"crusted boot" was mine.

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

valuable new evidence, thank u for ur service

lowkey goatsed on the styx (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 25 August 2019 14:47 (two years ago) link

whoops. I had mentioned those upthread already.

☮ (peace, man), Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:45 (two years ago) link

When Pitchfork first informed us about Vampire Weekend in 2008, I remember someone on these here internets (Stylus? ILX? I don't remember) responding to "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" with the retort of "I liked these guys back when they called themselves 'Rusted Root'"

əkoostik hookah's repetoire contains 15 songs with 'train' in the title alone.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 26 August 2019 14:22 (two years ago) link

I thought at first that you meant they had fifteen different songs simply entitled 'Train' and I also thought 'yes, that seems about right.'

McGrief the Crying Dog (Old Lunch), Monday, 26 August 2019 14:32 (two years ago) link

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 26 August 2019 15:23 (two years ago) link

Now I've been irie lately
Thinking about the kind bud to come
And I believe it could be
Something crunchy has begun
Oh, I've been vaping lately
Dreaming about the world inside my bong
And I believe it could be
Time to write a bong-centric song

'Cause I'm on the edge of a bong rip
There ride the 'koost train
Oh, 'koost train take this country
Make it əkoostik again

McGrief the Crying Dog (Old Lunch), Monday, 26 August 2019 15:38 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

ommaway

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:47 (one year ago) link

simmyommaway

ommaway

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:48 (one year ago) link

This shit popping up on shuffle just now has been the uncontested highpoint of my day. That's where we are now, I guess.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:50 (one year ago) link

cursed thread

I got to my lady bone
She don't my lady bone
My lady bone

Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:55 (one year ago) link

ommaway

― Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:47 PM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:08 (one year ago) link

otm-maway

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:12 (one year ago) link

who are the other American worldbeat rock bands?

Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:20 (one year ago) link

i vaguely recall seeing a dude doing a 'send me on my way' puppet show in the embarcadero the last time i was in san francisco

― jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:54 PM (nine months ago) bookmarkflaglink

found video evidence of this on my phone and uploaded it here for y'all to "enjoy": https://imgur.com/a/q4UeFRa

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:21 (one year ago) link

is that really a puppet show? Did the gator and man work out their differences before breaking into song?

Morton Koopa Jr. Sings Elvis (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:25 (one year ago) link

Aaaaaaand that's my bucket list, completed.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:27 (one year ago) link

trying not to think about what it must've smelled like in that tent

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:44 (one year ago) link

Was this written by AI?

peace, man, Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:44 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Jerry Harrison produced a Rusted Root album

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:00 (one year ago) link

Ugh. That's like learning that Roy Orbison had a Prince Albert or something.

Although it does my heart good anytime this thread is bumped.

...

ommaway

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:06 (one year ago) link

If you check Jerry Harrison's wikipedia, you'll learn that Roy Orbison had maybe 18 prince alberts

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:09 (one year ago) link

Oh sick

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:18 (one year ago) link

Jerry's production discography is very weird.

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

WAIT NO

We're ommaway to nowhere

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

lol

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2020 14:56 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

(pennywhistle solo)

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

C'mon, where is the root love?

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

J. Sam, Thursday, 8 October 2020 15:46 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Ehbubadeesaybubadeeyon

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

Danny Devito confirmed as fan

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

are you...sending us on our way?

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

Ommatildaseyou

Anaïs Ninja (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 31 October 2020 17:14 (one year 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) link

ahem, I believe you meant əkoostik hookah.

Precision matters.

Namaste.

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

take the train to HOOKAVILLE

peace, man, Friday, 14 January 2022 13:12 (six days ago) link


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