Ruler Of Everything
|Ruler Of Everything|
|Written by||Joe Hawley|
|Appears on||Party Boobytrap, Complete Demos, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum|
|Sung by||Joe Hawley, Zubin Sedghi|
The music video for Ruler Of Everything Debuted in the 10th episode of Tally Hall's Internet Show. The music video was also uploaded to Tally Hall's YouTube page a few years ago, however it was deleted, and re-uploaded on May 28th, 2010.. This was most likely due to YouTube allowing for higher quality streaming.
It is generally believed that the song is about time, with the line "mechanical hands" referring to the hands of an analogue clock, this is further inferred by the line "Do you like how my face has learned to tick like a clock", with the front of a watch being called a "face". It is believed to be about how time is "the ruler of everything."
Ruler of Everything makes use of Joe Hawley's signature backmasking technique, as there are reversed vocal samples, reversed instruments. As well as this, the song features processed vocals that are pitched higher and lower. The song originally lacked the second verse and had a different verse which was taken out when it was recorded for Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. The Complete Demos version of the song runs at 04:08, however the 2005 version on Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum runs at 03:42, with the song previous, 13, acting as a 13 second long intro.
Juno was mad He knew he'd been had So he shot at the sun with a gun Shot at the sun with a gun Shot at his wily one Only friend In the gallows or the ghetto In the town or the meadow In the billows Even over the sun Every end of a time Is another begun You understand Mechanical hands Are the ruler of everything Ruler of everything I'm the ruler of everything In the end Do you like how I dance I've got zirconium pants Consequential enough To slip you into a trance Do you like how I walk? Do you like how I talk? Do you like how my face Disintegrates into chalk? I have a wonderful wife I have a powerful job She criticizes me for being egocentric You practice your mannerisms Into the wall If this mirror were clearer I'd be standing so tall I saw you slobber over clovers On the side of the hill I was observing the birds Circle in for the kill I've been you I know you Your facade is a scam You know you're making me cry This is the way that I am I've been living a lie A metamorphical scheme Detective undercover brotherhood Objective: obscene Oh no No? Oh yeah Do you hear the flibbity jibbity jibber jabber With an oh my God I've got to get out of here or I'll have another Word to sell Another story to tell Another timepiece ringing the bell Do you hear the clock stop when you reach the end No You know it must be neverending Comprehend if you can But when you try to pretend to understand You resemble a fool Although you're only a man So give it up and Smile You understand Mechanical hands Are the ruler of everything Ruler of everything I'm the ruler of everything In the end Without looking down Gliding around Like a bumbling dragon I fly Scraping my face on the sky Oh no No? Oh yeah
Original second verse:
Number your thumb Impossible sum Of the monkeyfist hung on a vine Organism assembly line Everything's gonna be fine Play pretend