Taken For A Ride

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Taken For A Ride
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Written by Andrew Horowitz
Appears on The Pingry EP, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Sung by Andrew Horowitz, Joe Hawley
Genre Rock
Language English




Taken For A Ride, is a song by Andrew Horowitz, the song was originally on The Pingry EP[1] and was later re-recorded for Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

Music Video[edit]

A music video was made for Taken For A Ride, and was created as part of The Los Angeles Animation Festival, and directed by Miles Flanagan. [2][3]
The final version was never posted officially by the band.

In 2007 Los Angeles Animation Festival featured a contest which provided professional footage of Tally Hall singing & playing. Contestants could take it, edit it and add animation, then submit it.[4]
The earliest known entry for the contest of the video dates back to In November 2007, YouTube user 'cGreer20' made a 28 second stop-frame animation video. [5] On September 12th, 2008, a version of the video surfaced with animations by 'Oddflux' [6] On September 25th, 2008, the template video surfaced, which showed Tally Hall's base video - without any additional animation. [7]

Cover Versions[edit]

On January 7th, 2016 Skye AKA HomeStarRunnerTron uploaded a music video of their cover of 'Taken For A Ride', made as a submission for the fan compilation album We Think We're Playing In A Band: A Tribute To Tally Hall.[8][9] They also released an album of bonus audio and video content regarding the cover, inspired by Hawaii: Part II: Part ii[10]

Trivia[edit]

Recording of this song was shown at the end of the video "Hardly Working", prior to the initial release of Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.


Lyrics[edit]

Marvin walked into a hapless land and wondered lightly am I happy, is this happy
Following the footsteps left by man he stepped to reprimand the mystic, who's sadistic
Took a step into the elevator who said guess I'll see you later, don't you worry
Fifteen flights that lasted nights and days that spent without a cent for creatures, with their beat shirts

Listening to painted whispered light on top forgotten hill

Next the stranded senate of the white brick house with flowers asked some questions for their story
All feeling now he took his bow and left the stage of time with no answers to no questions
Lonely paperbacks that wanted just a taste of feeling to implode them before living
Tiptoed to that wooden sign that said now take your place in line for happy, this is lovely

Listening to painted whispered light on top forgotten hill

One secondary smile
To go that extra mile
To make me feel today
To make it go away
The chemistry is gone
Taken for a ride
Far away from you
No longer left inside

The actor with his world renowned was thinking 'bout his last real day of silence, was it over
Or is it just we all think that our answer isn't real its just a picture of a letter
Bumble mumble make the rounds no matter what you'll seem profound it's useless just to worry
Something normal happens somewhere far away in clouds so please stop thinking this is happy

Listening to painted whispered light on top forgotten hill

One secondary smile
To go that extra mile
To make me feel today
To make it go away
The chemistry is gone
Taken for a ride
Far away from you
No longer left inside

One secondary smile
To go that extra mile
To make me feel today
To make it go away
The chemistry is gone
Taken for a ride
Far away from you
No longer left inside

There're no secrets in the door
Just a moment doing chores
(Don't look so sad)
And there's something
And there's something
And there's something
And there's something next to nothing
And there's something
And there's something
But you're gone


Live Videos[edit]

25th May 2008. The Falcon, Denver.

External Links[edit]

Pingry EP Version YouTube
2008 M.M.M.M. Version - YouTube

References[edit]