This was actually the name of the Dave's(the guitarist) Junior league basketball and football teams when he was a kid. I always loved that name, and before there was a song, we were already going to call our next album "Future Bolt." An early idea was every song title have either future or bolt within. Kinda like the Liars "Drums not Dead," but, you know, it was a bad idea so we didn't go through with it.
The song was one of the first we wrote as a four-piece, everyone in the band had a hand in putting it together. Lyrically, it is about the yearning to escape modern life and all it's complexity. Was man meant be carried at high speeds, on the ground or in the air? Was he meant to have his water filtered with many chemicals, disbursed through pipes that carry toxins? Eat his food and have no idea where it came from? Was he meant to hate nature, cement over it, kill pollinators because they are bad for the grass? Destroy the world's oldest forests(see Appalachia) so that we can see at night, and all the other creature comforts we enjoy on the backs of dying minors in little towns you've never heard of? you know, hippy shit.
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