|First live performance|
The song described by Jon: "'Derail' was part two of 'Screwtop', another song on Churn. It dealt with the anxiety that taking a massive LSD trip, and having it go completely riot, had on my brain. It was one of those songs where I was trying to piece myself back together and I was extremely anxious. It was really just imagery from that nightmarish sort of state, and it's not particularly about one thing. It's more about that mental state of losing your mind and then trying to stick it back together. Hence the word 'derail'. I was certainly derailed by that mutherfucking trip. I didn't dream for six months. I couldn't sleep for six months. I was fucked. But at the same time, I made some really good music. So hey, it's all good. It's a good song too. That is a good riff." Rip It Up, Aug-Sep 2010.
Abrasive to the touch All in all in all the same thing now We are gathered here in nonesuch Hooks back to the line And I trip over myself here And I trip over myself Something's stuck in me here And I can't get out Some in paint Some in blood Some in makeup Derail me Derail me Derail me Derail me To everything Churn, churn, churn There is a season Churn, churn, churn There is a reason Churn, churn, churn This ain't the time or the place I am sick of walking into rainbows I am sick of plugging into rainbows I am sick of tuning into rainbows I am sick of turning into rainbows Some in paint Some in blood Some in makeup Derail me Derail me Derail me Derail me Some in paint Some in blood Some in makeup Derail me Derail me Derail me Derail me