Artist: OK Go

A Million Ways – OK Go

OK Go is a rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles. The band is composed of Damian Kulash (lead vocals and guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals), Dan Konopka (drums and percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards and vocals), who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan.

The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 and released two studio albums before Duncan’s departure.

The band’s lead singer, Damian Kulash, met bassist Tim Nordwind at Interlochen Arts Camp when they were 11. Kulash was in for graphic design, Nordwind for music. The band name comes from their art teacher, saying “OK…Go!” while they were drawing. They kept in touch after camp, often exchanging mixtapes which influenced each other’s musical taste and their future sound. They met the band’s former guitarist and keyboardist Andy Duncan in high school, and drummer Dan Konopka in college. OK Go was formed in 1998.

The band served as the house band for public radio program This American Life on the show’s fifth anniversary tour. Ira Glass, the show’s host, wrote their first official bio, calling them “human catnip” and describing their songs as “part indie rock, part stadium rock, part straight up pop with the occasional whiff of Weezer or The Cars or Elliott Smith.

Andy Duncan left the band after the release of their second album in 2005 and was replaced by Andy Ross, who auditioned for them in Los Angeles.

A Million Ways

A Million Ways“  became the band’s breakthrough song thanks to the internet sensation that was the accompanying music video.  The video featured the band in their back yard performing a dance choreographed by lead singer Kulash’s sister, Trish Sie. By August 2006, the video had become the most downloaded music video ever with over 9 million downloads. The band performed the dance live on British TV show Soccer AM, as well as on the late-night American comedy show, MADtv.

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Sit back, matter of fact,
teasing, toying, turning, chatting, charming,
hissing, playing the crowd.
Play that song again.
Another couple klonopin.
A nod, a glance, a half-hearted bow.

Oh such grace
Oh such beauty
And lipstick and callous and fishnets and malice.
Oh darlin’
You’re a million ways to be cruel.

(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.

I should. I wish I could.
Maybe if you were I would.
A list of standard issue regrets.
One last 80 proof
Slouching in the corner booth.
Baby it’s as good as it gets.

Oh such grace
Oh such beauty
So precious, suspicious, and charming, and vicious.
Oh darlin’
You’re a million ways
Oh darlin’
You’re a million ways to be cruel.

(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.

Oh darlin’
Oh darlin’
You’re a million ways
Oh darlin’
Oh darlin’
You’re a million ways
Oh….darlin’

Oh darlin’
You’re a million ways to be…
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.
You’re a million ways to be cruel.
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.
You’re a million ways to be…cruel.
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be cruel.
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
You’re a million ways to be…
(One zero zero zero zero zero zero cruel.)
Oh darlin, you’re a million ways to be cruel

  • Audio from the 2005 album, Oh No:

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