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Restart cover
Song by Ozma
Album Spending Time on the Borderline
Released 2003
Length 5:00
Label Kung Fu Records
Writer(s) Ryen Slegr
Daniel Brummel
Jose Galvez
Producer(s) Chris Fudurich
Status Officially released
Spending Time on the Borderline track listing
"Curve in the Old 1-9"

"Restart" is the ninth track from Spending Time on the Borderline.



This song seamlessly transitions into the next track "Eponine". The work in progress names for this song during recording were "The Car Song"[1][2] and "Doing Fine".[3][4]

"Restart" has seen an increase in popularity in the 2020s. It hit one million Spotify plays on February, 23, 2022, and as of April 2023 it trails only "Domino Effect" as the band's second most-listened-to song on the platform. The song was cited by Jose Galvez as his favorite Ozma song to play live during a fan interview for the 20th anniversary of The Doubble Donkey Disc.[5]



See me at my desk, rested and well dressed
Always there on time
Funny how the clock that I used to watch
Now never seems to mind

Tried hard to collect interest and respect
By cutting out some things I thought didn't matter
Turned all of my whines into doing fines
It saves me so much time

I'm stuck in a square, becoming one too
Three stories above I hear there's a view
Long way to the ground
But I'll probably stick around

Now I've got a view
Miles to the ocean
But I can't see you and maintain devotion
I wish I could say, "I'll be there"

Slowly the stories start to unbind
And tell me the years spent never were mine
I'm always to owe a debt to my heart
Unless I can find a way to restart and take control

Slowly the edge gets closer to you
You've got the most space with the greatest of views
You've paid off the debt you owe to your heart
You've paid off the debt, now go and restart

See also


  1. Ryen Slegr (ozmasoundings) fan correspondence 2021
  3. Ryen Slegr (ozmasoundings) fan correspondence 2021
  4. Ozma Spending Time on the Borderline tracking whiteboard
  5. Doubble Donkey Disc 20th anniversary discord interview 2021