I don't get what this band is doing. They're one of my favorites, but this song is easily one of the worst on the record, and for some reason it's second in the track listing. Totally kills all momentum early on. The tempo is weird, the intro is awful, and while it settles in eventually, the execution is a general failure. There's some great stuff on this record, but songs like this just make me want to delete them from the album and pretend they don't exist, especially when the next song (Dead Tracks) is so damn good.
Agreed that the intro is weird, but I love the rhythm in this chorus. That being said, it doesn't seem like a song that should have been released early on; "Hold Fast" or "Dead Tracks" or even "Letterbox" would have been better IMO.
When I first heard that song I was indifferent, but now I love it. If there's any track I don't totally love still it's "Hold Fast."