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Single by Biffy Clyro
from the album Blackened Sky
A-side Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys
B-side The Houses of Roofs
All The Way Down (Chapter 2)
Released 15 July 2002 (UK)
Format 7", CD
Recorded The Practice Pad
Glasgow, Scotland
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:38
Label Beggars Banquet
BBQ361 (UK, 7")
Writer(s) Simon Neil
Producer(s) Chris Sheldon
Biffy Clyro singles chronology
"Joy.Discovery.Invention"/"Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys"
"The Ideal Height"
Blackened Sky track listing
  1. "Joy.Discovery.Invention"
  2. "27"
  3. "Justboy"
  4. "Kill the Old, Torture Their Young"
  5. "The Go-Slow"
  6. "Christopher's River"
  7. "Convex, Concave"
  8. "57"
  9. "Hero Management"
  10. "Solution Devices"
  11. "Stress on the Sky"
  12. "Scary Mary"

"Joy.Discovery.Invention" is a song by Biffy Clyro which opens their 2002 debut album, Blackened Sky. It was their fourth single, appearing as a double A-side with "Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys", a track from their second album, The Vertigo of Bliss. It reached number 86 on the UK Singles Chart.


The title of the song is taken from a line from a Chuck Palahniuk novel called Choke:

Unusually for the band, who usually prefer Drop-D, the guitars are in standard tuning.

Track 3 on the vinyl release is a new version of a song that originally appeared on Iname.

Track listings[edit]

Songs and lyrics by Simon Neil. Music by Biffy Clyro.

  • CD BBQ361CD
  1. "Joy.Discovery.Invention" – 3:38
  2. "Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys" – 5:18
  3. "The Houses of Roofs" – 5:12
  • 7" BBQ361
  1. "Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys" (Edit) – 4:08
  2. "Joy.Discovery.Invention" – 3:38
  3. "All The Way Down: Chapter 2" – 3:49


  • Simon Neil – guitar, vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, vocals
  • James Johnston – bass, vocals
  • Chris Sheldon – producer

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