Verbal warfare through radical ideals

Through Smudged Lenses


The lyrics to songs are important. I’ve now met someone else who knows how to take a song in perspective, and pull it apart for what it is. This brings great joy to me, as I’ve come to recognize it’s a lost art. Very few songs though are difficult to understand, and analyze on the whole. Those songs carry heavily symbolic, or metaphorical meaning, but they are the absolute best of the best when it comes to self-gratification. This song in particular comes to mind.

Let no one be themselves

Turn of the century lies
Not within the others
Turn on the watchful eye
The blindness ends tonight
Shelter for the shattered
In unison we strive
Dare to disassociate
And cut the blinds that tie
Abstractualize further
To the ends of fact and foe
Will it out of meaning
As silence speaks the truth

I want to hear you scream
I want to see you stand
Atop the Pantheon of fiction and your failure
Grasping for a hiding place
Among indifferent stones

A brief reflection
It sets the soul apart
No selection
It tears our world apart
These walls are protecting us
Burn them to the ground
This haven of refuge
Burn it to the ground
So smudge the lens a little
Muffle the voice
Phase out of sound a while
And let it go

Citizens of choice
In a twilight world of your design
Left to our devices
We stumble on

I want to hear you scream
I want to hear you scream

Burn it to the ground
No firewall will save you
Burn it to the ground
Take me to the keep
And bare the darkest void
Thousandfold the agony
Of silenced screams alone
Tune right out of static
Exorcise the dark
How else can we move on

I want to hear you scream
I want to see you die

Yes indeed, it feels good to know that lyrics can be your best insight to the message a song creates. Not to mention the how eerily accurate the whole “Life imitating art” factor is…
-Jake (I promise more tomorrow. I’m tired)
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