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Old 08-25-2009, 07:38 AM
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Default Re: A tattoo on your heart?

I have three different songs.

The first one is just a few lines from Red Stars Over the Battle of Cowshed by Protest the Hero. I especially love the line, "Dollars are worth more than sense."
A system where an honest person can sweat for hours and then play slave to the man in the television tower. A system where private ownership erases public healthcare because dollars are worth more than people; dollars are worth more than sense.

The second one is Sun of Nothing by Between the Buried and Me. This the interpretation by the singer.
"This song is about a man that gets tired of his life. He decides the only natural way to rid himself of this world is to fly to the sun and burn his body. He builds a rocket ship (he has already been named the "spaceman" in his town) and starts his journey. The song is the thought process during his voyage towards death. He evaluates all the different aspects of his life and towards the end realizes he had it better than most. He has regret but there's no turning back cause he is already floating towards the sun."

Pretty far-fetched but IMO a great concept nonetheless. It makes me realize that even though things don't always go perfectly for me, I have it better than a lot of people. Also I don't want to post all the lyrics but they can be found here.

The third one is White Walls by Between the Buried and Me and it also has lyrics that mean a lot to me, and this is the interpretation from the singer.
"This song is about growing as a band and as individual musicians. I wrote this song after we did Ozzfest (also known as a big metal talent show). The music business really shows how stagnant and boring popular music is. Everyone tries to sound and look the way they are supposed to in order to "get big". Obviously all bands aren't like this, but it seems that more and more people are starting bands to become rock stars, not because they love music. This song is about growing and realizing what you need to do in order to make yourself happy in music, cause when its all said and done, this is what people hear when we die. When I started playing music it was a blank canvas (white walls) and this journey I've lived so far are the paintings that will be seen when I die."

Lyrics can be found here.

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