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If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby MagsJ » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:00 pm

It would be great if you could write one or more lines on your thoughts or view on the tune in question, as to give an insight into why you are listening to it 'right now'

I will be mostly listening to this :D

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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Ben JS » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjPBrBU-TM

I really like this song.

I think it's a song about resorting to escapism as a form of temporary relief, in hopes that it'll give enough time to be saved. A song about resisting suicide. Also about using using alcohol as a means to overcome inhibitions to get closer to the ideal.

The opening words, 'Party girls don't get hurt'. A girl's going out, getting drunk, living a dream - 'A bird flying', which temporarily stops the pain, 'feel my tears as they dry'. She desperately seeks out escapes from the pain which she can't resolve permanently, and all the while hopes someone can pull her out of shackles that strangle her. She begs the listener to help her, 'Help me, I'm holding on for dear life'.

She doesn't want to die, she wants to live. She's a sinking ship, doing all in her power to stay afloat, clinging to the hope that she will be rescued.

It strikes me very powerfully. It's life affirming. The will to overcome adversity - to fight the odds.

EDIT: Realized I had started typing a sentence and hadn't finished the train of thought. Fixed.
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:55 am



Because it is about how all life are connected and how everything goes on within you and without you.

Life goes on within you and without you. However bad you may feel or however stuck you may be, life goes on within you and without you. No one can force one to change, they have to change on their own.

Show someone a door, they walk through it if they choose to.

Call me the gatekeeper, I am here to open and show doors, not force anyone through them who doesn't want to be.

A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:12 am

Another one about life and all that is. "Surrender to the void"
Tomorrow never knows, it's similar to within you without you.



The meaning within, it is being. Listen to those lyrics. They aren't just some long hair hippy talk, it's what is.

Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream
It is not dying, it is not dying

Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void
It is shining, it is shining

Yet you may see the meaning of within
It is being, it is being

Love is all and love is everyone
It is knowing, it is knowing

And ignorance and hate mourn the dead
It is believing, it is believing

But listen to the colour of your dreams
It is not leaving, it is not leaving

So play the game "Existence" to the end
Of the beginning, of the beginning
Of the beginning, of the beginning
Of the beginning, of the beginning
Of the beginning, of the beginning

A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:22 am

Totally a morning song, enjoy your coffee's.
I like it because it's peaceful, and totally reminds me of morning which is perfect for the title. xD

A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

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"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Magnus Anderson » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:09 pm



It's pity this isn't a proper piece. On the other hand, it might be a good thing that he left it at 30 seconds considering he's a virtuoso and how bad these are at composing longer pieces.

But it's such a decent dreamy sequence of chords . . .
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Ben JS » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:12 pm



The title says it all.

It's a song railing against Christianity, which I'm partial to depending on mood.

Also, it rocks. It's easy to put songs on like this to express 'negative' energy - pretend like it's all X's fault, and be like, 'Fuck you, X!'

EDIT: Piano cover, LOL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D45VJ9ru2Wg
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby fuse » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:14 am

So that Xandria song Fight Me was really good even though symphonic/operatic metal style doesn't usually appeal to me.

Atheris, can we agree that Steven Wilson always does interesting work? I particularly like DEFORM TO FORM A STAR.

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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:56 am



Psychedelic muziks.

A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

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Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Orbie » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:29 am

Janis Joplin, You'd better find somebody to love.
[size=50][/size]Allone's Obe issance



In answer to your prayer
sincere, the centre of
your circle here,
i stand ; and , without
taking thought,-
i know nothing. But i can

Full well your need-as
you be men
This: Re-Creation. With a
bow,
Then, your obedient

servant now.
One gift is all i find in me,
And that is faithful
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby AutSider » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:44 am

fuse yes, we can agree. I can't say I'm a fan of everything he does, but he has a lot of quality art to offer. Most of all I enjoy his guitar work and lyrics.



Lyrics:

Run through forests
On a hot Summer day
Trying to break down
Walls of numbing pain

Give me the freedom to destroy
Give me radioactive toy

Taste the water
From a stream of running death
Eat the apple
And cough a dying breath

Give me the freedom to destroy
Give me radioactive toy

Feel the sun
Burning through your black skin
Pour me into a hole
Inform my next of kin

Give me the freedom to destroy
Give me radioactive toy

Run through graveyards
On a dusty winter day
Spit the dirt out
And try to say

Give me the freedom to destroy
Give me radioactive toy
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Ben JS » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:47 pm



The song's pleading for people to stop everything that's bad in the eyes of God, and to embrace Jesus/God - they'll set you free.

When I listen to it, I translate it in my head to - bad = shallow, and God = truth / meaning.

If I do this, then I can really appreciate and get behind the sentiment / emotion of the song.

=

What's interesting is the lines like the following:

"And for a small donation she could have the Lord Almighty"

"Visa or Mastercard, our operators are waiting"

"Now a word from our sponsor then another troubled teen"

Which hints at an underlying dissatisfaction with preachers using God for profit.
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby AutSider » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:21 am

Sick tune from a sick movie.

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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Orbie » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:08 pm

Smoky Robinson -'Tears of a Clown'
[size=50][/size]Allone's Obe issance



In answer to your prayer
sincere, the centre of
your circle here,
i stand ; and , without
taking thought,-
i know nothing. But i can

Full well your need-as
you be men
This: Re-Creation. With a
bow,
Then, your obedient

servant now.
One gift is all i find in me,
And that is faithful
memory
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:19 pm


A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby fuse » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:32 am



We are escalator walkers
in the brand-new temple
Came to reshape identities
Shed our skins
Be reborn and feel the same
Feel the same: that no one here is real

We are moving standees
in the shrine of choices
Incarcerated between floors
of hope and disappointment
We feel the same
Feel the same: no one here is real
We feel the same
Feel the same: that nothing here is still

We are stairway drifters
made of cyber paper
Google boys and Wiki girls
Children of the self-care
We come to pray every single training day
Looking for a chance to survive
Buying reduced price illusions
Floating into another light
Melting into another lonely crowd

We feel the same
Feel the same: that no one here is real
We feel the same
Feel the same: that nothing here is still

Used to have our love
And now - Disposable needs
Used to have our souls
And now - Refined new skins
Take - Use - Throw away - Forget

Dragging our feet
Tired and deceived
Slowly moving on
Bracing shaky legs
against all those wasted years
We roll the boulders of sins
up a hill of new days
Up - Up a hill of new days

In the arms of the setting sun,
our burdens cast shadows over fiery ground
Catching final rays
We try to reach the journey’s end
before the sun will die
We sense we’re almost there, (We sense we’re almost there)
but the night comes too soon (The night comes to soon)
And we crawl in the dark, (We crawl in the dark - x2)
not ready to face up (Not ready to face up)
to unknowing lies (To unknowing lies)
We ache to go back (Ache to go back - x2)

But we can’t stop,
So we walk ahead

Walk ahead
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Magnus Anderson » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:49 pm

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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:40 pm


A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:03 pm


A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Orbie » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:42 am

Mary Wells 'I've got two lovers' Decca ca 1960's
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In answer to your prayer
sincere, the centre of
your circle here,
i stand ; and , without
taking thought,-
i know nothing. But i can

Full well your need-as
you be men
This: Re-Creation. With a
bow,
Then, your obedient

servant now.
One gift is all i find in me,
And that is faithful
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby AutSider » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:08 pm

Soothing and beautiful...

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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:15 pm


A "god" who deserves worship will be humble enough to reject it; A "god" who demands worship will not be worthy of it.

All smoke fades, as do all delicate mirrors shatter.

"My ancestors are smiling on me, Imperials. Can you say the same?"

"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Wandering_Lands » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:42 pm

I was listening to this earlier in the day, before I went to work.



Now I'm listening to it again. Very good prog rock music!
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Re: If You're Listening To Music Right Now III

Postby Artimas » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:43 pm

Wandering_Lands wrote:I was listening to this earlier in the day, before I went to work.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtN5xvJ-kcY[/youtube]

Now I'm listening to it again. Very good prog rock music!



Have to remove the s in https whenever you use youtube brackets. :) fuse had to tell me before as well.

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"Science Fiction today ~ Science Fact tomorrow"

Change is inevitable, it can only be delayed or sped up. Choose wisely.

Truth is pain, and pain is gain.


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