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What is TGE about?

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by bball_1523, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. bball_1523

    bball_1523 Member

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    I was wondering what the whole CD and song of TGE is about? I can't seem to figure it out, something to do with religion and science or pros/cons of both or government? haha sorry I'm not that good at learning about what lyrics say.

    Also do any of you know if any of the members of Nevermore are religious or into any spiritual beliefs?
     
  2. mReEtTaIlRsEkD

    mReEtTaIlRsEkD New Metal Member

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    off memory, i'd say

    born: society and how we divide ourselves
    final product: society, where we are
    acid words: dying
    bittersweet: religion
    sentient: machines
    medication nation: addiction to a drug or religion
    holocaust: gay marriage
    heart for stones: being emo/love ballad
    future uncertain: come on
    godless endeavour: donnie darko (and life)

    edit: oh and psalm is weird. has a lot of biblical elements, reminds me of the mirror black girl/story.
     
  3. mReEtTaIlRsEkD

    mReEtTaIlRsEkD New Metal Member

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    I think they're all indecisive agnostic twits.
     
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    derek Grey Eminence

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    They're pretty complex. Some of the songs are more thematically simplistic, such as Medicated Nation (although still very eloquent) while some have much greater depth of thought. I could say what they've meant to me, but I think that'd cheapen them a little.

    If I was to suggest a direction, though, I'd say TGE is not necessarily about Religion or God in the negative sense, nor the even the traditional one. It's more about the lament that God (as an unquantifiable force) is fucking bastardised by some and "naively" dismissed by others.

    I'm frequently wrong, though.
     
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    I've always interpreted TGE as an indictment toward the mutually exclusive attitude that science and religion have. Science and religion both attempt, in their way, to explain reality. But as science advances, religion becomes less and less dominant, and on the other hand, religion does its best to slow science down as much as it can, with the result that both fields suffer when they could be working together.
     
  6. bball_1523

    bball_1523 Member

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    is it really about donnie darko?
     
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    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    it was never stated on here by Warrel what the songs were about other than Sentient 6, so don't take anything someone responds with with much sincerity
     
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    Are you kidding me? Have you HEARD a Nevermore song?

    Perhaps you're one of those Scientology folks trying to convert Nevermore to hail Zenu... :zombie:
     
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    Don't be hatin' on Tom Cruise now, nigga!
     
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    dreaming neon darkspot natures' retard

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    sell my heart for stones = drug addiction.
     
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    I say its all about eating a ham sandwich while high and drunk.
     
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    It's all about eating a ham sandwich while high and drunk, while touching a woman's titties.
     
  13. Jace_Mereel

    Jace_Mereel Freakame, Freakayou!

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    I mostly agree with your idea.
     
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    Dead_Lioness Godless

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    My god woman, have you ever been on the internets before???
     
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    Söy Manfred von Richthofen

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    it's about working over night and then praising god when you get home to go to bed... only to have some idiot phone you when you just fell asleep and cannot go back :(
     
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    "The children sitting in the trees, they turn to laugh at me"

    This always reminded me of flatliners the movie. I need to watch this again.
     
  17. mReEtTaIlRsEkD

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    around the period of TGE, dane was spouting off about DD.
    the last line of the song is, "the sky has opened". that's from the movie. it's like the chaos born from no belief systems; imo, what's left when you believe in nothing. it also seems to be written kinda of like a letter.

    honestly, i see the song as an ode to atheism. a journey from the point of indecision and through to the acceptance of it (atheism). a lot of the lyrics on the album take sardonic and ruthless strikes at christianity. loooves it.

    but as will said, these are all our own interpretations. i prefer darkspot's interpretation of heart for stones to mine, for instance.

    it's not too hard to interpret what WD says, though. he's an articulate person, not some wannabe poet/intellect. he uses his words to his advantage oftentimes, so you shouldn't miss the point by much.
     
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    Noumenon Obsidian Productions

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    dude. sex drugs and r'n'r.
     
  19. FretsAflame

    FretsAflame Undercover Shredder

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    kinda like the end of this?

     
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