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"Both a Mirror and a Hammer."

Discussion in 'Woods of Ypres' started by Six-winged Seraph, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Six-winged Seraph

    Six-winged Seraph Without Air

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    I was wondering what does this phrase mean? I've been looking up on Google, and finding nothing, what does it mean, and how do you feel it relates to WoY? :kickass:
     
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    Oooh I can't wait for this response. Sounds like some more juicy David Gold metaphors...
     
  3. Norman

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    The mirror I would think to be lyrics like The Ghost of Summer's Past, and the hammer to be songs like Dragged. But I could be completely off.
     
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    thats what i always thought too
     
  5. SeanNZ

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    I took it to be a metaphor of the opposites present in WoY's music - dark/light, heavy/soft etc. Similar to your lyrical idea really :)
     
  6. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    You basically got it!

    Visual art is sometimes seen as either a 'Mirror' (an expression that is a reflection of the self or society) or a "Hammer" (art used as a weapon against others in society and sometimes even against the self). Woods of Ypres is a reflection of the self and it's place in society, used as a weapon against that society. "Both a mirror and a hammer." :)
     
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    good explaination
     
  8. CaGeD iN

    CaGeD iN Wandering on Ypres Rd.

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    that works
     
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    Ooo, even deeper than i anticipated :)
     
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    Renegade46n2 Wanderer of Dark Woods

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    :OMG:

    That's one of the greatest things I've ever heard about a band, and it's the perfect encapsulation of Woods.
     

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