May 19, 2005

For those who love the myth: ORESTES

This song is fairly straight forward if you are familiar with the myth

Orestes - A Perfect Circle

Metaphor for a missing moment
Pull me into your perfect circle
One womb, one chain, one resolve
Liberate this will to release us all

Gotta
Cut away, clear away
Slip away and sever this
Umbilical residue
Keeping me from killing you

And from pulling you down with me here
I can almost hear you scream

One more medicated peaceful moment
Give me one more medicated peaceful moment

And I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility
I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility

Gotta Cut away, clear away
Slip away and sever this
Umbilical residue
Gotta
Cut away, clear away
Slip away and sever this
Umbilical residue Keeping me from killing you

Slip away and sever this

Keeping me from killing you

Metaphor for a missing moment, pull me into your perfect circle: Orestes was bound to avenge his father's death, and to do so, he had to kill his mother. If he did not avenge his father's death, they would judge him guilty...but for killing his mother, they also judged him guilty, and as a punishment, they drove him insane. There was no real out for him...he had to kill his mother, and that's what made him snap all the wires of his brain.

Or maybe the song can also be that relationships seem to be circular: when things are going wrong, and you feel the need to lash out, to hurt the other person...when you hate them enough to want to chip and peel and scrape away the ties binding them to you, your love for them, so that you can strike at them, kill them the way they're destroying you. It's about those times when we don't want to love someone, we're trying to stop, so that we can destroy the "us" that is causing the pain.





Interesting APC site: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~evans/APC.htm

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