Monday, November 22, 2004

Mapula'

I just finished watching "The United States of Leland" a pretty good movie, but not in the conventional sense. Its not a feel good movie, if you are looking for pre-packaged morality. This film explores how the way we traditionally think about things being right/wrong, or what can be considered an acceptable or believable cause for something are so limiting, and can't really explain things, both large and small.

When we search for a specific cause for something which has happened, how does that prevent us from understanding anything at all? When looking for something which will align itself with our existing beliefs and proofs, what do we miss? We can we not see in that blind spot that is ourselves?

Anyways, here are the lyrics from a song from the film titled "Undone" by Imperial Teen. When you hear the song, and listen to the lyrics you can definitely feel as though the artists and the filmakers have stumbled across something they probably didn't mean to. In the skeletal like framework of this song's lyrics, one can attempt to fill in the empty spaces with an infinite number of specific feelings, points and pieces of logic or illogic, but ultimately the only thing which even remotely seems to fit, is a "whoo-whoo" sound the singers make, which leads into any number of interpretations, but ultimately the only one which is satisfying is the one which is most unsatisfying. That there is no real way to fill in the gaps and be satisfied. For for every meaning you assign to that sound, there will always be the feeling that something is missing, something is being left out, seen awry.


Undone by imperial teen

Put your ear up to the radio
What you hear is a miracle
Go the other way
There's another way

Put your ear up to the radio
You know more than you think you know
Go the other way
There's another way

To feel undone

Put your ear up to the radio
Now you see where the pieces go
Go the other way
There's another way

To feel undone

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