"Fly On The Wall" - Some of the Greatest Song Lyrics Ever Written and a part of it Analyzed with Personal Perspective
Few weeks ago @durzo recommended me the song Fly On The Wall by Thousand Foot Krutch from their album The End Is Where We Begin. It's one of the greatest songs ever written. I didn't say composed or sung or created. I used a very specific word: Written
Fly On The Wall is not that remarkable when it comes to music or singing. It's actually pretty mediocre in pretty much every department except for lyrics. The lyrics are other worldly and it carries the song to monumental heights. It's a lot like The Raid. The sequel had more than 4 times the budget of the original. It was such a high budget that you could actually film an average quality TV episode with it in USSA. If you are thinking Game Thrones, the $4.5 million USD budget in't sufficient for a proper battle scenes. Yest they delete the following scene because it was getting in the way of pacing.
It's because the action was so good in The Raid and the sequel that they were able to simply delete a scene this good from their movie. They were extremely good at the one thing thy did. Fly On The Wall is simply the best lyrics I've seen about the society.
Individualists, Free Thinkers, Objectivists, libertarians are going to love this
The other night
I had a dream
It was a world full of kings and queens
But it was cold
Dark as the night
We were the fire on the moonlit skies
The term "kings and queens" means that there were no slaves. Each person a king/queen means each person was a sovereign individual. World was cold and dark and that's just not a problem. These individuals ("kings and queens") were their own fire. They lit up their own world. They made both the cold and darkness disappear with their own being.
We weren't divided
We were the same
And we were free
But we all wore chains
We couldn't see it
But we created
A place between truth and overrated
This part is the the most open to interpretation part for me. So I'm not going to drop much definitive remarks on this part. The place between truth and overrated is pretty much just anything that is overrated. Take democracy for an example. Take government protection, take laws & regulations or baseless trust in institutions................ basically any dream somebody is goin to sell you in return of something from you. Whether its communism, fascism, ponzi scheme, Bitconnect, some worthless product or even some worthless crypto project; they all sell you an overrated dream.
6 moths ago I wrote about Bitconnect: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@vimukthi/trevon-james-vs-vitalik-buterin-in-depth-analysis-commentary-on-bitconnect Some ignorant punks like @godcomplex who disappeard few months ago kept telling me how wrong I was. Here is a real comment I received:
Bitconnect is an unregulated exchange and a virtual bank. Watch the video, there are real people from poor countries getting rich. Why is this something bad? We will have to wait and see what happens.
BTC-E is like Bitconnect but BTC-E was shut down because it was centralized while Bitconnect is less centralized.
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When people's lives get destroyed, it's not really the lies that get them. It's these overrated pipe dreams fueled b ignorance that lead them to terrible predicaments. The Matrix isn't that far removed from reality. After all the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Giving up freedom in the name of security builds a world that is stuck between the truths and reality that can be dark and cold. At the end people end up with neither the truth or their overrated Utopian delusions.
If I could just see it all
Just like a fly on the wall
Would I be able to accept what I can't control?
And would I share what I saw?
Or just sit back and ignore
Like nothing never happened
I haven't seen you before?
The song itself is like a retrospective monologue that looks back in the society. We have a person sitting on the fence seeing both sides; a person with a view that goes beyond some dualistic view of one or the other. A person that is out of this duality, a person who has transcended these two sides of the argument is the one who can see things for what they are. In a political world think about those people who understand both the Left and the Right very well. People who can see both sides are Libertarian/ Anarchist types who truly understand things for what they are. And those that see face a problem: What are they going to do with it?
That is the question for the "Fly On The Wall". You can't control the ignorance of the masses. There is a saying that a man could take 100 horses to the river but 100 men can't make a single horse drink that water. Ignorance is self-sustained. You can't change people's understanding of the world. You can only do 2 things.
You can share your wisdom
That's what great intellectual/spiritual leaders did. Here is one exemplary person; Jiddu Krinamurthi: https://steemit.com/quote/@vimukthi/10-philosophical-and-spiritual-life-lessons-from-jiddu-krishnamurti-my-own-commentary-and-personal-insights-regarding-them There have been many such people in many different areas and there will always be such people. Hideo Kojima shared his thoughts through video games: https://steemit.com/gaming/@vimukthi/the-genius-and-the-prophecies-of-hideo-kojima-and-metal-gear-the-works-of-project-itoh-must-see-video-collection here were other people like Ludwig von Misess, Arthur C. Clerk, Gregg Braden, Ayn Rand and countless spiritual leaders from all sorts of backgrounds. Mae Chee Kaew is one great recent example: https://steemit.com/buddhism/@vimukthi/10-lessons-from-the-spiritual-journey-of-mae-chee-kaew-and-the-inspiring-story-of-life
Obviously this sharing part won't get you the best of responses. Jesus for an example was crucified and his message was institutionalized and commodified. Tesla faced the worst levels of opposition. People were killed for being too politically incorrect or worshiping the wrong god or saying that the Earth wasn't flat and that the Sun was the Center of our solar system. These kind of no good deed goes unpunished type of responses and nobody bothering to care about the real truths rather than overrated delusions drive some people to pick the second option.
Sit back and Ignore
Some people just deny the truth. Some people just go to the NEO meets Morpheus part and pick the Blue Pill. Some just understand te truths and just keep it to themselves without bothering to enlighten other people. Some just take their realized truths to their graves. You can come across the truth and choose to act as f you have never even seen that (A metaphorical way of saying that you didn't recognize the truth). You can pick this option. But is it the right one.
I've been told a lot of things and I've burnt a lot of bridges. I've been spoken against many injustices and have gotten replies like "You're not better than the people you are accusing". I've been laughed at for saying certain truths and I've been told that I'm an idiot for speaking against certain things (where I was actually proven right down the road) and many more things have happened. But that's not a reason for me to just sit back and play pretend
So which option are you going to Choose?