"Indiscipline" as written by Adrian Belew, William Scott Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Charles Levin....
I do remember one thing.
It took hours and hours but..
By the time I was done with it,
I was so involved, I didn't know what to think.

I carried it around with me for days and days..
Playing little games
Like not looking at it for a whole day
And then... looking at it.

To see if I still liked it.
I did.

I repeat myself when under stress.
I repeat myself when under stress.
I repeat myself when under stress.
I repeat myself when under stress.

I repeat...
The more I look at it,
The more I like it.
I do think it's good.

The fact is..
No matter how closely I study it,
No matter how I take it apart,
No matter how I break it down,

It remains consistent.
I wish you were here to see it.

I like it.


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"Indiscipline" as written by Anthony Charles Levin Adrian Belew

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    General CommentI think this song is about the youthful glee of discovering something new and being so obsessed with it that it invades your every thought.

    I think Adrien is specifically talking about when his fascination for guitars started. There's a Crimson video from Japan in 1983 where they perform this song, and He picks up his guitar and stairs at it, turns in over in his hands all the while singing the lyrics. His focus is definitely on his guitar.
    kmbraddon March 08, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI'll wager the song is about pornography. The word "Indiscipline" means "lack of discipline" or "bad behavior". He says, "(I was) Playing little games
    Like not looking at it for a whole day, and then... looking at it. To see if I still liked it. I did." Then he says, "I repeat...the more I look at it, the more I like it." Remember, the title indicates he's doing something wrong. And what is he doing? He's obsessed with looking at something, evidently something he shouldn't be looking at. That's why I think the song is about pornography. Remember, this song was written 33 years ago, when it was far less culturally acceptable to admit to liking porn than it is today. So that's my interpretation. What do you think?
    eyerock71on January 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics were based on a letter Adrian's wife(at the time) wrote to him about a sculpture she had made.
    hailsatan93on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCrazy, crazy song. I first heard it when I was trying to fall asleep... and awoke confused and disoriented. Pretty cool.
    Unsoundon July 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks hailsatan93 !!! amazing song.. especially now when i know the meaning.. so absurd!
    carrotkinson September 29, 2007   Link

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