"Solaris" as written by and Ken/edwards Andrews....
I've been freezing my time
I've been slowing my breath
I've been saving my soul
I want you to freeze to
Are you haunting me again?
Are you thawing out my head?
I want you to get out...

I'm on an ocean that has a brain and makes us dream
I'm on a mission to wipe imagination clean
You grow inside me dying time and time again
I'm on a mission to escape from what my life has been
Without you

I've been hiding in snow
I've been treading on ghosts
Are you haunting me again?
Are you burning up my head?
I will never solve algebra of need
Any thought just might turn to flesh and drag me back to life


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"Solaris" as written by Ken Andrews Greg Edwards

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    General CommentThe sample is actually in Swedish i think he says "Ja det kanske man skulle kunna om det inte var så sent, alldeles för sent. Men då blir världen allt jag pratar med. Words, words words"

    Translated it's something like "Yes that maybe one could do that if it wasn't so late, all to late. But then the world will be the only thing to talk to. " I don't know where its from maybe some old swedish movie. Maybe some Ingmar Bergman movie?
    FanaticRevolveron September 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti believe the majority of this song is a reference to science fiction story "Solaris" by Stanistw Lem, involving a planet who's ocean is an immense 700 billion ton sentient, intelligent organism.
    eschatonikon June 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits about destroying creativity and something amazing and feeling regret and trying to convince yourself that what you are doing is right the best thing for everyone. ive never read Solaris though so i dont know what it could be.
    nopoeticon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know if the sample in this song is actually from the original Russian film version of Solaris?
    It sounds like it could be.
    xdvron February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always wondered about that sample. "Words words words" is always what I interpretted it as. There would be no proper way to cover this song without that sample.
    SpooktheHerdon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow no haha ...yes its about the russian film solyaris..

    and yeah the sample sounds like snaut talking
    2145005on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo, its about Star Wars, you moron.
    cheesecakeslolon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI doubt its a sample from the film because it sounds like english "words words words". the film was entirely in russian.
    siflrockon June 23, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationcan people please post something WITHOUT citing homosexuality, Freud, Jung and drugs? This website is one big mirror that reflects everyone's own thoughts and ideas. The big ocean thing? Solaris IS AN OCEAN PLANET. So, it actually has nothing to do with Freud and Jung's metaphors of whatever.

    Ironically, that's what Solaris is about, to a great extent -- mirrors. So, in a way, this whole website is a reflection of that. Jesus said so! He's gay, too! It's all about drugs! Sometimes it is. But sometimes it's not -- a far under-represented viewpoint here
    eric22rron May 23, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThere's references to meditation techniques such as slowing the breath. Freezing my time could refer to meditation or maybe the dream state where time seems to slow down.

    "I'M ON AN OCEAN THAT HAS A BRAIN AND MAKES US DREAM"

    This clearly refers to what Freud and Jung termed the unconscious mind, the contents and archetypes of which create our dreams. The ocean refers to water which is a universal symbol of the unconscious mind, and it has a brain is so much as there would appear to be some kind of intelligence external to our conscious intellect that drives it's functions.

    Overall, like with all the tracks on this album it probably refers to being high as a kite on smack and that dreamlike state you achieve when you're tripping. I've not seen the film Solaris but I understand it's premise and this is the vehicle this track uses for the addiction metaphor. Another beautiful tune by Failure.
    halfordon January 29, 2011   Link

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