"Startup Chime" as written by and Daniel Hunt....
School holiday that she could do without
A weekend break that slept in late
A beach resort under a year of rain
This is where it has to start

When the AC hum inside your sleepy head
Drowns the startup chime inside your heart
Technology is there to cure yourself
This is where it has to start

Unfamiliar brand falls from an empty shelf,
Without sounding an alarm,
The test results tell you nothing at all
This is where it has to start

When the AC hum inside your sleepy head
Drowns the startup chime inside your heart
Technology is there to cure yourself
this is where it has to start

The Northern Lights are just a band for hire
Playing class reunions without end
The test results tell you nothing at all

Technology is there to cure yourself

A dusty cartridge from the VCs is on the way to see old friends
This is where it has to start


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"Startup Chime" as written by Daniel Hunt

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    General CommentThis is about isolationism, or the act of being isolated. The references of a "school holiday she could do without" and the "unfamiliar brand" all point to unconmon things. People feel happy during school holidays, and it's rather uncommon to see unfamiliar brands on empty shelves. The person in the song is most probably a computer addict, huddled in her room, isolated from the world around her. I used this song in a class presentation on "Isolationism."
    Erm, that is all.
    CHOW! And don't touch the sushi.

    XOXOXO,
    Roxanne
    roxusanon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow roxusan youre incredible thanks.
    Commiion January 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes, I agree.

    The first line is defintiely clear for me: Holiday are usually made for people to go out and have fun with friends, but in that case the character doesn't need these holiday because she's addicted to the technology.
    More than isolationism, I think the song is also about the fact of being addicted to technology. As even with tests, there is nothing bad in it because it's invisible. Just some kind of mental disease/addiction.

    I really like the lyrics. A very sad song, yet powerful lyrics. I somehow can relate to it.
    AnalogTrashon June 15, 2009   Link

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