"It Was Fear Of Myself That Made Me Odd" as written by and Dallas/ingelevics Green....
(Breathe in all the air)

Spinning, arms spread
Crushing the tops of mountains
With my hands
As I dive into the Pacific
I flood the shorelines

And I exhale
Causing the oceans' endless waves
As I emerge
Shaking the wreckage from my hair
With my hands

I want to breathe
Life into the Dead Sea

As this rain forest
Falls beneath my knees
I want to breathe
Life into the Dead Sea

Below, where is your boat?
You are slow, you are slow

I will play, the sky is black
Breathe in all the air
Exhale and choke the land with carbon
From where I stand
I can see the curvature of the Earth
And I want to make it flat

I will play, the sky is black
I will play, the sky is black.


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"It Was Fear of Myself That Made Me Odd" as written by Dallas Green Chris Steele

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    General Comment

    Meaning? Hmm, I'm thinking possibly that it's about man's destruction of nature through expansion and industry. That is all

    Harry_Manbackon December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit goes beyond these transitory elements.

    this song is about the mind. it is about the idea that the world, the universe, and everything is a product of one's own thoughts and the mind has ultimate control over these things. he breathes as the world, he creates the waves, he creates all these things simply because he has a mind.

    unfortunately, these sort of thoughts are taboo in a western capitalist culture, and subjectivism brings the belief that because you think outside the box in terms of the ideas-of-reality, then you are odd and you are afraid of yourself.

    the mind is a powerful thing.
    geoffkon May 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually borrowed from the text of a Kurt Vonnegut (sp?) short story called "The Barnhouse Effect" in the collection "Welcome to the Monkey House".

    In the story, a university prof. learns to control the outcomes of rolling dice with his mind, and as his talent grows, the more he thinks the more destructive his mind can become. all of this story is told through the narrative of one of this students, to whom Dr. Barnhouse confided in about his new power. Dr. Barnhouse seems out of whack, loopy and absented-minded, because whenever he concentrates, his telekinesis goes on rampage and destroys things.

    He goes on to say, "It was fear of myself that made me odd", the title of this track, illustrating how he became so crazy in an effort to control his destructive powers. it turns out the story is a letter to the governemnt, and the story ends as the narrator confides that he too, has learned how to control objects with his mind from Dr. Barnhouse, and will use them against any oppressive actions by governments around the world. As Geoffk said, the mind is a powerful thing

    I believe that this track demonstrates how the boys of AOF felt with their new popularity as a band, that they had all this new power and influence over their fans and a growing fan base, so there was good to be done with their new legitimacy.
    flatlander30on March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs on the new album.
    massaaron June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is b-e-a-utiful.
    Adidasx007on June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgold
    thrice71on October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually it seems pretty plain to me. Not really original, but definitly a good title for a song.
    KingFatasson October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd with a name like kingfatass, i don't think anyone really gives a shit, whether you think it's 'pretty plain' or not.
    _Alexisonfire_on December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with henry_manback.....this song is really amazing....i love these guys...and you cant just look at lyrics kingfatass, you have to look past them and try to find different meanings and what the artist is trying to get at...a line as simple as i dive into the pacific, can be a metaphor for jumping into somthing to big for him to handle, or it could just mean swimming, try to look at it through a poetic aspect
    berties_madnesson February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti actually have no idea what its abotu
    xblink_theusedxon February 06, 2005   Link

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