I control an awkward soul
And my lines
Are automatic, automatically drawn
Realizing a multiverse in just one thing
And then I'm automatic, automatically gone

WRITING DOWN MY INFINITY
WRITING FOR ALL ETERNITY

Colors relate to numbers relate to SOUND
...relates to FORM relate to WAR relate to SEX
relates to HEALING
Relates to ALL GOD VI-BRA-TION!!!!

Formula!!!

I'D LIKE TO TAKE IT EASY
...I'D LIKE TO THINK I TRY
I'D LIKE TO THINK FOREVER...
I WOULD NOT QUESTION WHY!?!
I'D LIK TO SAY I'M SORRY,
I DO NOT KNOW THE WORDS
All I can say right now is
EVERYTHING HAPPENS WHEN NO ONES AROUND!!!

Writing down my Infinity
Writing for all eternity
Eliminate inner parenthesis,
now combine like terms remembering to watch negative signs
I'M RIGHT HERE FORWARD
Incriminate, fall down, hide soft; inner terminated.
Om!!!Om!!!OM!!!!
BE CAREFUL WITH POLYNOMIAL COLORS...
Colors...
THERE CAN NEVER BE AN ANSWER
we can never factor OM

And I know you've found your pain...
And it's the last thing you'll ever do
...And you've only got YOU to thank!!!

...OOO I control an awkward soul...
In my time...
And then I'm automatic, automatically GOD

FIGHT!
FIGHT!
FIGHT!
FIGHT!
FUCKING FIGHT!!!
FIGHT!!!!
FIGHT!!!!
FIGHT!!!!
FUCKING FIGHT!!!


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Skeksis song meanings
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    General CommentIn case you were wondering SKEKSIS are the dark race from Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. By the end of the movie as the planets are aligned the Dark Crystal is repaired and the evil Skeksis and peaceful Mystics are reunited to their former selves -- the Urskeks. And there is once again balance to the universe.

    Much like an equation being solved... hmmm.
    TsolPhigheron January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits probobly just me... but this song pretty much sums up my a lot of my experiences during bad trips... but that i mean TRIPPING ON HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS... i enjoy my bad trips and find them to be the most inciteful... but to those who have tripped and to those that have had a bad trip... keep it in mind while listening to this song and reading the lyrics and see if you get where im coming from... im sure someone will.

    melting into eternity and coming to terms with it.
    everything relates to everything...
    everything is a metaphor for everything else...
    plexuson July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm.
    this song is fun.
    And uhm thanks for the whole meaning on dark crystals and such.
    StarCrossedTragedyon September 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you think about it. the formula presented in this song equals:

    Metal.

    metal. the music that 'controls' an awkward sole and 'draws' people into it.

    colour, relating to the numbers (mathimatical equations of music), thus relates to SOUND, sound made with influence of WAR and SEX, to create a FORM, which aplied to HEARING creates ALL GOD VIBRATION.

    the complexity of strapping in itself, is 'a multiverse in just one thing'.

    the skeksis reference is linked to the obvious sarcasm through imitation of people devin dislikes.

    this is where strappings comedy comes in. the skeksis are evil and misunderstanding fools, cretins, short haired and frail, and they're into math and science.

    the uhru (the good side) are good, peacefull, singing, long heared, instroment playing dudes that draw symbols everywhere...metalheads?
    kid-44on July 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first Strapping song I ever heard. I love it.

    I found the above explanation to be pretty interesting, but perhaps a stretch..I don't know though. Devin can write some crazy songs.
    manlyloveon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeriously, to me this sounds like a glimpse into the writing process of one of Dev's songs. Seems like he's trying to explain the lyrical tools he uses, while also explaining that he has to fight for every word. I also hear a couple of references to his bi-polar disorder, and how hard it can be for him to write but at the same time keeping an eye on his own health.
    Skajaquadaon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSynesthesia - a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

    Colors relate to numbers relate to SOUND
    ...relates to FORM relate to WAR relate to SEX
    relates to HEALING
    Relates to ALL GOD VI-BRA-TION!!!!
    syldudeon March 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe whole album makes a slightly forced impression from lyrics to its story of creation. The lyrics especially look like automatic writing. At least there's is still some great musicianship and Shine can easily be counted among the band's classic songs.
    Daeronon December 06, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation"I control an awkward soul
    And my lines
    Are automatic, automatically drawn"

    Here, I think of what it's like to be a child. Growing up, your 'lines' (morals/truths) are 'automatically drawn' (chosen for you).


    "Colors relate to numbers relate to SOUND
    ...relates to FORM relate to WAR relate to SEX
    relates to HEALING
    Relates to ALL GOD VI-BRA-TION!!!!"

    This also reminds me of the early stages of learning; discovering new things and trying to understand how the world works and interacts with itself.


    Also the Skeksis are the alien (oooh!) creatures in "The Dark Crystal." Their obsession is to prolong their lifespan, like the lyric "I'D LIKE TO THINK FOREVER... I WOULD NOT QUESTION WHY"

    So, in all, I think this song has a 'HOLY SHIT WHAT IS LIFE' sort of vibe. He doesn't know the answers, he just was thrown into the world without explanation. However, by the end, perhaps he realizes he can take on his own meaning, by the lyrics:
    "...OOO I control an awkward soul...
    In my time...
    And then I'm automatic, automatically GOD"
    aer0on March 04, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General Commentactually this song is a big maths equasion that nobody could solve for years upon years. then it got solved lol. he said this in terrorizer magazine when the album came out. the song info dump has something to do with the equasion too. i.e. the morse code
    Necrosis101on December 21, 2005   Link

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