Was it the movie or the making of Fitzcarraldo where someone learned to love
again? �I can�t remember� is not the same as �I don�t know,� virgin with a
memory.
Was it the movie or the making of Fitzcarraldo where your mother decided to
fashion herself after the sad deity we left on the shelf.
She wanted blood, all she got was sacrifice.
She wanted blood, all she got was sacrifice.
She wanted blood, all she got was sacrifice.
Virgin without a memory, now is your chance to be free of all those favorite
bands you ditched for one that�s grander: No Use For A Name to the Make-up
- it�s all the same.
The singer not the song, no!
The singer not the song, no!
The singer not the song, no!
Formative years - wasted. In love with our peers - we tasted life with the
stars. Anticlimactic as Mars was, still�
A red earth with no way of knowing this silver colossus exists just to be
growing.
A red earth with no way of knowing this silver colossus exists just to be
growing�
Was it the movie or the making of Fitzcarraldo where someone learned to
love again?
Where someone learned to love again�
Where someone learned to love again�


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    General CommentThe first line is referencing the 1982 movie Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog. The obsessive will needed to create the film is known to match the character in the film's own obsessive will. (Similar to Coppola and Apocalypse Now). The making of the film and the film are very similar! The reference is fleeting, obscure and does not have an obvious and concrete connection to the piece. This, like many of Bejar's allusions, seem to give the song a feeling more than anything else. The first line of the song, along with every other line, is dense enough to be it's own artwork so his songs feel like accumulations of already complete wholes. One could probably construct an intricate cosmology by connecting these lines but it won't be anything more than a particular instantiation of the general idea of the piece. Reviews of art should be looking directly at the general idea! Viewings of art should be trying to contact this general idea!
    memoryburn7on August 22, 2011   Link

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