It's just a little less
(Ah, sorry, sorry, let me do that again)
It's just a lot like you're pushing too hard
It's just a little less
You compensate enough for your lack of, your lack...
(You gonna let me try that again?)
Your stamina plays tricks on us
It's no measure of adoration
Maybe I'm just not ready, everything in me feels...
Maybe I'm just not ready, we're here to wish you...
(Ah, sorry about that)

[foreign opera singer sings]
(You can justify just about anything)

It's just a little less
You compensate enough for your lack of, your lack...
Your stamina plays tricks on us
It's no measure of adoration
Maybe I'm just not ready, everything in me feels...
Maybe I'm just not ready, we're here to wish you...


Lyrics submitted by kris10xx

Stockhausen, es ist Ihr Gehirn, das ich suche song meanings
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    General CommentI just got this CD today, and have listened to it a numerous amount of times already. It's a great album, but as evident, the interpretation of it all seems out of touch and vague. However, upon looking at this page, reading the translation of the title and researching the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, the point becomes evident; this album is artwork, a painting. The interpretation is individual on a sense that Stockhausen developed (or in the very least tapped into). As also described in the last song "There Can Be No Dispute That Monsters Live Among Us," the view of music is (to quote directly) "far too narrow." People see music as a solfege or lines and spaces or whole notes with the intention of the syllable sung with said note being a vowel. This, however, is not the true intent of music portrayed in nature's broad spectrum; the sounds we hear everyday, the patterns of someone's footsteps, the patter of rain on a metallic surface, the sound of wind rustling through leaves all posess a mustical tone. Stockhausen understood this, as evident in his various operatic pieces. (Taken from Wikipedia)-"In [Stockhausen's opera] Zyklus for example, the score is written so that the performance can start on any page, and it may be read upside down, or from right to left, or not, as the performer chooses." "Lover, the Lord Has Left Us" is exactly like a Stockenhausen piece. What one person with a somewhat limited or less open concept of music hears as mere clicks and whistles is exactly what another person hears as a masterpiece. Thusly, the artists interpret their selections differently. The listener in turn interprets it differently. I've read and heard various reviews shunning this album on the mere fact that it sounds nothing like the former album. Appreciate it for what it is rather than compare it to another disc. A van Gogh work is rarely held up to a Picasso work and criticized for being nothing alike. Both are forms of art; so are both TSOAF albums. Why should they be treated differently than say, a painting?

    Too much emphasis is put on strict convention when it comes to musical works. Much like Stockenhausen, The Sound of Animals Fighting are attempting to break away from this convention. Much like Stockenhausen, it is a bold and controversial move. However both embody the wish to destroy convention and establish music for what it truly is; art, free to interpretation to all. You may interpret this album as garbage; an unbiased listen is deserved before this final conclusion is made. Hold no standards of convention, and you might see this album as the beautiful work of art that I do.
    angelofsilenceson May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song may be about musical artists these days that dont actually have any talent... they just record until they get somthing catchy... hence, "(Ah, sorry, sorry, let me do that again)" and "You compensate enough for your lack of, your lack... (You gonna let me try that again?)"
    pmiller14691on December 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is off their new cd "Lover, the Lord has Left Us..." but it's not out until May 30th. I really have no clue what this song is about. I translated the title in an online translator so the literal meanings is "Stick-lives, is your brain, which I look for" which I also have no clue what it means.

    You can hear this song at myspace.com/…
    that's where I found it, or you can just wait til May 30th!!
    I have a feeling this album is going to be really good.
    kris10xxon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsupposedly the version that leaked with the album is a rough copy...i dont know how much they're actually going to change...heres wat they wrote on the journal section of their website

    02-May-2006

    People that think they have the album, really don't. It is not the version being released on May 30th. I hope people realize this and show their support for our music in stores on May 30.

    as for the album...its really good and fun as hell to zone out to...but it lacks any songs like those on tiger...hope the final version offers a little more
    dirk_lanceon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthave you heard this whole leaked album? because i've only heard this song and skullflower but i was just curious if you have what it sounds like.
    kris10xxon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRegarding the title,
    Stockhausen, i think is actually refering to the controversial german compositor of the same name, while "es ist Ihr Gehirn, das ich suche"
    could be translated: "is your brain(head), which I look for".
    saocoreon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentemotionalpunk.com/mp3/…

    that's a link to a podcast (for lack of a better word) but it's basically an interview with the nightingale and clips from lover...
    (it took a little while to load for me so be patient)

    he said something like all the song titles "all share something in common"... hmm i wonder what it could be.
    kris10xxon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment“Stockhausen, it is your mind we are searching for"


    i'm pretty sure that's what the title means. i found it online
    kris10xxon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis must be the one they used the kitchen utensils in.
    JozifGon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"angelofsilences", I couldn't help but agree more. This song makes me shiver, the voice, the way it's put together, the lyrics, everything. It's amazing, it's unique, it's a masterpeice, and brilliant
    KillerCerealxon June 11, 2006   Link

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