"Myths and Photographs" as written by and David Mcpherson....
1, 2, 3, 4

There are still shards in the road, shackled wooden windows
The hero in the cell, he doesn't look too well
A cardio love-send, a face down in the dirt, makeshift, I don't
I don't obey, I don't follow you, or anyone else for that matter

You don't understand, 'cause you are not a strong man
It doesn't mean a thing
I don't need your help, I got this far all by myself
And I've given everything

Myths and photographs
Myths and photographs

Oh purple skies and red clouds, buttercups and fire
The chalice from which you drink, it doesn't help you think
I recon so, I know so, a taste, now 24, lost sleep, gone
Ethereal, an astronauts mentality, self-righteous vitality

You don't understand, 'cause you are not a strong man
It doesn't mean a thing
I don't need your help, I got this far all by myself a
And I've given everything

Myths and photographs
Myths and photographs

And now I know why I had so much doubt in myself
You pick me up and dust me off and put me back on the shelf
Your about as hopeful as a cyanide pill
It's always pretty scary when your not quite at the
Top of the hill
Take a cheap shot 'cause I don't give a shit
This band of brothers capsizes and rolls round
With it
Reclaiming the shadows that we cast
Kick-start this beast real fast

You don't understand, 'cause you are not a strong man
It doesn't mean I think
I don't need your help, I got this far all by myself
And I've given everything
I've got nothing to say, you never knew me anyway
You are a treachery to yourself
Listen closely to this, the point you will still miss
You'll think about how it affects you


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"Myths & Photographs" as written by David Mcpherson

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    General Comment;
    my my. First song i heard off the album and it blew me away. As far as the meaning goes, i think its quite self explanitory. Be nice to know where the inspiration came from though. :) x
    Fairy_Of_Iceon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentQuite self explanitory? I don't see that all. Go on? :]
    stimpaliciouson January 18, 2008   Link
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    General Comment;
    well to me, Dave's obviously got jiff with this man. Its really just an awesome 'screw you, i dont need you anyway' kinda song. Obviously done beautifully using imagery to convey Dave's sense of anger and independence =] i mean there are plenty of different situations that can be linked to why it was written of course, but there's no need [for me] to go into that much detail. I prefer to apply it as much as possible to my life and just enjoy Dave's talent.
    :] x
    Fairy_Of_Iceon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment;
    well to me, Dave's obviously got jiff with this man. Its really just an awesome 'screw you, i dont need you anyway' kinda song. Obviously done beautifully using imagery to convey Dave's sense of anger and independence =] i mean there are plenty of different situations that can be linked to why it was written of course, but there's no need [for me] to go into that much detail. I prefer to apply it as much as possible to my life and just enjoy Dave's talent.
    :] x
    Fairy_Of_Iceon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a bit more than a "jiff" with a guy. Given the title it seems that an old and close friend to Dave has turned his back on him and a group of friends because he wasn't getting enough attention or something similar, or maybe he just prentended to be who he was to be with them, hence "Myths and Photographs" where things between them were always false.

    With the second and third verse as well I think shows Dave's anger at this person trying to be top of the group. The second being this person abusing drink and possibly drugs to look cool, and this obviously angering Dave given his own demons.

    The third saying how this person treated Dave as disposable, as well as attempting to turn his friends against him.

    The ending seems as if this person tried to befriend Dave again, and it's just a "f*ck off" in a few more words =].

    But that's also personal experience so you see what you want to see maybe? I don't know.

    InMe = godliness.
    foldedpaperfigureson October 22, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think all the above interpretations are spot on. I think the person is possibly his Dad or something. I can't really say why, it's just a vibe I get.
    Ollievariumon November 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about the media, particularly the music press. Myths being the article thats written and photographs being the picture that usually acompanys such an article. He says 'your not a strong man' because the media follow whatever is cool at the time rather than thinking for themselves. 'take a cheap shot I dont give a shit' refers to how media always are putting people down and this 'band of brothers' is obviosly a reference to InMe, who for this album literally had brothers in it and its defiance about it cos they 'roll round with it'. Finally what makes it seem more about the media than a particular person he has 'jiff' with is that he says 'you never knew me anyway' like how can you even comment on me!
    organisedchaoson July 29, 2010   Link

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