There's so many colors without the dirty windows

Shades of purple mainly, but clarity and sharpness too while

The mountains slip through
Herds of elk to return to the plains.
Plainly sky shades blue endlessly
Mountains they plane towards sky, endlessly
Plains parallel sky,

and illusory appear to meet
Illusory at points horize, but
no point exists

Sun rise, sun set
Sun ever set and rise to reach

Sun, a chemical reacting ahead above then gone behind, and thus are days and time and our movement/spaces are defined. We finish in the dark

Mountains plane towards sky behind
Plainly plains sky out ahead,
And trees disappear to us with sun,
That chemical mountain chaser.


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    General Commentwwtdd, you sound like you got it right.

    There's So Many Colours


    Many songs by akron/family seems to revolve around the idea that the natural state of humans has been lost and must be regained, not necessarily in society but in the individual.

    "The mountains slip through
    Herds of elk to return to the plains.
    Plainly sky shades blue endlessly
    Mountains they plane towards sky, endlessly
    Plains parallel sky,

    and illusory appear to meet
    Illusory at points horize, but
    no point exists"


    I think this is a poetic description of the state of humanity in its natural state, both in practical terms, like the hunter-gatherer means of existence, but also, the second verse to me describes the psyche of one who exists in this state. That is one who's conception of the universe and existence is open and receptive to infinity, which I feel results in the only pure form of existing. I know this is making me sound like quite the hippie, but that's what these guys do to you. Think of what happens when you bring the assumption that science can explain everything to your construct of reality, everything becomes very limited and parcelized and abstracted beyond anyform of recognition by the human experience. We humans cannot experience a chemical reaction directly, the phenomonology of our existence prevents us from this, we can only think of what chemical reactions are in abstract terms, thus removing ourselves (atleast to an extent) from the actual experience of those reactions, be it taste sense, or whatever.

    "Sun rise, sun set
    Sun ever set and rise to reach"
    I think this line signifies the fact that although we may assume we understand things our ultimate questions have remained unanswered by science and all other tools we use search for answers. The universe continues to exists, sunrise and sunset, on and on, and we have no more of a true understanding of it than we did when we were without technology and science.
    "Sun, a chemical reacting ahead above then gone behind, and thus are days and time and our movement/spaces are defined. We finish in the dark"
    I think this line is talking about how we create and discover explainations for our questions, but they are only partial answers to an ultimate question, a question seemingly has no answer and distracts us from a state of pure existence (ie. enlightenment).
    "Mountains plane towards sky behind
    Plains plainly sky out ahead,
    And trees disappear to us with sun,
    That chemical mountain chaser."
    I think this may be about how the possibility of pure existence or enlightenment is still available to us if we are able to disentangle ourselves from our questions and assumptions about existence and instead just exist in the moment, ie. experience the full phenomenology of existence...

    Like usual, an amazing song, both musically, lyrically and poetically.
    timbo227on May 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about tripping on LSD in the mountains.
    ahhfreshon July 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a kind of enlightenment or learning something. atleast i think so.

    also, this may be because im pretty high but in the first verses do you think he's talking about the way we explanied things before science then the softer verse is science being introduced. and the last is both of them together. Actually I dont know.
    I dont know.


    This song is so good,
    wwtddon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat's actually a pretty cool guess, but I don't really see the last verse saying that...
    Havenspearon May 05, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song isnt about anything. i dont know. no song is about anything. but each song is whatever it is that bounds into these vacuous brains when we hear it.

    this song, indeed akron family itself, shifted my life, shifted the way my thoughts thought - the way my thoughts created more thoughts.

    to me this song is bliss, it is simplicity and sadness, it is ephemeral and frantic. its a life - birth love death and forever in 8 minutes. its a universe in and of itself. it makes me feel like a tornado and then as a boy sitting on a cliff watching the sun set and the clouds move and the time flow like a quiet magic. some magic that science music words and art are nets to never conquer but always sift.

    <3 akron and a shout out to ryan vanderhoof whose been claimed by some peace of mind.
    crzyindianbroon February 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentW:O:W
    kayak10on March 04, 2015   Link

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