Open up this cupboard and you'll find a bone of everyone inside,
breathe life into articles and breathe in particles before our time,
an apple in our vision is the object on the supple tip of boughs,
but remember that the apple is the wood and the wood becomes the substance for the plough,
just as the polished shiny tooth is cradled in the softest fleshy gum,
remember that the product's not assembled like an architect that builds a house,
and the apple never got attached,
and therefore didn't get detached.


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    General CommentThese lyrics are brilliant.
    enjoyyourrootson October 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBibio is incredible. I've never heard a catchier song with such deep lyrics!

    I interpret a sentiment of infinite oneness, that we are all part of one eternal cycle. Trees are broken down to create plows, which in turn sow more trees. We breathe in "particles" (air, water, dust, etc.) so that we may breathe out "articles" (words, thoughts, etc.) Furthermore, our divisive minds see the apple as the prize of an apple tree. It is not an attached fixture of the tree, but rather another part of the tree's overall growth. And since the tree never "gained" an apple it can never "lose" one. Truly beautiful poetry...and so applicable to life!

    "and the apple never got attached,
    and therefore didn't get detached"
    lunarshoeson December 27, 2010   Link

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