Blood, the Sun & Water
Nausea surrounds every thought of Antoine.
When he's all alone he always feels that way.
That way.
& my world is the best in all of the world.
But I wonder, is it true to me?

Oomba-da-da da-da oomba-da-da da-da

I believe in blood
I believe in water
I believe in the sun
They believe in me
I believe in gravity
I believe in progress
I believe in things that I can't see

Minds can't even comprehend the distance from our fire to the next
Billions on billions, the sky is adorned
There must be more things that die and get born
& I believe in

Oomba-da-da da-da oomba-da-da da-da

Blood + sun = you
Flesh and nails
...hammers to
Webs of light that connect
Big open spaces, they don't forget
Minds can't even comprehend the distance from our fire to the next
& billions on billions, the sky is adorned
There must be more things that die and get born
& I believe in them


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    General CommentBlood, the Sun, & Water = red, yellow, and blue = album title. Funny that I didn't notice that until reading the lyrics. This song, like most Born Ruffians songs, seems ripe with meaning. I wonder, who is Antoine? Maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe they just like that name, and they needed a random earth-citizen to be getting dizzy thinking about his planet. I think Antoine is nauseous because he is alone with his thoughts, and is thinking too hard about the complexities of existence. THAT might be reading into it a little too much though, you tell me.
    I love the next line (and I know, this is only the FIRST stanza!) "my world, it's the best in all of the world/but i wonder, is it true to me?" I THINk, the idea there is that although we create a world around us that we think others will appreciate and find interesting, awesome, or whatever, it may not be totally true to ourselves. That too, might be me being stupidly deep. Also, the happy- light hearted "oombiadia oombiadia" that comes next kind of discredits my theory, as the narrator doesn't seem all that concerned, and beings detailing a solid little manifesto. He is very sure of himself, and so seems to know that his world IS in fact true to him.
    They next go back into the insanity of the universe' broadness: "minds can't even comprehend," etc. The next bit I need help with though. Maybe the "oombiadia" parts are a thinking sound, I'm not sure. Also, the last stanza I have trouble not taking very literally. Maybe it is super straightforward. Details of how it is all made: "blood + sun = you/ flesh and nails, hammers too" that's the ingredients, tools, and results. Like I said, of that I'm unsure, but I super love this song, and I hope someone else comments a mini essay like this to tell me what I've missed :)
    rainiacon June 27, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningSO I basically just had an epiphany about this song in the car and I screamed out loud because holy hell Luke Lalonde is an amazing songwriter.

    But yeah I'm pretty sure "Antoine" is referring to the character Antoine Roquentin from the book Nausea by Sartre? It's a really famous book about existentialism, and yeah it just makes sense, because of the context of the story and how it plays into the song
    sosuccexyon March 24, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI had read somewhere that Luke, the lead singer, had gotten the name "Antoine" from a book. However, I can't remember if this is accurate information or what book it's from.. :/ I think the whole "my world is the best in all the world/but is it true to me" could be some sort of propaganda type thing. For instance, some countries or lifestyles or any sort of organized groups are deemed the best by the members of them, every organized group of people always considers themselves to be superior but sometimes the people who are affiliated aforementioned groups although being told that it's the best sometimes don't believe it? maybe the speaker is beginning to question what his world has taught him. I think that is what the whole creed type stanza is about. the speaker is reciting what he believes. the speaker believes in blood, sun , and the water. the correlation to the red, yellow, and blue of the previous album is apparent, but what does it mean exactly. I think it's the recipe for life. blood, obviously. sun could be energy of all its forms and water the essential element. I think the part about "I believe in things that I can't see" that could be interpreted as a higher power, but I see as more of believing in abstract ideas like Hedonism or something like that. the chorus I think is just reinstating the fact the people don't know everything and that everyone is equal because of the fact that there is billions and billions of lives out there. just my guess. I don't claim to be right by any means. :?
    ruffianangelinaon August 07, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningSO I basically just had an epiphany about this song in the car and I screamed out loud because holy hell Luke Lalonde is an amazing songwriter.

    But yeah I'm pretty sure "Antoine" is referring to the character Antoine Roquentin from the book Nausea by Sartre? It's a really famous book about existentialism, and yeah it just makes sense, because of the context of the story and how it plays into the song
    sosuccexyon March 24, 2013   Link

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