"New Alphabet" as written by Mark O. Everett, Kelley Logsdon and Jeffrey Scott Lyster....
You know what?
I'm in a good mood today
Well I'm so happy
It's not yesterday
Man it was brutal
With glad use of tissues
I guess you could say
That I had issues

But it's looking good
I've dug my way out
I'm changing up
What the story's about

When the world stops making sense
Just taking what you can get
When the people on the street
Start looking like silhouettes
When the words just sound like noise
I need a new alphabet
When the world stops making sense
I make a new alphabet

Small thinking people
With their small thinking ways
I don't have time
To hear what they say
This is my world
I'm staking my claim
Thanks for the invite
No thanks just the same

It's looking good now
Full speed ahead
I'll live today
Like tomorrow I'm dead

When the world stops making sense
Just taking what you can get
When the people on the street
Start looking like silhouettes
When the words just sound like noise
I need a new alphabet
When the world stops making sense
I make a new alphabet

I see, everything
Is crystal clear
It's here

You know what?
I'm in a good mood today
Well I'm so happy
It's not yesterday
Man it was brutal
But it's all in the past
It's good to know it don't have to last

When the world stops making sense
Just taking what you can get
When the people on the street
Start looking like silhouettes
When the words just sound like noise
I need a new alphabet
When the world stops making sense
I make a new alphabet


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"New Alphabet" as written by Kelley Logsdon Jeffrey Scott Lyster

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentAwesome song! Can't wait until full album release!
    Kermit14on December 17, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationAlso should have said song is clearly about getting over depression.

    First verse characterises this. I'm in a good mood today, I'm glad it's not yesterday (the past has gone)

    Vereses are pretty self explanatory, so is the chorus really.


    When the world stops making sense
    Just taking what you can get - Fed up of what he's given
    When the people on the street
    Start looking like silhouettes - Depressed/Looking down at his feet, silhouettes - shadows
    When the words just sound like noise - Constant drone of every day life
    I need a new alphabet - Reinvent himself
    When the world stops making sense - Repeated meaning of previous two.
    I make a new alphabet
    Kermit14on December 19, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI believe this song was inspired somewhat by the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, which was developed by E's father, Hugh Everett III. If you've seen the BBC documentary "Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives," which is available on Vimeo, then you are familiar with this story.

    The elder Everett developed the theory because he thought that the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics did not make sense ("When the world stops making sense . . .") . He wrote a lengthy dissertation backed up by the kind of math that physicists use, which is incomprehensible to a lay person. As E said at one point, "It's like a completely different alphabet." That is, to make sense of the world, the elder Everett needed a new alphabet.

    Through the making of the film, E learned about the universe and about his father. At several points he was genuinely shocked with how much more he understood. The point, I think, is that sometimes the world is so strange and so complicated that we cannot explain it with our common sense, our experiences, or our language, and you cannot come to terms with it unless you make your own alphabet.
    patashelon April 16, 2013   Link

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