"Ready To Lose" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson and Olof Bjorn Dreijer....
Thinking about a mouth that waters
Thinking about losing

Sucking the marrow feeding a pain
Facing a consequence

The blood
The mine
The yours
Combined
Blood control
A hazy line
Rearranging
Of desires

Ready, ready to lose a privilege
Ready, ready to lose a privilege

Dysfunctional culture
Spin me away
Preserving a blood line

Fear of suffering fear of loss
Sucked in your birthrights

The blood
The mine
The yours
Combined
Blood control
A hazy line
Rearranging
Of desires

Ready, ready to lose a privilege
An ongoing habit
A transfer of possessions
Ready, ready to lose a privilege
A final sequence
An end to succession


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"Ready to Lose" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson, Olof Bjorn Dreijer

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    Song MeaningPretty sure the song is about having children, or actually not having children. Losing the privilege of being a parent.
    kalo100001on May 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentLoosing a privilege means that you no longer take advantage of the privileges you were born with. For example, as a man, not sitting with your legs really far apart on the subway taking a lot of space. It's something that women aren't expected to do but men are privileged to do it. A man may feel that he doesn't want to take advantage of his sex when women cant int that situation. Then he can choose not to sit like that. This can be applied to lot more serious situations too.
    iavnon June 19, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe this song strikes at the necessity to consider the commonly obscured consequences wrought by industrial capitalism at the reigns of a materialistic & short-sighted, insidious culture. The Western world (the 1% elite) continues to binge and waste while "mouths water" around the world in hunger and suffering.

    It stems in a concept of private ownership instantiated in the seizure of the wealth of the land and nature of the American continents and the entire planet. Prior to Industrialization, Native Americans understood the land to be a public good, for the benefit of all, to be lived with, not owned. As it is parceled now, corporations and profit-motivated governments distribute wealth and goods without any thought for the common well-being.

    At the end of a great chain of the succession of ownerships, our culture can't imagine an alternative. Those born rich believe they deserve their inheritance, and those born poor often believe the same. This song labels the only way out as "losing". This can be seen as an inevitable consequence of continuing environmental and social degradation (apocalypse), or it can also be seen as an opportunity for new growth. If we admit that we lost the original game we set up for ourselves (to conquer the planet), can we start a new game with stronger ideals of interdependent communities and equality? Ultimately, we must subsist in a more humble economy...
    JZBoltonon April 25, 2014   Link

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