"Clarity" as written by and Luke Hoskin Cam Mclellan....
Without a word uttered
A comparison is drawn.
A distant future, a cluttered past
Amid the stars.
Vague and persistent,
Thought lacking consistency.
Unwilling victim of farce.
The loudest voices scream uninspired.
Their numbers vast, their spirits drowned.
Quiet choices sing against the choir
The majority is almost never wrong...
Never wrong... Ever... Never wrong.

A laughable assertion
That there might be some connection
Adorn the walls with mirrors and misdirection,
Or let it go
Or let it go
Or let it go
Or let it go

No common thread,
No ties that bind.
Just grasping and clawing to keep in mind.
Historical analysis
They play us every vote,
But what contributes more to the whole?

Like a saucer ship
Let's separate and shuffle off this conflict.
My armament will suffocate,
And leave you feeling useless.

We are your beginning
And we will be your end.
Affluence permitting, a mutual annihilation.

A laughable assertion
That there might be some connection
Adorn the walls with mirrors and misdirection,
Or let it go
Or let it go
Or let it go
Or let it go

Discussion moves
Our guilt men tended
Aggressive mutes
Stumbling defended
Fiction versus fantasy where factoring's unclear
How you protect both franchises
That's all that anyone cares

We are your beginning
And we will be your end.
Affluence permitting, a mutual annihilation.

I don't care who shot first
Or for the song and dance you've rehearsed. (Mutual annihilation)
I don't care who shot first,
Or for the song and dance you've rehearsed.

The maps are divided
And each I've traversed.
Alignment influx for better or worse.
Is the drain finally swirling
Or are we swirling the drain?
The drought is relieved with acid rain.

This drought is relieved with acid rain.
This drought is relieved with acid rain.
This drought is relieved with acid rain.

(We are) We are your beginning (and the end)
And we will be your end (We will bring your end)
We are your beginning (Your beginning)
And we will be your end (We will bring your end)

Affluence permitting, a mutual annihilation


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"Clarity" as written by Cameron Mclellan Arif Mirabodlbaghi

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  • +6
    My InterpretationOf course, I also think the obvious interpretation is the song being about the two better known and loved sci-fi franchises, but if we search for a deeper meaning we can see the conflict in the song and video as a political allegory: we are forced to choose (quietly, because a vote is not really a full fledged opinion, just a choice between well established and hardly changing options) between a couple alternatives (political parties) that are not so different ("a fiction versus fantasy") but keep an artificial conflict in order to catch the majority of voters, a mainly sterile fight made evident in the political campaigns ("Affluence permitting a mutual annihilation") that results in the "never wrong" majority of people assuming free democracy is the choice between that two or three alternatives ("How you protect both franchises, that's all that anyone cares")
    The chanting "We are your beginning and we will be your end" summons a fantasy of popular insurrection against established political order, but ends up being drowned by the final line, an utterance of triumph by the capitalist democracy.
    Anyway, the song seems to invoke critical thinking as a tool against the dumbing down of established franchises and their increasing distance and misguiding of the people they were designed to please (fans or voters)
    MarvinLapsuson November 09, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI reckon this is about the Star Wars vs Star Trek franchise battle and how both are being dumbed down by hollywood/disney.
    Chrissalixon October 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe Star Trek vs. Star Wars is simply a metaphor used excellently might I add by this band. Though they leave all songs open for multiple interpretations I think this one has more to do with government vs. religion. Btw some of these lyrics are off. "Fiction vs. Fantasy
    one fact remains unclear
    That You pretend both franchises
    stand solely on one tier" saying either way you look at it one side is fiction, meaning a made up story. Versus fantasy, they are 2 sides of the same coin, one government and the other religion. which leads us to the meaning of the song "affluence permitting a mutual annihilation" meaning money being Endless in both parties will lead them to mutual annihilation. Absolutely genius my favorite band of this genre. So many lyrics make it obvious this is deeper then Star Wars vs start trek just got to dig a lil bit, it's a great metaphor and shows our boys are sitting back trolololololing. Definitely my favorite album from them.
    Nickful10on November 19, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf ever there was a question about if Clarity is about Star Trek vs Star Wars, I redirect you to the music video Protest put out for this song.

    youtu.be/…

    Enjoy yourself.
    Mathos22on October 24, 2013   Link

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