"Basement" as written by Richard Lawrence Juzwick, Aaron Vincent Nordstrom, Brian Steele Medina, Alessandro Paveri and Michael James Salerno....
Color-coded blasphemy
This really strange anatomy
Is this really my life?
Something isn't right
The ambiguity
This whole damn conspiracy
Playing out in my head
Something isn't right

I never wanted this
I never asked for it
But this is what you gave me
I never wanted this
I never asked for it

Stranger than a massacre
This homicidal afterbirth
I am not a stranger
To living with the anger
I don't need a miracle
I just need a place to go
Send me to the angels
And tell god I said goodbye

I never wanted this
I never asked for it
But this is what you gave me
I never wanted this
I never asked for it
But this is what you gave me

I could care less about the world sometimes
A certain inspiration takes me to the afterlife
I'll see you on the other side

Nothing ever takes away the shit that I see every day
With total inconsistencies, so fuck the whole conspiracy
So long. I'm fucking gone!

I never wanted this
I never asked for it
But this is what you gave me
I never wanted this
I never asked for it
But this is what you gave me
Why would you forsake me?


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"Basement" as written by Alessandro Paveri Aaron Vincent Nordstrom

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    My InterpretationThis is such an good anthem. Aaron's vocals just rock.

    When this album first came out, SiriusXM Octane did an Unplugged series with Gemini Syndrome, and Aaron spoke about this song before playing an acoustic version. He said it was written out of his struggle for being born albino. [Color-coded blasphemy.] The pain was so consuming and confusing that it took him to such dark places filled with self-loathing.

    That being said, the song as a whole is about being angry about aspects of yourself that you don't like, or perhaps hate, but cannot change. It's a manifestation of self-hatred, even if you know you should be accepting of those things and giving yourself your own type of forgiveness. He is very clearly expressing that vehement anger with a god, but you can interpret that god as many different things.

    He seems to be screaming, why has life handed me these cards? I didn't want any of this.
    idealisticaon September 10, 2015   Link

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