"Melt" as written by and David Wyndorf....
Wakin' up, I watch another sun go down
Another day spent underground
In my world of pills
And I was thinkin' how the world should have cried
On the day Jack Kirby died
I wonder if I'm ill
I'll never trust myself again
But I don't care
Just set that plastic soul on fire
And watch it melt

Life is good, a rocket sled utopia
A self imposed myopia
You gotta love this pace
Life is fast, a million winners everyday
You tell me, is this work or play
I'm never really sure
I'll never trust myself again
But I don't care
Well just set that plastic soul on fire
And watch it melt

Well I'm alive, now you watch me go
A tickle inside my brain
Where it comes from I don't know
But I'm laughin' in the flames
It's just the look in your eyes
I feel like I can fly
And then sometimes I dig it so much, I could die

I'll never make no mortal place
'Cause I don't care
Just set that plastic world on fire
And watch it melt

Well I'm alive, now you watch me go
A tickle inside my brain
Where it comes from I don't know
But I'm laughin' in the flames
It's just the look in your eyes
I feel like I can fly
And then sometimes I dig it so much, I could die


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"Melt" as written by David Wyndorf

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    General Commentdrugs
    King Nothingon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat just about wraps up any monster magnet song. what else might it be about?
    shamandownon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJack Kirby is considered the father of modern comic art.
    Dave Wyndorf is a big comic fan and some of his songs are inspired by comics he enjoys. Not that this is about any comic I can tell but It all doesn't have to be about drugs does it?
    Suicida42on December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a misanthropic view of the modern, plastic, synthetic world and a comment on the crass consumerist culture that we live in.

    "I'll never make no more complaints
    'Cause I don't care.
    Just set that plastic world on fire
    And watch it melt".

    The fact that the world would melt rather than burn is the pivotal line. We live a manufactured, polystyrene world, where nothing is genuine. This "rocket sled utopia" that we live in is viewed by the narrator as a "self-imposed myopia" - a shortsightedness (an ignorance), as if we are blinded by own greed and cheap thrills. The idea of watching it get destroyed delights the narrator and imagines himself "dancing in the flames".

    The line about Jack Kirby is Wyndorf's way of mourning a better, more innocent time. Kirby was an artist in the Golden Age of comics. The world should be more appreciative of that era, of that more innocent time, and specifically the artistic talent and integrity of Kirby's genius.
    lazaruspiton November 30, 2011   Link

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