"Artificial Light" as written by and Robert E. Jr. Pollard....
No one defies artificial light.
Simultaneous sitting 'til you atrophy
Maybe you try to be pretty instead of kind
Why is this technology an anathema to me?
If I could just breath it out
I could always breathe back in

I'll cut all your wires
I never cared
Cut all your wires
What can be there? It's dead.
And all the invisible arcs
Are caught in my head
And the invisible arcs
Are caught in my head


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"Artificial Light" as written by Robert E. Jr. Pollard

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    General CommentThis song is skiptutalitastic.
    tsucolon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome.
    NJBoundon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti wish i believed that breathing in was that easy...i am not convinced that the air will be waiting when i need it back.
    lvdvon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfirst time ive ever heard a rainer maria song, i like it a lot, beautiful
    TEXticle2on March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti saw this song live in tallahassee. it was one of the best performances i have ever seen.
    fish eat steelon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love her voice.
    brightestfireflyon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song mean? i cant pinpoint it. what is the technology thats cursing her? what person is she cutting ties with and why? i cant figure this one out.

    this song is also missing the second verse where the "maybe you try..." portion is replaced with... "maybe you try to witty instead of bright"
    ohpioneeron January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti hope i never witness someone saying "skiptutalitastic" again
    paintsyourmirroron May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of online relationships or something and how they don't really mean anything. of course i don't know if that's what it was written about.
    redandbluejeanson August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how people are replacing humanity with materialism and technology in our increasingly individually insular worlds. your car doesn't defy you, TV doesn't defy you, you're computer doesn't defy you, your gaming console doesn't defy you, your cellphhone doesn't defy you and people defy those devices less and less (preferring them over people). People are replacing people and the necessary real interactions and connections that come with them, good and bad, with technology

    rainer maria = burning, brilliant light
    emsquaredon January 27, 2009   Link

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