You and me are molded by things
Well beyond our acknowledgment

You and me are shaped by some things
Well beyond our acknowledgment

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    It's easy to see how Stereolab got tagged as communists from the lyrics on Emperor Tomato Ketchup. This is the general Marxist view, that historical forces are more prominent than individuals in dertmining what happens. I tend to agree.
    DevastatorJr.on January 22, 2007   Link
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    There's no way this song isn't about higher forces of creation (although of course not a monotheistic God or anything like that)
    ianzon September 13, 2008   Link
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    @DevastatorJr. I'm glad you see the Marxism here. I tend to think of the 'things' that are doing the shaping are cosmological forces which we have no fucking clue what kind of a deterministic universe we might be living in.
    juvenescence9on March 18, 2013   Link
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    I felt like this song was about the unknown forces we have in government (like the ones who really control things rather than the public figures) and how we can be so unaware of it all, since only a few at the top can look down and see the whole picture, the path we are all on due to these powerful, hidden people behind the scenes who control what sort of society/environment/system we live in. But I like the ambiguity of the lyrics. Like other people have mentioned, it could also be about determinism/cosmological forces
    PairOFishon January 07, 2015   Link
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    this is where animal collective got their name
    twocenton September 16, 2012   Link

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