If someone grew up in a cubicle as Plato once suggested
They would only know the cubicle and not the world outside it
And they wouldn't view the cubicle as something geometric
We only know it's a cubicle because we live outside it

Now the one inside the cubicle can't comprehend his measurements
'Cause measurements are models made up for and by observers
Relative to their position on the outside of the cubicle
They understand objectively so they can study further

If I grew up in a cubicle the walls are limit my universe
I have no knowledge of the entirety like the outsiders do
If you follow what I say and can swallow the powerdered water
Close your eyes and open your minds, this one's for you

And the brain equals a cubicle we'll never think outside it
Now inside wanna try to tie a diagram to modify them
I'm a man as a hybrid of a body of a pirate
Of a soul that can fly without control

Realizing the brain takes in six billion signals per second

And most which of hidden and not given to the senses
Whether to do a few futile primitive tools to perception
livin in a universal pool of first hand deception

The mind's job is to recieve the signals
And block the ones out that don't coincide with imprinted symbols
That way the information you obtained is recognized
Reality is thinkable and comparable to space and time

It makes a map of the territory that gives us the gives us
The topic of the Copenhagen interpretation of modern quantum
Physics which states we dont know the meal
We only know the menu that our brains tell us is real

We dont know the rules of our heads
From inside these cubicles we cant see the truth
No one really knows exactly what happens when we think
Therefore we can never really ever know anything

This is the consciousness revolution
You got the right to think
Don't think about it just do it
(repeats stanza til fade out)

Lyrics submitted by apexix, edited by stagnate

Powdered Water Too Pt. 1 song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is amazing and quite the head trip. I think it means that we cannot perceive things for how they really are because of how we take in the information, the senses and our brains. If we could somehow take in the world without using the senses we could get an accurate representation of it. We can't comprehend how our brains work objectively and so we don't know exactly how it works or if we can even rely on it to give us the true picture because we don't see it in it's entirety.
    Reidja7on April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! It makes you realise that you perceive the world based on the environment you're in. You can never understand the way anyone else thinks because you can never live in their environment/existence/"cubicle" hence the reason you like some people, and you don't like others. You tend to like the people whose existence is made up of a environment that is similar to yours, because you will perceive the world in a relatively similar way.

    Well that's what I get from this song, deep shit.
    stagnateon November 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentPlato's Allegory of the Cave.

    I love that he turned the analogy to a cubicle. How many of us can relate in this day and age? I can.
    Jahlanderon September 17, 2018   Link

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