"Virgin with a Memory" as written by and Daniel Bejar....
Was it the movie or the making of Fitzcarraldo
Where someone learned to love again?
"I can't remember" is not the same as "I don't know"
Virgin with a memory

Was it the movie or the making of Fitzcarraldo
Where your mother decided to fashion herself
After the sad deity we left on the shelf?
She wanted blood, all she got was sacrifice
She wanted blood, all she got was sacrifice
She wanted blood, all she got was sacrifice

Virgin without a memory
Now's your chance to be free
Of all those favorite bands you ditched for one that's grander
No Use For A Name to The Make-Up
It's all the same

The singer not the song, no
The singer not the song, no
The singer not the song, no

Formative years, wasted
In love with our peers, we tasted life with the stars
Anticlimactic as Mars was, still
A red Earth with no way of knowing
The silver colossus exists just to be growing
A red Earth with no way of knowing
The silver colossus exists just to be growing

Was it the movie or the making of Fitzcarraldo
Where someone learned to love again?
Where someone learned to love again?
Where someone learned to love again?


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"Virgin With a Memory" as written by Daniel Bejar

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    General CommentThe first line is referencing the 1982 movie Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog. The obsessive will needed to create the film is known to match the character in the film's own obsessive will. (Similar to Coppola and Apocalypse Now). The making of the film and the film are very similar! The reference is fleeting, obscure and does not have an obvious and concrete connection to the piece. This, like many of Bejar's allusions, seem to give the song a feeling more than anything else. The first line of the song, along with every other line, is dense enough to be it's own artwork so his songs feel like accumulations of already complete wholes. One could probably construct an intricate cosmology by connecting these lines but it won't be anything more than a particular instantiation of the general idea of the piece. Reviews of art should be looking directly at the general idea! Viewings of art should be trying to contact this general idea!
    memoryburn7on August 22, 2011   Link

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