"Harmony Korine" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
Rain, come down, and fall forever
Drain, the dirt, into the wasteland
Pray, for sound, to quiet the howling

Feel, no shame, too brave
Feel, afraid, to wait forever

Kneel, to fade, the day's corrosion
Crawl, depart, towards perdition
Gray, the part, the bruise within you

Feel, no shame, too brave
Feel, afraid, to wait forever


Feel, no shame, too brave
Feel, afraid, to wait forever

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"Harmony Korine" as written by Steven John Wilson

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    General CommentMy own interpretation of the chorus was
    "Feel no shame to break
    Be afraid to wait forever"
    but also this interpretation could be correct. We'll see when the official lyrics will (hopefully) come out...

    Anyway, I don't think the song's necessarily about Harmony Korine. Think to Porcupine Tree's "Tinto Brass", I've read that Steven Wilson named that song this way just because he liked the sound of that name, without even knowing who Tinto Brass was (the part when he says he didn't know anything about him is on the Stupid Dream's Wikipedia page, but I can't remember where I read he named the song Tinto Brass because he liked the sound, sorry).
    I think he just likes Harmony Korine for his art or his name as well, but I don't see any direct relationship between the song and Harmony Korine himself.
    However, I don't know much about this artist, so if anyone can tell us more about him it would be very helpful to understand the lyrics!
    ColourfulVoidon January 15, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningWell this album seems to havea critical note to it ( just as Porcupine Tree's "Fear of a blank planet") refering to music ( the artist's several videos where he destroys Ipods in various ways) and media .As I see it the general ideea is that people today , asa speciallt those who consume music in large cuantities , loose tuch with the true purpose of this art . Again the theme of shallow individuals that waste their lives in a gray existence , afraid to look beyond their comforting headphones that isolate them from life . In a way I guess I too am one of those people .
    metalheadraduon March 08, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationdont be afraid to let go---drop the superego that controls your conscience, and leaves you with guilt---at least make an attempt to reach your goals and not be afraid of what may happen, society has conditioned people to be complacent and has created a stagnation amongst the masses, this is how you are controlled either by religion, or by the media--------------(Feel, no shame, too brave)this verse is your conditioning and how you are expected to be -vs- (Feel, afraid, to wait forever)instead you should live life, take chances, fear and procrastenation keeps you idle and regret later in life and a case of the what if's will be your damnation-hence-"perdition"! Just my interpretation, but 6 years of psychology has me looking into things a little too deep at times---great album---check out altruisticdream on youtube, i will be posting a few vids from this cd later this weekend
    rip420on April 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy proposal is that the nature of this song is similar to that of Korine's cinematic (and possibly photographic?) works. According to Wikipedia and its many sources included therein, as well as limited research of my own, Korine has a tendency to neglect meaning in his movies. He feels it is belittling to the audience to dictate the progression of the screenplay based on conventional cinema. His movies are said to focus more on conveying a certain feeling. Therefore, I am lead to conclude that there is no direct or indirect meaning contained in this composition. There is, however, a signature compositional symmetry and emotional trigger that leads back to the title, Harmony Korine. A paradox? The meaning of a song is to have no meaning whatsoever? Could it be so Fantastic?! Bravo, Mr. Wilson!
    LostNSoundwaveson October 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't really know what he means by this song, but at the line 'feel afraid to wait forever' I feel like he's saying that we should feel scared of life. Which sort of makes sense, since we're born we just go on and live our life without stopping to think twice about what we're in for. But he's saying that we should feel scared, we are just going to be waiting for our death, we get born and after a long time we die, so we are just waiting and we'll be waiting forever.

    Well thats what I hear, it's such a great song, I almost die when the chorus comes on! ndlkdwedlqskwldkasfghl *sobs* It's so good!
    lookingglasspearon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthas anyone read "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?" read that and then watch the video. idk, i thought it was neat.
    kaysemarion October 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentRain, come down and fall forever
    Drain the dirt into the wasteland
    Pray for sound to quiet the howling

    Feel no shame to break
    Feel afraid to wait forever

    Kneel to fade the day's corrosion
    Crawl, depart towards perdition
    Grey, the part that moves within you

    Pretty sure the last word in the first line of the chorus is "break" rather than "brave" per listening to the live version. Same thing for "that moves" rather than "the bruise".
    CharlieBroonon August 09, 2015   Link
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    General Comment"Harmony Korine (born January 4, 1973)[1] is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author.
    He is best known for the screenplay Kids and for directing the movies Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy. He has been a prominent figure in independent film, music and art throughout the past decade."

    I am not very familiar with Mr Korine, but the name is rather unique. I'm guessing the song is about him.
    johneon January 10, 2009   Link

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