Feeling like I am out of touch
Twisted icy hands detach
Seeing through this sad jigsaw
Stitch-work cancer working through

Every saying has it's day
Every plaything goes away
Eyes excuse words to abuse
It's seeing through what's safe to say

Fascination with the truth
Doesn't get much closer to
Those things come in very clear
Witch head corset disappear

Every stasis finds the truth
Every detail has it's word
Lies surrounding mounds of lies
The stinking piles of underlines

Who do i have to fuck?
I don't know (x4)

Burning down the system
Tearing down the system
Tear down the system
Burn down the system
Tearing down the system
Tripping down the system
Chase down the system
Tripping down the system...

Who do I have to fuck?
I don't know (x4)

Every saying has it's day
Every plaything goes away
Eyes excuse words to abuse
It's seeing through what's safe to say

Every stasis finds the truth
Every detail has it's word
Lies surrounding mounds of lies
The stinking piles of underlines

Who do I have to fuck?
I don't know (x4)

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    General Comment*Perhaps it's wrong to color a person's perception about lyrics like this and it robs them of the experience of understanding what it's about. On the other hand, judging from the number of posts for DIMD and the nature of the subject matter, someone might as well do it.*

    *I think the meaning behind unDeveloped lies between the external ideas and the individual thinking them.*

    It seems to set the lyrical tone for what's to come. It's difficult to explain ideas like this if you aren't seeing them through a particular mental lens because you likely can't feel them in the way it's intended.

    But I think it speaks of our world as a construct in which there is something (a cancer) that is working to halt any type of societal progress. Also, I suppose you could interpret this cancer as either being intentionally malicious or a sad byproduct of humanity itself.

    This track can also be thought of as, like I spoke to above, the individual's interactions with finding the truth and digging through information to find it. As in the "stinking piles of underlines" either being the individual underlining things himself or the more glaring examples of truths in this construct. Instances where it sort of reveals itself to be what it truly is.

    You have to wonder what the "It" is that "sees through what's safe to say" in that lyric though. Because it either is the "cancer" or the construct I mentioned, if those things are different. And I view the "cancer" as being more an internal force while the construct is created on the outside and projected. But perhaps the lyrics suggest the "cancer" as being something that began on the outside and is now on our insides as a sort of virus.

    Also, "fascination with the truth, Doesn't get much closer to," as in just being fascinated by the truth and digging deeper doesn't get us closer to changing the situation? Just one viewpoint.

    Corsets create essentially a false image of a person's figure, making their body seem different than it is. However, corsets are sometimes also worn to support people with structural problems (back problems). Anyways, the truth of a person's figure can be revealed when the corset is removed.

    And the witch head makes me think of that famous drawing where if you look at it one way it's an unattractive woman with a huge nose (looks like a witch) and if you look at it another way it's a more attractive woman with like a pearl necklace or something.

    Other lyrics speak of how everything fits together as, like I said, a sort of orchestrated construct. For every societal problem we face there is a seemingly reasonable (but perhaps maliciously false) explanation put forth.

    But another way to look at it is how individuals sort of sculpt reality and put things together in a way that makes sense to them but could be completely false.

    The idea seems to go beyond just explaining societal problems within this construct. It could likely also be talking about the nature of life itself inside the construct. Essentially, for every question there's an answer, perhaps placed there by the construct and maybe the answer put forth is totally and purposefully inaccurate. Or even asking the question itself is a diversion from the larger issue.

    The construct's eyes are excusing critical words or excusing people who "speak the truth" maybe under the guise of free speech, of "freedom." And each of these opinions gets its day. But the song seems to suggest a limit to this, I would suspect based on public reaction / acceptance of what is being said. And maybe the "freedom" we're given is essentially being used against us by the construct. Every saying is allowed it's day, and bits of confusion eventually find the "truth," every detail has a word to describe it, and perhaps the "plaything" is the people who try to wake others up to the truth. Eventually they go away, one way or another, and nothing changes.

    And the author asks who he has to fuck in order for changes to occur?

    I think I've missed a few things but there it is.
    DrGarlicon August 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYou have to wonder if the conspiracy theory type of attitude that shows its scales throughout unDeveloped is perhaps some construct designed in order to be able to accept the state of the world.

    Like instead of thinking up a God who is the creator of the many benign occurrences in the world, you create a Devil who is responsible for all the problems.

    Because if the world is controlled by the long-reaching omnipresent tentacles of this nefarious construct then working to change things becomes less of a concern.

    Instead, absolutely all you can possibly do is "wake up" to what's going on around you. And until everyone "wakes up" nothing can be done.

    So once again, you retreat into your shell where all you can possibly pay attention to is your own existence because this conspirational power is too great for you to combat alone. Other people need to wake up for change to occur. A process that involves the vague ideas of "expanding your consciousness" or "understanding the truth." That change will occur from this "awakening" alone. Or in the provocation of some large-scale civil unrest that never happens.

    The inaction of such people is interesting considering their views, if they hold them to be absolute truth. You'll see lone wolf type of stuff, but nothing organized that actually moves closer to doing anything positive. Of course we've seen conspiracy theories turn into genocide in the past, but you can't paint them all as being the same in terms of ideas. The more modern ideas typically don't carry any serious combined action it seems.

    No doubt there's evidence for organized conspiracy, but you have to question supposed truths when they carry so much weight. What's wrong with a worldview that doesn't incorporate those sorts of ideas?

    Difficult to justify inaction, cognitive inequities when it comes to understanding why certain events have occurred. That is, the official version that you witness is too hard to take in and it doesn't have the flow of a nice narrative, too jagged, too many things you don't fully understand and the dots are difficult to connect.

    Moreover, there's the idea of having access to sort of hidden knowledge, a separator for you against a massive cross-section of the population (the majority of people) who are in the dark about such issues.

    These heavy belief systems are extremely problematic and, I think, exist because they serve specific intrapersonal functions.

    But do I only suggest this because I can't accept the truth of what's really going on?

    And then somehow, though the faces look different and the words change position, you can't distinguish your discussion with the fundamentalist christian from your discussion with the ardent conspiracy theorist. It's like the same song, just a different verse.

    Belief systems are designed to serve specific intrapersonal functions. If you end up in a situation where a belief system isn't necessary to you, truth becomes less meaningful because you're only concerned with the truths of specific actions you're involved in. But critical thinking and inquisitiveness are really something to be celebrated, but when you take the easy road to pursue those interests and are bombarded with misinformation (often not deliberately), you're going to have a hard time truly getting to the bottom of anything.

    It's a strange world we live in where people who claim to be most connected to the concrete truth of the world are perhaps the same ones who could be hiding from it the most. Even stranger when you've been there.

    But so many problems... No way to solve 'em. Have to run them through your machine, change into something else more comfortable. Or just put your head in the sand.

    No matter what you do though, you won't be able to stare directly into this metaphorical sun for very long. Because if you do, the last meal you consume... will probably taste like gun metal. Or something to that effect.
    DrGarlicon August 15, 2011   Link
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    General Comment101 Intro...

    "laughing (slows)
    Kill what?
    Oh my god what should i say about the world?
    It's nothing really sold (not sure that's the lyric)
    Turn those trees... concrete
    Oil Oil Oil
    Creature of the black lagoon
    Death no wars
    Black suits
    Did another 1 0 1 ..."

    Also, I should mention that the 101 intro is a joke. I find it pretty hilarious at least. "Oh my God, what should I say about the world?" Kind of like that's what he says right before starting to create unDeveloped. And just laughing before hand before creating it and the laughing slowing. He jokingly gives an overview of what he's going to sing about just mentioning a bunch of sort of random things.

    I guess I'm being that lame person who explains the joke though...so I'll stop.
    DrGarlicon August 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if this was on purpose or not but "who do i have to fuck" could have to meanings like who am i being forced to, or who am i allowed to fuck.
    klaireon September 12, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation101

    seems like i am out of touch
    twisted icy hands detach
    seeing through this sad jigsaw
    stitch work cancer working through
    every saying has its day
    every plaything goes away
    eyes excuse what's to abuse
    in seeing through what's safe to say

    fascination with the truth
    doesn't get much closer to
    those things come in very clear
    wish ahead course set disappear
    every stasis minds the truth
    every detail has it's good
    flies surrounding pounds of lies
    and stinking piles of undelight
    heltir1723on February 12, 2012   Link
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    Translationi was previously unaware so many did not know the dialogue for the intro and that half is playing backwards... damn...
    From 0:00

    backwards: ...and i wish

    forward: oh - my - God
    what should I say about the world?

    backwards: the world's a crazy place, full of hills and such, and oil with unleaded initials

    note: when played in forward, "full of hills and such" sounds a lot like "should i Google myself?" ...and then that "oh - my - God" sounds like "dot - com - oil," LmAo :P

    forward: chemistry - concrete - oiloiloil - creature'o'black lagoon - yes - no - Ford - Lexus - ...another one/1
    heltir1723on April 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIn the end, if you take nothing else from unDeveloped, maybe the most important thing is the idea of misinformation.

    For the type of person who is deeply concerned with congruence in the world, the type of person who seeks out some sort of truth to stand on in order to understand existence, this misinformation can be very problematic.

    And it's the fact that it's difficult, sometimes impossible to use science to inquire into the hidden intentions or meanings of other people's actions. Even more difficult is when groups of people are piled up into institutions and you attempt to reach firm conclusions about those situations. Then imagine how that difficulty can be magnified even further when you're examining these situations from your living room and on top of that you have a pretty weak basic education you're relying on.

    So you're deeply concerned with finding the truth, but the truth you're looking for is perhaps impossible to determine and you're looking for it from a poor vantage point (making it even harder to determine).

    But misinformation flows in both directions. On one hand, maybe you can't accept the "Official Version" that is presented to you. And on the other hand, the "Official Version" has been altered and obscured because it's assumed that you can't accept it. Or more specially, everyone obscures the truth in their heads, almost subconsciously, before they disseminate it to the outside world.

    There's a difference between a person searching for social truths from their couch and a person measuring the natural world using science. But one is so much more boring than the other, and seems so much less pertinent, right?

    And so people approximate the truth as best they can from their position in the world, and alter the "Official Version" as much as they have to in order to feel OK about it from both the dissemination angle and the acceptance one.

    So misinformation just keeps piling up, just piles of shit that keep growing and distorting reality. The Internet is a good example, obviously. And from both ends, in many cases, the people who put forth this false information think they are doing someone a great service, they think they're protecting something or promoting something. But it's all just bullshit.

    It's not the case that truth doesn't exist either, that you can't possibly trust any information. It's just that, with the gross excess of misinformation, you grow distrusting of any information you're presented with which is problematic.


    Beware of those who claim to possess ultimate truths about the world. But also beware of those who question the ground they walk on.

    And it's not that you should stop crying about all the poor decisions seen, just have to stay away from the alliance between that and your insides. Also knowing that it's not necessary to devise a thesis of everything and make constant connections between all situations. You're most likely stumbling in the dark anyways.
    DrGarlicon August 14, 2011   Link

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