Here is what I said
Made up is his blanket
Up above our heads to
Satisfy the masses lost

This is a present
The gift wrapped hollow story sent
Made in man son man
The elemental spiritless

What have we become
A better fitting graces
Makeshift housing a medical nightmare
What have they done
A tipping over cowardice
Fleeing from the wrong side
The body with the hive

No where left to run

Wake up Never Land
A never-ending worry
Walking hand by hand
And overtaken by the sweat
What have we become
So wrapped up in the blanket's hum

What have we become
A better fitting graces
Makeshift housing a medical nightmare
What have they done
A tipping over cowardice
Fleeing from the wrong side
The body with the hive

No where left to run

Note the afterbirths
Needles my forgiveness
But opium's excesses
From sitting on the grasses green
Who then holds the gun

No where left to run

Lyrics submitted by DrGarlic

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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.*

    This song calls into question the role of entertainers like Michael Jackson (who are obviously very different from ohGr in terms of popularity and people who listen to the music). And the effect that this role has on the entertainer. But more importantly the effect this sort of person, and their role, has on the general public. Once again, you have to look at the latent functions (or perhaps they're manifest functions) of these situations.

    Anyone who followed the Michael Jackson story even a little bit probably understands that, at least at the time of his death, he had been injected with Propofol (a hypnotic) and two different kinds of benzos. That's one blanket, the other being his son's nickname, and I guess a third being the false reality blanket that is touched on more in later tracks.

    The second graph makes me think about all the people who have received Michael Jackson CDs as gifts for birthdays, Christmasses, Hanukkahs, etc. Receiving the songs of someone who was forced to perform from a young age and by many accounts lived a very unhealthy and strange existence. And yet so many people in the world get enjoyment out of his tragic life. But also the idea that his music is a hollow story used to pacify the masses or at least further divert them from any critical thinking.

    I wonder about the "man son man" lyric and how it could be reinterpreted as "Manson man." Another cultural icon (that is Charles Manson). These people get so big that they pretty much lose any fragment of individuality and become these strange ghosts. Definitely a reference to how those type of people become tools to convey a particular message.

    "Fleeing from the wrong side, body with the hive." Easily manipulated masses. They're fleeing from their problems through the wrong door, and their bodies I guess with the "hive" or the majority.

    Also referencing the type of people who loved Michael Jackson and thought he was just the greatest thing ever. If you saw these people on the news when he died, they cling to him in a completely bizarre obsessed fashion. People like that are truly asleep in Neverland, definitely the sort of people who chose to be kids forever like in Peter Pan. And more to the "never-land" thing, you could be talking about people who never land, obviously. People who have their heads in the clouds or whatever and are not living in any sort of reality.

    It's saying our society is too wrapped up in the bullshit that flies from every direction, too focused on having "fun" to the point of ignoring the real world.

    A tipping over cowardice? Like cow tipping? Where people push over sleeping cows for fun. A similar reference to what you get later in Animist for example comparing current humanity to cattle. And in this case, sleeping cows who are falling over. Probably also references the plague of indifference that you see mentioned later on unDeveloped.

    There's also a comparison of our sort of infantile false reality mind frame to opiates. That's another (4th) example of the blanket. A lot of people who do heroin, oxycodone, etc describe opiates/opioids as being like a blanket that you just crawl into and feel nothing. Something to that effect.

    Might be a stretch but since you see the afterbirth lyric mentioned you could think of it as like how when heroin addicts give birth to kids (and they used while pregnant) the babies are born in withdrawal, premature, or whatever. Anyways, it's like how people hide in a blanket of bullshit, then they have children who are comparable to the children of heroin users because they perpetuate the cycle. "Needles my forgiveness" as in people forgiving what's happening out there by using drugs? Or these children who were fed garbage from birth turn to drugs because of what their parents gave them.

    But the adherence to this false reality, like heroin (or oxycodone, etc) keeps people from ever getting to where they want to be. Like how with drug addicts if you're actively using you feel like shit and want to stop and feel like a loser, but when you aren't using you feel bored and feel like you want to get high again. The grass is always greener on the other side.

    As I said, that passage might be stretch, not sure though.

    And then you have the "never ending worry" that people will wake up? Or that people will be less combative and disagreeable towards each other? Or more likely is it that these people are worried that they'll wake up themselves, because they're scared of our actual reality. And so they're walking hand in hand but are sweating because they're experiencing withdrawal from the hallucination that keeps them numb, in the blanket.

    This track's title may be similar to the idea with "Comedown." In that people are "crashing" off the false reality. Then again, it mentions opiates and I thought crashing was a term more applied to stimulants.

    DrGarlicon August 06, 2011   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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    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.
    DrGarlicon August 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBelief 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 CommentMade in man son man sounds like:
    maiden manson men, when I listen. Girly-boys, people who don't traditionally stand up to injustice.
    On one level, I think he's saying jackson was used to help feminize the nation's men, into cowards. They run from the wrong side, meaning because of fear of being called 'racist' people would rather choose suicide.
    Medionon May 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTipping over cowardice = Cow-tipping
    taking over america is like cow-tipping, cause 99.99% are totally clueless, and worthless. Without proper leadership, anyhow.
    Medionon May 03, 2012   Link

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