all of this means
nothing.
D.C. made me and the rest
of this mess.
you don't even try to
fake it.
all of this means nothing.
D.C. made me and the rest
of this mess.
you don't even try to fake it.
don't eve try.
i'm here because i was ready
to leave.
this should mean more, but it
can't.
go dance, dance.
dance to the sounds of
america's best dressed fake-out.


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Aesthetic Dialectic song meanings
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    in my opinion title of this song is taken directly from Kierkegaards teory on aestetic. He said that theres a clear discource between art and aestete (the one whos reading art) in which theres a love-like undertone. aestete wants art becaouse his in love with it and art needs attention of him couse its her desire to be admirable. So art is subjective and she seducte.

    next connection to philosophy is Nietzsches thought about culture. he devides it on two: filister one (people who doesnt want any changes in area around them, their stagnant) and distinguished one. (its characterized by creativity) it also correspond with slave and lord (i dont know the exactly translation in english of it) morality.

    and btw: orchid makes me stop and think about everything around me. theres no band like this novadays.

    vezon May 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    It's about the emo scene, pretty much. How it changed from kids who had their hearts and souls in the music to a bunch of hipsters with fancy hair. And Washington DC created emo, so.

    chaordicon April 08, 2004   Link
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    i guess this song shows a bit adorno's influences. aesthetic and dialectic are two study areas of adorno's work wich says that: mass produtction is considered a threat to high arts, because cultural goods make people look different, but, in fact, those are simply variations of the same theme. that's what adorno conceptualised as pseudo-individualization. that culture cultivates false needs to feed the capitalist structure. real needs should be, otherwise, freedom, creativity and happiness. the last lines of these lyrics, and the title, are very conclusive about that influence.

    teen nihilismon December 07, 2006   Link
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    this would make sense, as orchid makes a reference to the frankfurt school in the title of "snow delay at the frankfurt school" (the frankfurt school being a group of thinkers in germany associated with the university of frankfurt, of which adorno was a member). the point being that orchid is, most likely, very aware of adorno's writings.

    jasperson January 30, 2007   Link
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    In case anyone is interested, these same themes are also addressed by Marcuse, particularly in his work called "One Dimensional Man." Marcuse was also a member of the Frankfurt School.

    ^Debaseron March 24, 2009   Link
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    orchid is fucking amazing. i really know very little about the band except for the fact that they are fucking brilliant. this song is gorgeous.

    Arienetteon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    I think it's a clever song. I probably agree with the sentiment.

    Deleuzeon April 09, 2004   Link
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    the beat of this song makes me go crazy

    kay_sayson May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    much more meaningful than Cameo's "Word Up"... but i'm inclined to use that phrase with this song. Orchid were amazing.

    mr.mr.onbrokenwingson June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    this would make sense, as orchid makes a reference to the frankfurt school in the title of "snow delay at the frankfurt school" (the frankfurt school being a group of thinkers in germany associated with the university of frankfurt, of which adorno was a member). the point being that orchid is, most likely, very aware of adorno's writings.

    jasperson January 30, 2007   Link

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