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Explosion in a Time Capsule

Posted in Band, Lyrics by netscheri on December 18, 2007

This is an explosion in a time capsule
This is our reply
To the paper, to the rust, to the concrete, the dust
This is our reply to the daily realities of little life

The horror is in the monotony
And the despair never comes because we’re senseless, benumbed
This daily grind is wearing us down, one by one

Come, come, let’s keep fooling ourselves
We’ll live the mirage but dream the dream
That this will disappear, not to stay

We’re living a delusion of wires, unable to make sense of any of this
We want to escape, but we don’t know where to
We want to stay but we’re strangers to hallucination  
We want truth but falseness is too hard to leave
Blind and deaf, we find that we’ve lost our voices

Sometimes we’re searching for a way
But we seem to be caught within the repetition
Always too far from that hidden place

We’ll never find that veritable garden
But it’s been too long, too much
This is our last chance

This is an explosion in a time capsule
We’re not sure what we’ve done but this is
Our little sabotage to the daily realities of little life
The paper, the rust, the concrete, the dust

And suddenly, there’s colour everywhere

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  1. ephemery said, on December 18, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    It’s very rough right now. The problem is that I wrote this one or two months ago, and so I’ve lost track (pun not intended) of the structure of it. I seem to have ended up with two choruses (‘This is an explosion in a time capsule’ and ‘We’re living a delusion of wires…’) . And even if sung rapidly, it seems like it’ll be a good five minutes. Even six. But then, I feel that the disordered structure of the song/lyrics reflects the disorder or the rebelling against order that is narrated in the song. So I sort of want to keep it that way. And I suppose the reason why I’m saying all this as a comment instead of in the actual body of the post is that I want to preserve the impact of seeing the lyrics by themselves without a little ‘commentary’ bit at the bottom. And I suppose the reason why I’m not using any paragraph breaks in this is for the same reason I’m reluctant to make the song more ordered. Sorry for the difficulty in reading. But here’s an idea for the structure. It’s basically the same as that above. I suppose now that this isn’t so much an idea for a new way to structure it but rather a way of explaining or naming the structure. It’s concentric. No, that’s not right either. It’s converging. See, here’s a diagram: |..-..|
    The two bars represent the two ‘This is an explosion in a time capsule’ stanzas/choruses at the beginning and end. And then each dot represents a three-line verse stanza. And the dash in the middle represents the ‘We’re living a delusion of wires’ chorus.
    Ah, it’s my natural compulsion to give things a sort of order. But it’s original, yes? So the subjects won’t be so offended. It’s not completely ordering it into the norm.
    There’s a story behind this. But I feel that telling the story will restrict how people can interpret it differently. I flatter myself, but if you do want to know what I was thinking about when I wrote this, leave a comment and I’ll email you.

  2. Ann said, on December 20, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    100% explosion?

  3. ephemery said, on December 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    That’s Sodium Frog or Sodium Crane, 100% Explosion.

    Or are you referring to the story behind the song?

  4. Ann said, on December 25, 2007 at 11:24 am

    The story, dear. But was the explosion in a time capsule 100%? A girl’s got to know


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