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03 July, 2011

A Powerful Poignancy

Dropping this song out to the massive, because I really feel this song sums up things as they are in relation to truth activists and the current environment. I don't believe the song has to do with any sort of nationalist celebration, nor callow rag on a stick worship. It seems to tell a much different tale, as in a dark, brooding and unflinching gaze into the looking glass and beyond. What future? What destiny lies before us and how much of it do we actually control or cowardly give up? These questions the song seems to openly ponder. The lyrics to me belie a sense of wonder at a burgeoning menace, with a foreboding, yet sentimental remembrance of poignant memories of the great things in life.


What's your take on it?

Soundgarden - 4th of July

Shower in the dark day
Clean sparks diving down
Cool in the waterway
Where the baptized drown
Naked in the cold sun
Breathing life like fire
Thought I was the only one
But that was just a lie

Cause I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of July

Pale in the flare light
The scared light cracks & disappears
And leads the scorched ones here
And everywhere no one cares
The fire is spreading
And no one wants to speak about it
Down in the hole
Jesus tries to crack a smile
Beneath another shovel load


And I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of July

Now I'm in control
Now I'm in the fall out
Once asleep but now I stand
And I still remember
Your sweet everything
Light a Roman candle
And hold it in your hand

Cause I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of July

6 comments:

  1. Excellent choice and lyrics HHQ.
    The audio did not work on your embeded vid, so i went to youtube and listened to it..
    I remember this song as i used to have this CD but i think an EX boyfriend has it..;)
    Thanks for posting this up and what you say here "lyrics to me belie a sense of wonder at a burgeoning menace, with a foreboding, yet sentimental remembrance of poignant memories of the great things in life."

    I totally agree.
    Many reagrds and cheers to you.
    A13

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  2. Greetings A13, sorry the audio wasn't working for you. I rechecked it and it's working as expected, it may be a simple matter of clearing your browser caches and updating your Flash player. It's most likely a cache issue though.

    It's good to know someone like yourself has such a diverse appreciation for music, especially at it's highest mortal expression which I feel this piece represents. I feel it truly targets and locks onto the mood and conveys it at a perfectly visceral level.

    Cheers and respect to you as always.

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  3. Ha ha, one of my favourite Soundgarden tunes, a surprise, since most don't know it.

    They are quite "illuminati" with their lyrics, though - full of sun-worship references, lyrics that don't make much logical sens eunless coming at it from a POV of mind controllers, sun worshippers, worshippers of satan/black magic, death cult sacrificers, etc.

    And I still always liked their music. Twisted, but true.

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  4. In total agreement with you there Slozo and there's always been that unfortunate dichotomy with certain bands. Some of Led Zeppelin's songs are great but in the back of my mind I can't quite shake that Jimmy Page is a Crowley satanoid. Soundgarden's drummer Matt Cameron, has his music work with the band credited with the ASCAP publishing name "Walpurgis Night Music". I hate that shit, but I like Soundgarden's music, and at one point I even gave away my CD's of them to my cousin due to it. Recently I listened to them again while listening to Pandora and was struck by how much talent, energy and creative integrity they put into their music. That does not however grant them absolution for playing at satanism, like so many other bands. Some are subtle like Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin, whilst some are overt about it like a Marilyn Manson or HIM. I think that they play at it to curry the favour of the music industry and their paymasters, whom embrace all things Luciferian. Perhaps the bands who do the satanic homages get the contracts and distribution, and maybe those who don't, have their demo tapes gathering dust on a record company's shelf. At least that's the way it appears to be now anyway.

    So here's the contradictory line to walk, do you throw the baby out with the bathwater and ditch the band? Or do you appreciate the quality of the music and isolate it from the musicians with specious backgrounds and sinister connections? To clarify and state my position, I hate all that devil shit straight off, and have for as long as I can remember. I also am quite addicted to driving war beats and loud, clever anthemic music done well; or great music of many different origins and styles played with spirit and conviction. So I walk the line and try and separate the music from the band and live an uneasy contradiction, as a lot of us do in this existence. It's hard walking a righteous path in a world fraught with so many engineered poisons and contrary dualities.

    I think that the contradictions in life make it interesting in a way, because they test convictions, ethics and resolve. Billie Holiday made the most hauntingly emotive and resonant music that is timeless and she was unfortunately a heroin addict. I have never had an inclination to try or even use heroin even though I quite enjoy her music. I'm actually vehemently anti-drug and anti anything that enslaves and cannibalises you, but I don't judge Billie because her music transcends her addiction.

    Cheers for bringing that to light Slozo, for it prompted some well-needed introspection, and allowed us to ponder and articulate these contradictions.

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  5. Sorry for late response,

    Well said, mate. Agree 100% on walking that line . . . as I have with Led Zeppelin, just like you described (seems we have similar tastes in music). Myself, I rather think the occult and sun worship references (especially with Zeppelin and Soundgarden, two bands that I have really enjoyed music from) are pretty overt, just listening to the lyrics.

    But I agree that it is possible to listen to the music and be against the subliminal message therein. If one is educated, knows of it, and is concious of it, I think one can avoid the mind control propaganda matrix that this sort of low frequency advertising gives.

    Although we are probably quite singular, in a lot of ways, to be in that particular position to do so.

    I wholeheartedly appreciate your sense of self honesty . . . so incredibly rare. Never lose that edge, it's what makes a good investigator.

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  6. Thanks friend, will do. Another essential quality in investigation work is to keep an open, flexible mind capable of adapting quickly to follow where the evidence leads. I don't always get it right, but it is the standard I set for myself. Perfection in what you strive for can take a lifetime to even get close to, or sometimes it may never arrive at your door. The imperative thing is to pursue the highest standards with concentrated energy, vigour and determination and you will be rewarded in turn.

    Cheers mate.

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