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by esthergoldberg
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

I'm not sure I quite follow you, Tchocolati. I take the verse that Agerm52 cited "No man can see/The vast design/Or who will be/Last of his kind") as what Nevermind is about. That we never learn the name of the narrator indicates to me that the war or struggle is one of identity. My previous post wa...
by esthergoldberg
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

On the other hand (fortunately I have only 2) from the perspective of Islam, "the stones we cut" might refer to the pyramids of Egypt and "the songs we made" would refer to Arabic music. Modern classical music is heavily influenced by the East, though mostly India, I thought.
by esthergoldberg
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

It follows from my premise that this song is in large part about the possibility of the extinction of Western Civilization, that "the stones we cut" refer to the Renaissance sculptures one sees throughout western Europe, including in its Churches. It could also refer to the Iconography of eastern Eu...
by esthergoldberg
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

That was a really good find, agerm52. My impression was that this a song about the victims of attempted genocide. The references to the meticulous cataloguing of possessions, songs, etc. reminded me of how the Nazis did exactly this in connection with their plans to exterminate all Jews. They planne...
by esthergoldberg
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

Has anyone compared the lyrics of Never Mind to those of The Partisan?
by esthergoldberg
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

A friend of mine points out that the song can also be taken the other way around from what I outlined above: that it is written in the voice of the ghost of Western Civilization after our defeat by Islam.
by esthergoldberg
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: nevermind?
Replies: 25
Views: 20113

Re: nevermind?

I haven't much time now to analyze it fully, but here's what I think. It's about Islam. After WW1, where the Ottoman Empire fought against us and were defeated, we signed the Treaty of Versailles which broke up the Empire into arbitrary nation states, boarders which the Muslims don't recognize. The ...

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