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Juxtaposed is Life
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Juxtaposed is Life
Soffish
My theme song is this.


Probably one of the most depressing sons I know.


How is this a depressing son?

The lyrics and their meaning.
Explain to me how it's not.


Alright let me do this as I literally haven't heard this song in a long time.

I'm going to listen to it once without lyrics then with lyrics.

First issue: Guitar is upbeat.
Second issue: Bells in the background.
Third: Dragging out the singing isn't exactly depressing.
Fourth: It feels like it lacks any raw emotion.
Fifth: ******** bells.
Sixth: First buildup is what the ********.
Seventh: Focus on the violin and ignore that guitar/bells for that "emotional" part
Eighth: Stop cheapening the violin.
Ninth: Violin goes "happy"
Tenth: Really dull buildup with no emotion.
Eleventh: The guitar is really really really unpleasant.
Twelve: The "sad" parts are done so poorly that it makes me upset
Thirteen: The crescendo is pbb
Fourteen: I'm supposed to be ignoring the lyrics but all I hear is killer

Alright. Now to move on to the lyrics.

First: Cut like you want me to?
Second: Cut that little child?
Third: Inside of me I'm such a part of you?
Fourth: Bad wailing
Fifth: I used to be a little boy so old in my shoes? What the ********?
Six: What I choose is my choice
Seventh: What's a boy supposed to do
Eight: The killer in me is the killer in you

Ok I paused because I have serious issues already.

First it feels really scatterbrained.

Cutting
Burning
Old
Past Issues
Killing?

Lyrics don't really mean as much what they are but what you think they are and even then I still hear the same thing.

Nine: Leave you like they left me here?
Ten: The bitterness of one whos left alone?
Eleven: I send this smile to you?

What the ********?

The song feels like it doesn't have anything honest or raw to it and instead is left will a whole bunch of random emotions and feelings thrown together without any coherency or actual thought process. While the violin could be a star in this and crescendo used properly they cheapen it with a different change of sound and adding bells to it makes it even worse.

Ignoring the fact that the song is a measly 3 minutes long it feels rushed and like it just wants to get this over with.

First off, I'm just gonna state that there is a difference between a sad song and a depressing song. Depression isn't just extreme sadness and sad all the time.

The lyrics so old in my shoes is talking about being without a real childhood. Being too mature for his age. Knowing more than a boy his age should.

"what I choose is my choice. What's a boy supposed to do" reflects internal conflict.

The missing crescendo makes it feel empty, yes? That empty feeling is intended.

Dull guitar? This group is from the 90's. Nuff said.

And those CHIMES you hear are often used in sad or powerful music. That, or marches. Charms are rarely used in joyous songs.

And the whole lack of raw emotions leaves the meaning up to speculation. A common tool used by many artists, that way each listener can draw whatever they want from it, so it appeals to a broader audience.

All in all, I guess it depends on the literary lens that you view it through. You view it as happy, which I'm sure many people do. I don't.
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Juxtaposed is Life
Soffish
Juxtaposed is Life
Soffish
My theme song is this.


Probably one of the most depressing sons I know.


How is this a depressing son?

The lyrics and their meaning.
Explain to me how it's not.


Alright let me do this as I literally haven't heard this song in a long time.

I'm going to listen to it once without lyrics then with lyrics.

First issue: Guitar is upbeat.
Second issue: Bells in the background.
Third: Dragging out the singing isn't exactly depressing.
Fourth: It feels like it lacks any raw emotion.
Fifth: ******** bells.
Sixth: First buildup is what the ********.
Seventh: Focus on the violin and ignore that guitar/bells for that "emotional" part
Eighth: Stop cheapening the violin.
Ninth: Violin goes "happy"
Tenth: Really dull buildup with no emotion.
Eleventh: The guitar is really really really unpleasant.
Twelve: The "sad" parts are done so poorly that it makes me upset
Thirteen: The crescendo is pbb
Fourteen: I'm supposed to be ignoring the lyrics but all I hear is killer

Alright. Now to move on to the lyrics.

First: Cut like you want me to?
Second: Cut that little child?
Third: Inside of me I'm such a part of you?
Fourth: Bad wailing
Fifth: I used to be a little boy so old in my shoes? What the ********?
Six: What I choose is my choice
Seventh: What's a boy supposed to do
Eight: The killer in me is the killer in you

Ok I paused because I have serious issues already.

First it feels really scatterbrained.

Cutting
Burning
Old
Past Issues
Killing?

Lyrics don't really mean as much what they are but what you think they are and even then I still hear the same thing.

Nine: Leave you like they left me here?
Ten: The bitterness of one whos left alone?
Eleven: I send this smile to you?

What the ********?

The song feels like it doesn't have anything honest or raw to it and instead is left will a whole bunch of random emotions and feelings thrown together without any coherency or actual thought process. While the violin could be a star in this and crescendo used properly they cheapen it with a different change of sound and adding bells to it makes it even worse.

Ignoring the fact that the song is a measly 3 minutes long it feels rushed and like it just wants to get this over with.



"what I choose is my choice. What's a boy supposed to do" reflects internal conflict.

The missing crescendo makes it feel empty, yes? That empty feeling is intended.

Dull guitar? This group is from the 90's. Nuff said.

And those CHIMES you hear are often used in sad or powerful music. That, or marches. Charms are rarely used in joyous songs.

And the whole lack of raw emotions leaves the meaning up to speculation. A common tool used by many artists, that way each listener can draw whatever they want from it, so it appeals to a broader audience.

All in all, I guess it depends on the literary lens that you view it through. You view it as happy, which I'm sure many people do. I don't.


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First off, I'm just gonna state that there is a difference between a sad song and a depressing song. Depression isn't just extreme sadness and sad all the time.


Sure. Obviously personal influence plays a part in this.

Depression should have more than just sadness. Being alone, lacking hope and all of the sort are other great ways to convey it.

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The lyrics so old in my shoes is talking about being without a real childhood. Being too mature for his age. Knowing more than a boy his age should.


Ok. I'm not even disagreeing with that as a line but examine it in context.

Quote:
Disarm you with a smile
And cut you like you want me to
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn

I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what i choose is my choice
What's a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you


It's scatterbrained. It doesn't flow well at all.

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"what I choose is my choice. What's a boy supposed to do" reflects internal conflict.


A. What I choose is my choice is a very vapid and stupid line.
B. Lets say that it represents internal conflict. Why bring it up right there? You were talking about feeling old at such a young age. Assumed this is forced maturity and still we're having issues with this line. I can see it as internal conflict but juxtaposed with the previous and it loses all meaning and worth.

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The missing crescendo makes it feel empty, yes? That empty feeling is intended.


No.

It almost reaches the crescendo. In music it's a valid use of building something up to have a hollow afterpoint but it doesn't do that. It doesn't reflect or take time.

It doesn't feel empty but rushed.

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Dull guitar? This group is from the 90's. Nuff said.


Dull as in boring.

This is the actual "90's" sound




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And those CHIMES you hear are often used in sad or powerful music. That, or marches. Charms are rarely used in joyous songs.


Except they're not used right. They bring an air of dissonance and uncomfortably.

How to properly use chimes.



I'd link this song by Souvenirs Young America but it's not on youtube and I don't feel like uploading it.

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And the whole lack of raw emotions leaves the meaning up to speculation. A common tool used by many artists, that way each listener can draw whatever they want from it, so it appeals to a broader audience.


So lets say they leave out "raw emotion" to bring in an audience.

Iirc smashing pumpkins have had a few tracks described as having "raw emotion" that were featured in top slots.

So why would they drop it now?

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All in all, I guess it depends on the literary lens that you view it through. You view it as happy, which I'm sure many people do. I don't.


I don't view it as happy. I just don't think it's depressing in the least.
- mine Dx




and i just wanted to share this other one that i found somehow on youtube. O.o odd video...

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Act! While in delirium,
I no longer know what I say,
or what I do!
And yet it's necessary... make an effort!
Bah! Are you not a man?
You are a clown!

Put on your costume,
powder your face.
the people pay to be here, and they want to laugh.
And if Harlequin shall steal your Columbina,
laugh, clown, so the crowd will cheer!
Turn your distress and tears into jest,
your pain and sobbing into a funny face -- Ah!

Laugh, clown,
at your broken love!
Laugh at the grief that poisons your heart!
Currently, it's
but it'll have changed by next week. I'm thinking Kansas...
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From The Inside Out by The Solid Suns

Try not to think so much
Those kind of thoughts can eat you alive
They can swallow a man from the inside out

There is nobody to blame.
But still I carry the sorrow on my back.
This is the way I repent
From the inside out

I am
What I am
I do what I can
And what I can is what I do
I am

Try not to think so much.
Those kind of thoughts are like atom bombs.
They will all explode
From the inside out

This is a perfect incision
An interjection of the mind
We should all start over
From the inside out

I am
What I am
I do what I can
And what I can is not that much
I am

Oh we should all start over
From the inside out

Oh we should all start over
From the inside out

And we should all start over
From the inside out
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