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Apocalypse (Revolution Stone)

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Offline Hollywood

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on: February 26, 2008, 08:35:53 PM
Apocalypse (Revolution Stone)
Music: Taiji Sawada
Lyrics: JURIA
English Lyrics: Suzi Kim
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 05:32:52 PM by Hollywood »

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Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 10:02:28 PM
To me it sounds somehow like Native American religion. At least I think, these folks had also hawks as symbol.
And all in all it somehow seems like... a circle. The way which is everywhere somehow. Creatures die - new creatures will be born and influence their environment untill they die and again the next generation goes on.
Hm... cannot really say, if there could be another meaning.
But I think you can see it in a positive in a negative way.
Everything happens again and again - good things as well as bad things.

:shock: Strange thing to me: I never noticed, that there are mentioned hawks. Nevertheless I always saw a landscape like maybe the Rocky Mountains in my mind... and a guy on a Harley taking a break aside the road. The glasses of his shades were like mirrors and he looks up to the sky and I could see a flying hawk in those mirrors glasses. (I just imagined, how a video to that song might look - I didn't imagine me there as well, I was just a viewer, hehe XD)

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Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 11:46:52 PM
Now that's some unusual lyrics... I don't know of any legends envolving hawks and stuff, but I'm not that familiar with native american myths, and I have to agree with Camicat, it sounds like one...

Too bad cowboys and norse mithology don't match... If this was norse mithology I'd have some information to add...  :twisted:

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Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 02:13:10 AM
Quote from: "Arucard"
Too bad cowboys and norse mithology don't match... If this was norse mithology I'd have some information to add...  :twisted:

Why not add it? *is curious* :P

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Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 08:14:35 PM
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(I just imagined, how a video to that song might look - I didn't imagine me there as well, I was just a viewer, hehe XD)

Are you SURE you didn't imagine yourself on the back of that Harley? :twisted:

As for the lyrics, I agree it definitely sounds Native American-inspired at least-- I used to know some stuff about Native American religions, but I forgot most of it now.  Hawks can definitely be part of it though.  I don't remember what the hawk symbolizes specifically (and it can vary from tribe to tribe anyway), but they have stories and beliefs associated with the animals in their environment.  So a tribe that lives somewhere with a lot of hawks would surely have something about hawks in their beliefs.

But this particular story with the stones... I don't know either.  It strikes me as something DTR would have made up on their own, since it has a Native American feeling but also seems to incorporate a little Christianity (just the word "Apocalypse" and some of the language in the first verse... "God and His glory", etc.).  If they were going for a 100% Native American thing, I think they may have said "the Great Spirit" rather than "God".

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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 08:46:13 PM
Yeah, I have to agree this song sounds a little inspired in some christian themes... The whole idea of the people wandering through the desert and receiving a "new life" from their god is pretty similar to some passages from the bible...

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Why not add it? *is curious*


Haha, if I start talking about norse mithology here I guess I won't stop before that soon... I just love the norse myths...  8)

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Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 06:39:28 PM
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Are you SURE you didn't imagine yourself on the back of that Harley? :twisted:

>_< Grrr!!! Okay, okay - you got me! :oops: But only when I felt lonely.. *mumbles* I shouldn't lie, I'm afraid you anyways know me good enough. :roll: *hides*

Quote from: "Hollywood"
But this particular story with the stones... I don't know either.  It strikes me as something DTR would have made up on their own, since it has a Native American feeling but also seems to incorporate a little Christianity (just the word "Apocalypse" and some of the language in the first verse... "God and His glory", etc.).  If they were going for a 100% Native American thing, I think they may have said "the Great Spirit" rather than "God".

Yes, it seems to be at least a mix. Well, but since inspiration doesn't really have limits (or it shouldn't have!) - yes, why not mix an own thing? :D You know, the message of D.T.R is "Do your own thing!" anyway, hahaha! XD

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Why not add it? *is curious*


Haha, if I start talking about norse mithology here I guess I won't stop before that soon... I just love the norse myths...  8)

Sounds to me, like you are a power metal fan! XD

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Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 11:02:30 PM
Quote from: "VioletCamicat"
Quote from: "Arucard"
Quote from: "Camicat"
Why not add it? *is curious*


Haha, if I start talking about norse mithology here I guess I won't stop before that soon... I just love the norse myths...  8)

Sounds to me, like you are a power metal fan! XD


Hahaha, I really can't say I'm not... But when it comes to music I'd rather listen to songs about girls, booze and bikes other than songs about how Thor killed J√∂rmungand, the Midgard serpent, during Ragnarok, and died just after it, leaving Sleipnir for his two sons, Magni and Modi...  :twisted:

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