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All Phenomena's Reality

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on: February 29, 2008, 10:16:37 PM
All Phenomena's Reality
Music: Taiji Fujimoto
Lyrics: Mitsuo Takeuchi
English Lyrics: Suzi Kim
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 05:30:34 PM by Hollywood »

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Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 05:55:31 PM
Was in the mood to find some explanation for the meaning of the words "clockwork orange".
Quote from: "Wikipedia"
Anthony Burgess wrote that the title was a reference to an alleged old Cockney expression "as queer as a clockwork orange".¹ Due to his time serving in the British Colonial Office in Malaysia, Burgess thought that the phrase could be used punningly to refer to a mechanically responsive (clockwork) human (orang, Malay for "person").

:? Hm, to me it seems like it's about the inner nature one has to hide very often in the modern society.
There is the caveman inside of us - the human basic, which often doesn't want to understand some of the difficulties modern life brings.
And there's also the inner child which often rather wants to play instead of hard working.
So sometimes people just don't fit into the clockwork and... ahem... wanna do their own thing, hahaha! Well, but I think it's true, that life can bother you with a bunch of nonsense oddments, while you feel the longing for rather satisfying some basic and primitive needs.

:shock: Man, D.T.R are like Motörhead to me (so the similar "cowboys in the desert" pictures are even more hilarious :P)! Never expected them to be that pensive and profound! Now someone tell me again rockers are stupid idiots!

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Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 10:21:58 PM
Good explanation!  But I gotta admit... even with that I'm still confused at some points.

The first two lines are the part that confuses me the most:"Jungle gym's the place to flirt if you wanna play the game of flesh/Backwards in time"-- what do you think that part is about?  It seems like he's going back to his childhood I guess, but "game of flesh"?  I figure it's either sex or violence or life in general?  Interesting stuff but I can't quite wrap my head around it yet.  And so, at this particular moment, I'm not doing much to break those stereotypes about rockers... hahaha. :P

Completely random, but the lyrics totally remind me of the movie "Night Watch".  Though I'm pretty sure these lyrics came first.

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Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 11:12:22 PM
Quote from: "Hollywood"
Completely random, but the lyrics totally remind me of the movie "Night Watch".  Though I'm pretty sure these lyrics came first.

:P The Danish original is from '94, so.. well.. who knows..?

And about the two lines you mentioned - that's why I was thinking of the cavemen, haha! Jungle and flesh to me seems so.. Tarzan or Mogli, hahaha!

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Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008, 01:29:23 AM
Quote from: "Hollywood"
Good explanation!  But I gotta admit... even with that I'm still confused at some points.


Same here... Pretty weird lyrics, at least for me... But I cant' think of any better explanation than that one...

And guess if this is one my favorite songs?  8)

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Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008, 09:24:57 PM
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And guess if this is one my favorite songs?  8)

I don't even have to guess anymore. ;)

@Camicat, I thought it was Russian?  But if it came out in '94 then yeah, who knows.  Maybe Mitsuo is a fan. :P  I like those movies quite a bit myself...

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