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OfflineDiMiTriSouljah
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APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation
    #1789474 - 08/07/03 07:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

A Perfect Circle's new CD drops on September 16th and I bet it's gonna be fucking killer with the new line-up.  Their new song, Weak and Powerless, took a few listens to get used to it (as it's fairly hard to make a song that lives up to any of their past work, not even including Maynard with Tool), but now I absolutely love it and would like to present my interpretation of the song.

I don't think it's very profound, but it did take me a few times to understand what the hell the song was about.

"Someone feed the monkey while I dig in search of China
White as Dracula as I approach the bottom."

^^This line clicks so fucking awesome, you can't really tell that he's saying "China White" because of the line break, and of course some of us know how pissed that monkey can get if you don't feed him sometimes.

This song is quite obviously about opiates.

"Jam another dragon down the hole" (chase the dragon)
"Desperate and ravenous" (what opiate addicts are  :grin:)
"Hello angel, go away" (angel sleeping, or "the nod")
"Devil has my inner deal, little hero what'd you say" ("hero", or "H" are the most common slang words I know of associated with heroin)

The rest of the lines in this song can be interpreted similarly.  If you have different ideas on what the song is about, I would love to hear them.

Peace. 


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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: DiMiTriSouljah]
    #1789495 - 08/07/03 07:24 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

interesting.

Maybe the song is in general about addiction.
His lyrics often have a face value and a deeper meaning.
A la stinkfist


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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: DiMiTriSouljah]
    #1792166 - 08/08/03 02:53 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

vERY COOL. I am super stoked aboutthe new album. Where did you hear the single? I am looking forward to Twiggy's bass. He is a very underrated soulfull bassist in my opinion and Manson sucks without him.


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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: Viveka]
    #1792243 - 08/08/03 03:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

wow, a song about doing drugs....GENIUS!


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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1795852 - 08/09/03 06:05 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I saw their live show not too long ago.
Quite an incredible performance.
I wasn't aware that Maynard (being the lyricist) did heroin though...


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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: bloodgroove]
    #1796633 - 08/09/03 11:11 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i'm pretty sure he doesn't.

like i said, he could be alluding to a deeper meaning.
amphetamines-deeper into-addiction to anything


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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: Blastrid]
    #1798138 - 08/10/03 02:44 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)


Maynard never did heroin. And the song H isn't about heroin either.


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



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Re: APC "Weak and Powerless" Interpretation [Re: DiMiTriSouljah]
    #1799522 - 08/10/03 10:30 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Lol! Theres a company that makes back up power systems for computers called APC.. when I read this thread title I was like "weak and powerless apc ups systems.. why the fuck is this in music, art, and literature.."


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