If you had to pick... Feb 15, 2005 12:29:35 GMT -5
Post by Halo on Feb 15, 2005 12:29:35 GMT -5
pethealer said:"Take "3 Libras" for instance. I was floored when hearing Maynard on Amotion describe what it was really about."
Wasn't that something?! My interpretation of 3 Libras was soooo off it's not funny. But who could have ever thought he had known all these parasitic people who had a birthday around the same time? It's weird because I kind of liked my interpretation of the song better and hearing Maynard's interpretation kind of spoiled the song a little bit for me. I know that must sound obtuse coming from me considering Maynard's the one who wrote the song. It's just that sometimes I like it when the artist doesn't discuss the meaning of the song for that very reason - so you can interpret it however you like.
A similar thing happened with the interpretation of Judith on Amotion. I mean I totally knew what the song was about but when Maynard started misquoting the Bible and incorrectly translated the meaning of Yahweh/Jehovah - it made me cringe. No offense but I wish I could just call him up and discuss it with him (yeah right - keep dreaming). I mean if I stated incorrect information I would want someone to tell me so I didn't keep perpetuating a false thought in my head. Oh well - sorry everyone - I wasn't trying to open up the whole can of worms known as religion.
The Yahweh/Jehovah translation had me going for awhile. Until I researched it. I was very sad to find out it was wrong. I still like his interpretation of it though. Even if I don’t believe there is a “god”, I think it is a lovely sentiment. I guess I kind of like to look at it as the Love/Light that is in all of us. (In fact I have this written on my dry erase board on my fridge. Kind of to remind me of the light and love that is in all of us and how we should use it.)
"Love/Light=Infinite, Unconditional and Without Judgment"
I do wonder though, where Maynard got this. Surely he didn’t just make it up. He had to have found this interpretation somewhere. I want to know where.
As far as the bible quote being wrong....well, he did just have Genesis mixed up with John. I’m sure someone by now had to have mentioned it to him that he had this wrong.
I like to look at it this way: His intentions were good. Maybe he got a few things mixed up, but he meant well.
As far as 3 Libras: Yea, finding out the true meaning of it practically ruined the song for me. But the more I think of it, it makes me laugh. Here is this beautiful, soaring song….and it’s actually written about these nine “parasitic” people and he hoped to get them all arguing over who the three of them were that it was written about. I can just imagine him with this bit of an evil grin as he wrote that song.
How can you not love that? (Well, okay I may be just a bit warped because I do.)