How to interpret lyrics?

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How to interpret lyrics?

Postby Bauzi » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:42 pm

I feel helpless. I learned and used the English language for a long time now. I'm not the best and I make a lot of mistakes, but I think my skills are okay or even decent. Here is my problem:

There are so many great songs for me lately and I feel the urge to make some kind of video with them. The big problem is that I don't have a clue about what the song lyrics are exactly about. Of course I could do some generic angst video with NGE, but that's not a really great plan at all :uhoh:

Do you have any advice on how to interpret lyrics in a foreign language? I tried to search the net, but all I get are some random lyric sites. If anybody can help me out on these two videos, I would be really thankful, but I would also like to learn on how to do it by myself in the future :|

Skinny Puppy - Cullorblind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f8ISpuQbZY

Under a caving beaten
Educated and believes
Unload a gun the son
Into the breach from which it came.

Aside from writing walls on
Put on as if facts to see
Reactions cause deferral
From a passed on futures needs.

Pissing on clocks uncertain
Heavy breathing - can it breathe?
This test is way pass stress points
Pushes buttons for release.

They changed the world for certain
Reigning in false prophets made
We're spending all the future
Future's never ours to see.

Add it up (SPINNING THE TELEVISION)
Add it out (PUT IT BACK IN IT'S PLACE)
Shameful what my black eyes
Collurize.

Hack it up (STOP LOSING OPPOSITION)
Shake it out (PUTTING UP WITH THIS PLACE)
Dream bloody eyes, red full of lies
Collurize.

Fade out in one act over
Turning never ending dream
All caught and caught up in
The moments we can never see.

Aside from writing walls on (FOREVER AGING)
Put on as it facts to see (FOREVER GAINING)
Reactions cause deferral (FOREVER CHANGING)
For a passed on future needs.

Add it up (SPEND IT ON TELEVISION)
Add it out (PUT IT BACK IN IT'S PLACE)
Painful what my black eyes
Collurize.

Hack it up (STOP LOSING OPPOSITION)
Shake it out (PUT BACK IN IT'S PLACE)
Shame bloody eyes, red full of lies
Collurize.

The body's lost a lot of caption
Forest for the trees.
For making mistake and
I'm never older than my truths.

Eyes don't hate want, want to want to wake up
Want to want to wake up
Eyes don't hate up what want to want to wake up
Want to want to wake up
Eyes don't hate that want to want to wake up
Want to want to wake up
Eyes don't fake that want to want to wake up.
Want to want to wake up
Eyes don't face up that want to want to wake up.
...
(Other wise face it)



Skinny Puppy - Village
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T_113_lEJI

Ask the tinfoil watching to answer back
Spinning the chemtrails like a knife in the back
This whole skys falling thing now you see underneath

You tortured me now I'm lying on my back
Floating rhythm EMF frying flying pan
I'm just an egg so ready to crack
Cooking from the inside yeah I'm ready to crack

All sides rape and pillage tripping in the village
Collapse collapse
All sides pay the lie cause it's happening now
Relax

Collapse collapse
Relax

Hook up the moonwalk
Angles sunlight
Maybe it couldn't be
Held together by a paperclip

In a calculated dream
You set me up
As if I cut my wrists
Eyes just couldn't see

To build a wreck upon this ship of busted broken dreams

You tortured me now I'm lying on my back
Floating rhythm EMF frying flying pan
I'm just an egg so ready to crack
Cooking from the inside yeah I'm ready to crack

All sides lying naked playing in the village
Collapse collapse
All sides make me laugh cause it's happening now
Relax

(I'm the delusion who fell through the crack
Like an ace in a deck)



(Has somebody checked out the new Skinny puppy album beside me? Do you like it? I really dig their latest albums and oHGr releases. It suits my musical taste way more than their old stuff...)
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Re: How to interpret lyrics?

Postby Emong » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Sometimes lyrics that seem random and nonsensical really are random and nonsensical...or at least indepicherable. Don't worry about your English :)
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Re: How to interpret lyrics?

Postby CastielTheFallen » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:35 pm

If you can't figure out the meaning behind a songs lyrics yourself, I've found that this site is a pretty good place to go to see what others think.

http://www.songmeanings.net/
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Re: How to interpret lyrics?

Postby Qyot27 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:45 pm

Even though I'm a couple weeks late...
Emong wrote:Sometimes lyrics that seem random and nonsensical really are random and nonsensical...or at least indepicherable. Don't worry about your English :)

This. Especially when it's Skinny Puppy we're talking about. I tend to lean toward the idea that most of their lyrics are meant more to paint some sort of mental picture than they are to actually say something with a coherent point to them.
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