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Offline Fallout

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ROADN Interpretations
« on: October 17, 2012, 01:18:58 am »
For me, working out what each song is about is one of my favourite things about Machinae albums, and this one has been no different. One thing I do have to say though, is on ROADN, a lot of the songs seem a lot easier to work out - is it just me or has anyone else noticed there were less metaphorical songs on this album? Or am I just getting better at reading into the lyrics from spending far too much time reading them?

I shan't ruin everyone's fun with jumping straight in and explaining what I think every song is, I'll leave that to you guys. I do have to say though, I think I have a hell of a theory on Pieces.

Notice how each verse seems to have a different style to it?
There's a "personal" verse, a few verses remind me of Machinae's older lyrical style ("epic/drama-ey" metaphorical stuff),  there's what could be read as an anti-religion verse, there's two anti-corporation verses.. all it's missing is an anti-war verse, right?

It's a song about how we are all made up of these pieces of opinions and views, but that we aren't necessarily our own person, because those pieces are formed by the influence of others around you. In the end though, it's okay that we are all ultimately made up of badly-made jigsaw pieces that don't quite fit together, because there is hope that we can change the world for the better.
More importantly, the way that the song shows us that we are these "pieces" is through each verse being a "piece" of Rob.


Any other interpretations you guys want to put together, feel free to post them in this thread. :)
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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 02:04:06 pm »
I love this interpretation :D

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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 08:25:30 pm »
For me, working out what each song is about is one of my favourite things about Machinae albums, and this one has been no different. One thing I do have to say though, is on ROADN, a lot of the songs seem a lot easier to work out - is it just me or has anyone else noticed there were less metaphorical songs on this album? Or am I just getting better at reading into the lyrics from spending far too much time reading them?
Didn't you already notice that on the last album?
We're open to such things, we've even talked many times about doing it with Inja, but in a way that's redundant because we can already get Erica
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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 09:14:39 pm »
Less of an interpretation, but my mind links All of My Angels to Ghost (Beneath the Surface) from Redeemer Retail Edition, with the latter coming before the former. Without the person who found who they were beneath all the water/lies, they would be trapped and at risk if they fell back into that old life, turning the water into ice.
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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 01:38:28 am »
For me, working out what each song is about is one of my favourite things about Machinae albums, and this one has been no different. One thing I do have to say though, is on ROADN, a lot of the songs seem a lot easier to work out - is it just me or has anyone else noticed there were less metaphorical songs on this album? Or am I just getting better at reading into the lyrics from spending far too much time reading them?
Didn't you already notice that on the last album?
Probably. Maybe I'm just getting better at reading into the lyrics. I dunno. :)

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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 06:47:35 am »
Just popping in to say that "99" is amazing. OWS has led to a lot of protest songs over the last year or so, and... well, they've been hit-or-miss at best. But "99" makes the point it needs to without being too blunt or transparent, and doesn't tie itself to OWS, which means it won't sound dated after the movement dies out. That and it's just awesome.

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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 05:59:08 pm »
Probably. Maybe I'm just getting better at reading into the lyrics. I dunno. :)

I think you are. I feel like this one is harder to crack than A View. For example, All of my Angels and Pieces are still a bit of a mystery to me. Plus, I don't know how serious Laser Speed Force is meant to be, it could be just a generic fight song like Hero, but it could also be so over the top, cheesy and ironic that it's meant as criticism (like Rocket Dragon)...
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Re: ROADN Interpretations
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 10:51:24 pm »
Probably. Maybe I'm just getting better at reading into the lyrics. I dunno. :)

I think you are. I feel like this one is harder to crack than A View. For example, All of my Angels and Pieces are still a bit of a mystery to me. Plus, I don't know how serious Laser Speed Force is meant to be, it could be just a generic fight song like Hero, but it could also be so over the top, cheesy and ironic that it's meant as criticism (like Rocket Dragon)...

Yeah, a lot of A View is pretty straightforward, I have to say. Way more hidden meanings and metaphors on this one.