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Testing my ability to use Lyrics to understand the meaning of a song Answered

Okay, so I want you to tell me what you think. I am testing my ability to tell what a song means by it's lyrics/song title.

Song: Deviate From the Form
Artist: Scar Symmetry

Okay, so already there is a clue. The word "Deviate" means to swerve, avoid, etc. So obviously, this song is about avoiding something.

Now, lest look at the lyrics.

First verse:


I transcend my earthly form
Through some questions never asked before
Question the need to be a machine
That responds automatically

Okay, so "I transcend my earthly form". Transcend means to outdo, or exceed. So, basically, imo basically saying that you are doing better, or knowing better than a human. Knowing whats right and wrong about some questions that haven't been asked before. I suppose they mean something like "When will the next largest technological revolution happen?" Or "What inventions will destroy our planet in the future?". Like questions technological revolutions,  and future disasters or inventions.

To back up that paragraph, read the next two lines. "Question the need to be a machine that responds automatically". Or to translate that, why do we need all these machines? Do we really have to be too lazy? What's next, self folding clothes? We do not NEED all these inventions.

And later in the song, it talks about how there are changes, and turning into nothing. And what I mean by that, is that there will be so many innovations, that Earth will be pretty much taken over by robots. It will be nothing. All these machines are monotonous. They do not think, or have emotions. They are NOTHING.

So to sum it up, I think this song means that they are trying to avoid becoming nothing. They do not like how there is an invention for almost everything ever thought up. They are staying in the past where we did not need all these gadgets



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lemonie

8 years ago

They might deviate from the form by not sounding like a whole load of other bands, but I doubt it...

L