Trivialisation & its Discontents [’17]

2007-ii – Trivialisation & its Discontents [Homage to Freud’s “Civilisation & its Discontents, for World Book Day ’17]

‘Instrumental’ – Uploads 2nd March ’17

Drumming Demo – first recorded before editing 7th April 2015

All [Rough Draft] Lyrics 2016

Yes, we shall not fall out of this world (Ja, aus der Welt warden wir nicht fallen)/We are in it once and for all (Wir sind einmal darin)/So must you bind up the flow of my oceans/By pointing your Id to my head?/We are autonomous not out of choice/As the automation looms on the horizon/Spreading the terror of the façade/Against all the evidence of the senses,/The person in love asserts that ‘I’ and ‘you’ are one/And is ready to behave as if this were so/But it’s too late/The world I recognise/Is unavoidable/I cannot detach/From the absence of pleasure/Because you hacked into my own/We can’t unite/Without uniform/We can’t undress/Without assessment/Because I don’t have/To pick up the phone/For you to listen in/Our trials and tribulations have become your trivialization/The nature of our principle is that we are not content/Rigorous analysis for gentle solace/Newborn faces/On the line/On the online/We can’t unite/Without uniform/We can’t undress/Without assessment/Because I don’t have/To pick up the phone/For you to listen in/I cannot detach/From the absence of pleasure/Because you hacked into my own/The first step towards establishing the reality principle/The intermediate stages have mostly died out/And are only known to us through reconstructions/Exposure asks us to devolve into something bigger/Have I ever been masked for a photo?/Have I ever been masked for a protest?/Why not demand a warpable personality/Isn’t it fantastic, isn’t it fantastical/Our trials and tribulations have become your trivialization

 

Italicised lyrics = quotes from: Freud, S. (2011) Civilisation and its Discontents. [Online] Available from: http://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/civilization-and-its-discontents/100124 [accessed 10 March 2015]

Instrumental Music Video 2nd March 2017

Soundcloud Link [Free Download]

 

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