Originally posted by PhlabibitSorry, I can't help you out here. I don't have any idea what they're going on about. At first I thought it was going to be about some sort of existentialist dread, but I don't think that's right.
Last chance to consider this song. I'd really like some feedback on this subject... but no one is taking a bite.
Originally posted by PhlabibitNo, the song is about depression, the problem for the protagonist is that his depression defines him so having escaped it his life has no meaning. So he goes to hell and his despair - the true him which he has cast off - goes to heaven.
Thanks guys. The song sounds better than it reads, perhaps. They Might Be Giants is a rather strange band. You either love them, hate them, or have never heard them. I know of only one person that didn't like them, and changed their mind after being bombarded with their music at work. They actually don't like the fact that they now love the music!? ...[text shortened]... k Despair gets to go to Heaven...
I just listened again, and am no closer to an answer.
Originally posted by DeepThoughtGood user name, I'm sold.
No, the song is about depression, the problem for the protagonist is that his depression defines him so having escaped it his life has no meaning. So he goes to hell and his despair - the true him which he has cast off - goes to heaven.
Originally posted by PhlabibitA songwriter knows what his song means to him, but the larger question is, 'does this song carry any truth, or describe the truth?'
They might be giants wrote a song called 'Hopeless Bleak Despair'. Interesting song, but our hero goes to Hell at the end. Here are the lyrics, and would like your thoughts on what this song might mean.
They Might Be Giant
Hopeless Bleak Despair'
I never knew what everybody meant by endless, hopeless bleak despair
Until one d ...[text shortened]... ir? Does he really go to Hell and why? Did his bleak despair really get to go to Heaven?