Why Are We Here?

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Image by exquisitur via Flickr

It was The Mars Volta

Radio

on Pandora, which this morning was all Pink Floyd,

which is fine, just fine, especially Animals.

I can never get enough

Animals. But I found myself

wondering how it is that humans are still here.

“Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb,”

will do you in good.

I go into the day empty.

Floyd is full, but I’m empty with empty questions.

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  1. #1 by Carl D'Agostino on July 6, 2011 - 4:33 am

    The building and its whole art deco robot/industrial style is so chilling and futuristic as aged as it is. The product of humanity is present but people and humanity are absent, Indicative of the computer age where the absence if human thought in daily processes is apparent.

    • #2 by Carl on July 6, 2011 - 6:39 am

      Yes, it is one of my favorite album covers as well. Thanks for your comment and your perception. It adds to the richness for me.

  2. #3 by Indigo Spider on July 6, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    That line “mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb” used to give me nightmares.

    • #4 by Carl on July 6, 2011 - 8:04 pm

      Yes, there is some powerful thing to those lyrics in the way they’re sung, the harmonies around them…It’s dark, violent surrender.

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