Vicarious by tool


A challenge from a friend and fellow blogger Arthurunk, please do check out his blog.

Your interpretation of the lyrics in the song Vicarious by Tool, minimum 500 words, any style before December 31st this year.

Please take a look at their official video that can be found on YouTube.

Eye on the TV
‘Cause tragedy thrills me.
Whatever flavour
It happens to be like:
“Killed by the husband”,
“Drowned by the ocean”,
“Shot by his own son”,
“She used a poison in his tea”,
“And kissed him goodbye”.
That’s my kind of story.
It’s no fun ’til someone dies.

Don’t look at me like
I am a monster.
Frown out your one face
But with the other.
Stare like a junkie
Into the TV.
Stare like a zombie
While the mother
Holds her child,
Watches him die
Hands to the sky,
Crying, “Why, oh, why?”

‘Cause I need to watch things die from a distance.
Vicariously I live while the whole world dies.

You all need it too.
Don’t lie.

Why can’t we just admit it?
Why can’t we just admit it?

We won’t give pause until the blood is flowing.
Neither the brave nor bold
Will write us the story, so,
We won’t give pause until the blood is flowing.

I need to watch things die from a good safe distance.
Vicariously I live while the whole world dies.

You all feel the same.
So, why can’t we just admit it?

Blood like rain come down.
Drum on grave and ground.

Part vampire, part warrior.
Carnivore and voyeur.
Stare at the transmittal.
Sing to the death rattle.

La, la, la, la, la, la, la-lie. [4x]

Credulous at best, your desire to believe in angels in the hearts of men.
Pull your head on out your hippie haze and give a listen.
Shouldn’t have to say it all again.

The universe is hostile, so impersonal.
Devour to survive.
So it is. So it’s always been.

We all feed on tragedy.
It’s like blood to a vampire.

Vicariously I live while the whole world dies.
Much better you than I.

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By definition, vicarious is an adjective which means experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person. Or acting or doing for another.

This song is a poetic approach to illustrating the world today. A soulful cry out for help. A voice in the desert, the voice of those who *see*. A truthful tale of the bold.

The ironies of life and the blood thirsty nature of man. Man feeds on negativity and the pain/disaster of others. Man feels great to know that it is a collective suffering. Noone wants to hurt alone.

Man being stripped of his humanity.

Men have given up on themselves.

*Vicarious* illustrates an era where /the government of the people, for the people and by the people/ is the exact massive scam of elites on the mindless/opinion less population. Feeding on chaos to plant destruction.

Society as we see it is a vampire in disguise.

Nowadays, most of us feed on the mainstream media “news” without thinking twice. Maybe it’s time we truly opened our eyes.

………………………………………….

Earlier this month, I wrote 2 other challenge posts from my blogger friends Weasley
and Chirasree,

please do take a look at the irony of life and the scruples hidden deep inside.

God bless.

Idealize…

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