everyone’s got their chains to break
were you born to resist or be abused?
is someone getting the best
t͑͏̱̬͕ȟ͉̻̪̖̬̥̰̎ͣ͌̈́̀ͣe̳̝̮̼͇̤̗ͯ̾̔ͦ ̸̮̟͇͓̮̜͋̉͑̿̔̌ͬb̛̝͋͑̄̒e̦̜̗̩̱̟̬͛̔s̙ṯ̥̪͖͙̓̽̑̽ͫ͌͗͢ͅ ̳̲̖͕̘͓̋ͬ̈ͮ̿̆t̳̱̖̼̪̊ḩ̫͍̦ͭ͒e̦̙͔̫͚͖̮̍ͨ͂͊̿̆͊́ ̙͍̤̫͎̯̭̾̾ͯ̉̏̓͝b͖̻̫̍̑͋̎̈ͫͭê̳s͉̹͙͙̻̠̃t͍ͤ͒
̰̯͓͈̼͕̃̌͆̈́ͬ͆̈́͝t̲͙͇̟̠͎̺̑͛h̸͕̮͉̝̙̫̏̔ͧͨ́̃e̡͚̝̲ͦ̽̇͆̃ ͉̞̪̼͕̯̐̎ͣ̊̒ḃ̋̉̇͗͋̃͏͔e̼̰͈̅́̓ͬ̑s̸͎̫̦̖͖͈͇̄̃ͣͬt͇̔̈ͥ̔ ͧt̲̰ͧ͞ĥ̓̓̈́ͣ͗ḛ̷͇̘͕̤̫̮͆̑̈́̓̄
͈̥̱̘̰b̙͂͒e̪͆͗̈̃̇s̼͚͛͠ͅt̶̻͚̠͖ͩ́ ͍͔͍͚̩̳̮͒ṯ͐ͣ̊̋̂̅͝ḧ́̎ͤ͂e̳͔͇̯̩̮̾̒ͣͨ̕ ͕̜̙̖ͯ͗̈́̈́̒̓̒b̲̰̺̦̠̗̮e̸̪̓́̈sͧ͐̈́ţ̳̖̞̓̀ͥͅ
̼͈̞͕͈̤̭̂ͤ͌ͨ̈́ͫ͛t̫͍̼̘͍͋ͭh̜̲̯̥̻͈̐͐͘ͅe̝͎͚̳̐ͤ͂̏̀ͅ ̵̭͚̔b̦̰̼͍̯̱̓ͦě͍̑̓͝s̟ͤ͆ͯ̀͛t̡̮̩͂̐̈̒̂ͩ ̸̣̭͇̖̦̬͖ͤͭ̈́͛̇͋͋t̢̞̱͖̞̼̥̍h̩̣̱͍̗̝̀͡e͈̻̠͕͓̻ͨ̀͒ ̤̲͑͑̔ͧb̳͎̮ͫͮ̀̽͡ȅ͆ͤͧ̒s̓̄̋ͤt̥̫͔̭͎̲̝ͭ͗ͪ̏ͤͣ̓
Make Love is one of those tracks that is this perfect blend of organic and electric. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a song that sounds more organic and natural then this song - and it’s by an electronic duo.
It’s main melody consists of a deliciously rich piano, undoubtedly played by Thomas since he’s the piano oriented one where Guy is more guitar. And immediately you get this mental image of Thomas just kind of slowly playing a piano with this richness and grace that’s so undeniably Thomas. In the back, there’s the rich little plucking sounds that might be an electric guitar. (I’m not too sure on this, I’m not the best at guitars) But if it is, then that’s Guy with a guitar with Thomas keys away on a piano and it’s just this kind of lovely image. A calm and quiet little music session between two friends.
And then there’s the 808 drum beat which is set to mimic a heartbeat, and naturally your body’s chemistry wants to slow your own heartbeat down to match it. And it’s kind of a calming sensation. It’s not too loud and noticeable, it’s not like Kanye West’s 808’s and Heartbreak album where the thudding heartbeats are right there in your face. It’s a subtle thing. A breathing life.
And the vocals are Guy singing, like /singing/ singing. Only two words. The title of the song. But one word is unedited and the other has just the barest hint of a vocoder or digital distortion. A robotic voice that wants to sing so beautifully but there’s still that little bit of electric influence. And Guy’s voice is so beautiful and rich and smooth and it’s blended in so while, some people don’t even notice the vocals the first few times they listen to it.
Something I like to say and think about is that there’s songs that just kind of inherently are a part of you. Songs that match the way your brain and soul works and beats and exists, it’s hard to explain. Something that speaks to your soul. As if the wavelengths of your brain was written out, this is the song that the lines would make. It’s organic. The entire song ebbs and flows like waves on a beach. Growing more intense to a kind of a peak, then it draws back, patient, before building itself up again and calming once more. Make Love is kind of like my spirit song, or something. A sound that is so undeniably me.
I dunno. It’s funny, but I feel like this track is just exactly the way my mind lives and breathes.
I remember crying over you and I don’t mean a couple of tears and I’m blue. I’m talking about collapsing and screaming at the moon.
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.