Flawed Design [Stabilo]

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Flawed Design [Stabilo]

Unread postby musicmonkey » Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:58 pm

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When I was a young boy
I was honest and I had more self-control
If I was tempted I would run
Then, when I got older
I began to lie to get exactly what I wanted
When I wanted it
- And I wanted it
Now, I'm having trouble differentiating
Between what I want
And what I need
To make me happy
So instead of thinking I just stop
Before I have the chance to contemplate the
Consequences of action

Bridge:
And I will turn off
And I will shut down
Burying the voices of my conscience hitting ground
And I will turn off
And I will shut down
The chemicals are restless in my head

Chorus:
'Cuz I lie
Not because I want to
But I seem to need to
All the time
Yeah, I lie
And I don't even know it
Maybe this is
All a part of my flawed design

And ever since I figured out
That I could control other people
I've had trouble sleeping
With both eyes closed
And if I asked permission
If I make sure it's ok
I promise I won't slip up this time
You can trust me
But never take advice from someone
Who just admitted to being devious
Who just confessed to treason
And I would ask
That you never ask a question
That I cannot ask myself
For it might
Dirty up your conscience

Chorus:
'Cuz I lie
Not because I want to
But I seem to need to
All the time
Yeah, I lie
And I don't even know it
Maybe this is
All a part of my -

And how can you say those things
Why can't you just believe?
And how can you say those things
And keep a straight face?
And how can you say those things
Why can't you just believe?
And how can you say those things
And keep a straight face?

Bridge [x2]

'Cuz I lie
Not because I want to
But I seem to need to
All the time
Yeah, I lie
And I don't even know it
Maybe this is
All a part of my -
'Cuz I lie
And if I could control it
Maybe I could leave it all behind
Yeah, I lie
And I don't even know it
Maybe this is all a part of my
Flawed design

Artist: Stabilo
Album: Happiness & Disaster [2006]
Label: EMI

EMI Music Canada wrote:Stabilo return with 'Happiness & Disaster', the greatly anticipated follow-up to their extremely successful debut EP 'Cupid?', which will be released on Mar 14, 2006.

The brilliant harmonies and superb song writing of Stabilo have evolved on 'Happiness & Disaster'; growing from the prolific song writing talents of Jesse and Chris. Jesse's beautifully unique vocals paint stirring and darker imagery, balanced against Chris' brighter, gentler vocals and playing style, and tied together by the dynamic inventive rhythms of Karl and Nathan. 'Happiness & Disaster' features the lead single and video 'Flawed Design', as well as the stirring songs 'Kidding Ourselves', 'Beautiful Madness', and 'Go Get Your Guns'. Also featured as a bonus hidden track is an all new version of their hit 'Everybody' re-recorded during the 'Happiness & Disaster' recording sessions in late 2005.



In Romans 7:14-20, Paul wrote:We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

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Unread postby scottfinn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:27 pm

Wow. Couldn't ask for much more of a smack in the face than that.

Flawed design. Not an excuse. Just a fact.

It's up to us to aspire to rise above it.

Thanks for sharing, Coach.

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Unread postby musicmonkey » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:36 pm

Let's get a discussion going about it. Define smack.

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Unread postby scottfinn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:58 pm

smack: slap: a blow from a flat object

The flat object, in this case, being the truth of our nature. Lies are so common that we don't eve need to think about them, and we pretty much expect to be surrounded by them daily.

In rare circumstances, we find someone that is completely truthful with us. In turn, this truthful person expects the same from us. If we ever veer from that truthfulness, and this is exposed, we are in for a long and grueling road to redemption. If we even get to reach it.

Smack. Sometimes, the truth hurts.

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Unread postby Mercuryotis » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:16 pm

It's interesting how dishonesty creates its own world, which I think is nicely illustrated by that video and the song itself. My favorite verse I guess would be:

And ever since I figured out
That I could control other people
I've had trouble sleeping
With both eyes closed

When you are confronted by your own deviousness, soon you suspect everyone around you. When they sense it, their behavior changes toward you, and soon it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I also liked the use of Dali's surrealism in the video; his stuff has a way of growing on me.
Mark

A man cannot live an authenticly human life as a man, unless he has become a child of God.
-Augustine


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