Friday, February 27, 2009


1) Give up chocolate for 40 days.
2) Fasting every Wednesday and Friday.
3) Half an hour of bible/prayer time each day.

Ok good luck to me

Monday, January 5, 2009

Are we human or are we dancer?

And sometimes I get nervous
When I see an open door
Close your eyes, clear your heart
Cut the cord

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer
Are we human or are we dancer?

So, Ive always been curious to what this song really means and due to boredom and curiosity, I spent an hour reading about it online and these are the best interpretation by other people that I can find.

The line 'are we human or are we dancer?' was taken from a journalist Hunter S. Thompson before he committed suicide, and the deeper meaning behind it is this: It is not in the literal sense, like are we humans (species) or are we dancers. Dancers are not unique or individual when in a group, they are all the same. And each human is different, so he's saying are we individual or are we all the same. This theme continues when he sings 'Cut the cord' meaning puppets. Cut the cord so they can be free and unique -Katiemac

The imagery speaks of 'dancers' as almost like 'puppets'. Brandon is speaking of letting go, "platform of surrender" "cut the cord" "close your eyes, clear your heart" This "letting go" is to cease to be "Human" because he no longer has life, (eyes closed, cleared heart) and he feels like a "Dancer", a puppet on strings.The puppet versus human contrast is throughout. To be human is to have life and choice. To be dancer is to be controlled by strings or "cords". He uses a play on words, instead of "vital signs" his "signs are vital" and "my hands are cold", i.e. lifeless, he is lifeless, and reading his signs are vital in knowing what he really is. He goes on to "say goodbye" to everything (soul and romance, etc), embarking into that "open door" Like a slouched puppet, he's on his knees. Puppets have no strength in their legs. Yet he wants to "be let go" and to "cut the cord" could refer to losing his strings and being freed from control, no longer being a puppet. Or it could refer to no longer being human. If you "cut the cord", you pull life support on someone. In mythology, The Fates, "cut your cord" and you die, no longer with the life that makes one Human. -Icarus Fixius

Haha well, I'd never really figured it out myself. My initial interpretation was dancer was actually the opposite of a "puppet" imagery. I though being a dancer means being free and not tied down by humanly needs/social conformity or norms ... haha guess I was wrong. That's why i didnt take lit and should never take lit. Haha ok bye