82. Mechanical Forest – Original Daily Death Folk Song from Sumerias Fain (Metal-ish, Steampunk?)

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82. Mechanical Forest - Original Daily Death Folk Song from Sumerias Fain (Metal-ish, Steampunk?)

Like usual, this ended up taking more time than I thought. This one sounds kinda different. I guess I try to make’em all sound different, but I think I might have succeeded here. Sorry for the hard to read lyrics at the beginning – they were legible before I uploaded it. Steampunk? Probably not, but Marie suggested I throw it in there, just in case. Mechanical Forest The forest looked up and saw a beautiful machine It straddled the drifts of the air The forest looked down and saw the soul of a fish drown inside the spit of it’s lair When the forest looked back up it was a hundred years since and the machine was alive with a hum but the soul of the fish was gone a terrible way and replaced with a tiny comb of bone Mechanical Forest and scrape, and clang, and… The forest clothed itself with nickel and iron stripped from the solid core. The forest clothed its sap in molten metals mined from conductive ores. The birds of the breeze were changed to mercuries and oozled down against the sky Everything flashed with the sheen of a knife and nothing began to die Mechanical Forest and scrape, and clang, and… The forest looked up and saw a beautiful machine It straddled the drifts of the air A thing of crypt, and a beast of yore that might never ever fall from the air The forest looked down for the soul of the fish It looked then around and around The forest looked down for the soul of the fish until it forgot what it was.

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  1. Haha totally. Its an interesting time for humanity, we are still very young; like seedlings to redwoods, of potential intelligence. The 20th century and whats to come, is like the cambrian explosion–just a burst of newness out of seemingly no where! So because this new burst of tech, and change in thought, is so relatively different than anything from our past– its hard to compare today, to the past; and so its hard to have any trustful prediction on where the world is heading!!!

  2. To me, it seems like things have started going incredibly fast since the invention of the computer. Like if you compare the 1500s and the 1600s, you’ll find some cultural differences, but the technology’ll be fairly similar. I feel like I might not even recognize any of the world 100 years from now. The dualism between humanity and nature seems artificial to me as well. Sometimes I think of skyscrapers as glorified ant hills.

  3. Cool! I think we were on the same track. I was hoping that it didn’t convey any moral judgement on the goodness/badness of the change. I appreciate the attention ya gave this one :)

  4. —..we are simply just recreating a new natural setting, that you can’t really say is good or bad, simply because the earth sorta allowed this sort of activity to be harbored in existence in the first place, since we are creatures of the earth. And indeed change is necessary for there to be life, ‘getting rid of beloved things to move “ahead”‘, –because without death, there can be no life.

  5. Cool, yea I had the same thoughts pretty much. I saw it as Human’s print, our technological and physical expansions, spreading across the “untamed” world; like a destructive bacterial population growing too rapidly in a petri dish. And although it seems unnatural for such destruction to be taking place…we are natural creatures of the earth; in a way, nothing we do can be unnatural. bull dozing a forest with our machines, isn’t far off from beavers disrupting ecosystems. so… –>