One day you will either die before your best friend, or your best friend will die before you. Either way, the odds of you both seeing it through to the end together are astronomical.
Yeah, that's definitely some sad and deep stuff right there, especially in your case where your best friend will outlive you by a long shot.. don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I'll do anything bad.. it's just that sometimes shit happens.
Post by mrthejoshmon on Apr 10, 2018 10:18:27 GMT -5
This track is oddly sad, there is also personal element attached for me, it reminds me of something (more specifically, the time of something), without being too revealing it is a time I strive to never repeat yet will inevitably see again.
People are funny...it's no secret that death is unavoidable...yet we keep trying to find ways to make it come slower. It doesn't matter. Death keeps approaching and we are chained to the wall just waiting for him to touch us.
Post by deathevokation on Apr 13, 2018 8:52:08 GMT -5
My father was born in Rhodesia and when he was still young he was drafted into the army and fought against rebels armed by Communists (this was the official story, anyway, Russia and China were blamed, I think).. so many of his friends died and he named my brother and myself after a few of them using our second names. One of his childhood friends served as an air hostess and the airliner she was serving on got shot down by terrorists, said terrorists found the survivors before the army did and executed the men and raped the ladies and girls before executing them as well.. at some point the hatred between both sides became so great that the army abandoned chivalry as well and started executing every terrorist on the spot and I'm almost certain that my father acted as an executioner.. although I never want to know the details, my family has dropped hints about his role, the only things he told my brother and myself was some of the more pleasant memories with his friends and that he led a platoon of 70+ soldiers... he still has nightmares about everything but they're not as bad as they used to be where he'd wake up screaming.
War and conflict both suck for both sides and the side that wins has to deal with the aftermath of a broken economy and rift in their citizenry and revolutionaries run a country the same way they gained power.. knowing this, why do people encourage retribution during a time of peace if it can lead to conflict when the balance is held together by a thread (I'm also referring to "retribution" for retributions sake, where retribution happens AFTER peaceful transition)? Everyone suddenly has a history diploma when it comes to looking up previous transgressions.. but collectivists that use it to justify large scale "retribution" of any kind have skipped the few pages that focus on the history of mankind as a species and I wish they'd go back to the history books.
Anyway, this song hits me in a very specific way considering my father served in the Rhodesian war and my grandfather served in WWII. Deep stuff, man..