Dredg: Matroshka Meaning
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For once I held you tight, but shadow hands grabbed at me
You're head was in the clouds, now those clouds are in your head
It's when you needed me, so I listened to what you said
Look another year...
mercurysunset Dec 8th, 2006 12:00am report
Matroshka means the Ornament.
This is the lament of the rational mind, viewing all of the mystical development that the soul has gone through, and wishing it could just dissappear.
Where the logical mind used to be the most prevailing force of the person, now that he has become a mystic and is entering the Underhill stage of Union, the rational mind gets side-lined, becomes the Ornament, as the spiritual realm takes over.
Even the passage about unconditional love is seen through the rational mind, that it was hard-won, and not without hurt, and he sees unconditional love as a freedom that was earned. He doesn't realize though that unconditional love is not something one earns, or even experiences, but just is. And it's not a process of gain, but rather a process of loss: losing the ego, losing the boundaries between right and wrong until there are no more edges to love, and it can love everything unconditionally.
The rational mind laments and is sad: that's why this is the only song from the second part of the album Catch Without Arms that has a sad theme in it. All of the others from the second part, are invariably ecstatic and over-joyed.
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