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Edmund Kemper solved it all

He fooled the shrinks

Fooled the shrinks

It then apears the proclaimation

He fooled the shrinks

Fooled the shrinks

Edmund Kemper solved it all

He fooled the shrinks

Fooled the shrinks



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    Jul 26th, 2011 7:41am report

    Personal interpretation, it's a pretty confusing song in my opinion:
    Edmund Kemper solved it all he fooled the shrinks, fooled the shrinks!
    -According to the info about E.K. he apparently faked being sane so he fooled the shrinks

    It then appears that the proclamation, he fooled the shrinks, fooled shrinks!

    -Again it was obviously later discovered that he wasn't sane. So the proclamtion says he fooled the shrinks.

    The fortress of forever, been forsaken! Man made promise polluted with blue dye
    Man made promise polluted with blue dye.

    -I think the fortress of forever is planet Earth... Men have always talked about doing what's best for the enviroment, etc. but are still polluting and polluting none stop. I think the first verse about Edmund Kemper is just saying the malice a human being could have(or craziness for that matter) maybe about not keeping a promise.

    Can we tamper, we have gained, Outer Space! Outer Space!
    A million years of devestation of, Outer Space! Outer space!

    -I think it means men should not interfere with outer space(could be a reference to us "getting" to the moon) because they would be careless and do the same thing the're doing on Earth. The're tampering with a peaceful place and it's better to leave it that way.

    That's not true! The human race!

    -Its sarcasm. Like "That's not true, we're not polluting!" sarcastically...

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