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LynnLinn
(wild eyed peoploid)
11/25/00 10:33 PM
1984 [re: nekoneko]  

nekoneko,

I drudged through George Orwell's "1984", because Diamond Dogs was derived from it. I don't recommend it though, because it's SO boring compared to Bowie's version.

Orwell probably explained "thought speak", and "think speak" a total of 300 times by the second chapter. I was like "I GET IT!!! Let's move on!"

BUT, I really interpret this song as a love that's destined to fail, and rather than the lovers have hope like in Romeo and Juliet, they accept that their love will fail, and knowing in the comfort of that, they tentatively stay together until they're broken apart.

So, it's "Heroes" in reverse, In Heroes our lovers will stop at nothing to be together, and in "We are the Dead" our lovers stop at the threat of torture or death, or whatever terrible fate awaits them if they get caught. So they stay "alive", but just barely because they can't DO what they want to do, their senses are intentionally deadened...hence...They are the dead.

-LynnLinn

Official Ambassador of the now dismantled Rose_Stardust Fan Club


 
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*We Are The Dead  nekoneko11/24/00 00:09 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  DigitalTiina08/23/03 07:05 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  LemonInABag07/11/03 10:47 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  LaughingGnoome03/11/03 08:00 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  dymondog08/06/03 08:02 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Beltene08/06/03 08:12 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  dymondog08/07/03 02:02 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Cucumber08/07/03 02:09 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  AdamModerator06/06/03 10:39 AM
.*We Are The Dead - Pressmen and all  LaughingGnoome06/06/03 10:58 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead - Pressmen and all  revidescent06/15/03 11:40 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead - Pressmen and all  zimmo06/07/03 05:37 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead - Pressmen and all  LaughingGnoome06/15/03 02:06 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Cisite01/19/02 04:21 PM
.*Candidate  pussycatraynor12/08/00 04:11 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Frank_Solo12/06/00 03:21 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  AladdinBizzare12/06/00 05:43 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Sysiyo12/07/00 07:54 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  crimsondynamo12/04/00 01:22 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  AladdinBizzare11/26/00 03:02 PM
..1984  LynnLinn11/25/00 10:33 PM
.*Re: 1984  ellaadams11/26/00 00:18 AM
.*Re: 1984  LynnLinn11/26/00 05:19 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  SillyBoyBlue11/25/00 10:11 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  BarbieBitch11/25/00 08:05 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  ellaadams11/25/00 07:54 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  hallospace12/04/00 01:28 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Fat Bastard (Angelic Whore)12/04/00 03:25 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Eddie_the_Bear11/25/00 03:22 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  ravensilver0911/25/00 06:39 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Ziggi11/25/00 06:54 PM
.*Fuck-me pumps  LynnLinn11/25/00 10:24 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Earnest11/25/00 01:56 PM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Isolar_11/25/00 07:31 AM
.*Re: We Are The Dead  Eddie_the_Bear11/25/00 03:12 PM
.*Earthling.  Tristan11/25/00 12:45 PM
.*Re: Earthling.  Isolar_11/25/00 01:02 PM
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