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Pendulum – Comprachicos lyrics

Manipulation doesn't shape me
And I'm just feeling the part took out
And even though this curse restrains me
I got so many things to yell about

Well I could fight this
But I may die
And all I want is to be the apple in your eye
Well I could stay here
Strap on my face
Listen to the words that put me in my place

I have seen a transition
And you wondered what I'm gonna do about it
You thought that my eyes were behind my back
Though that I didn't want to but as you see

Throw it away
'Cause I got the patience
To see you drown
To watch you go down

I am the reality you wish you had
I war against your constant re-emulation
All that I strive for is to believe in you
Words that I hold true

Throw it away
'Cause I got the patience
To see you drown
To watch you go down

Throw it away
'Cause I got the patience
To see you drown
To watch you go down

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  • u
    When I first heard the song, my friend didn't tell me the name of it, and it almost sounded like a sadistic man, being held by a sadistic women, and stewing in his hatred for her despite how alike they were. However there was an internal struggle, that eventually he bore into hatred.
    The curse was their love born in sadism and sin. However by the end of the song, he's sworn in vengeance. Not because he hated what she'd done to him, but because he was never going to let her look down upon her.
    I know it's not the meaning of the song. It's rllly not. It's just what I thought of when I heard the music and. Just the way he hardly gets the lyrics out as if he's being abused as he's singing. The lyrics are violent - not the actual words as much as how he actually sings them in the song.
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  • h
    Actually, this is probably even more relevant:.
    "The production of monsters--helpless, twisted monsters whose normal development has been stunted--goes on all around us. But the modern heirs of the comprachicos are smarter and subtler. They do not hide, they practice their trade in the open, the results are invisible. In the past this horrible surgery left traces on a child's face, not in his mind. Today it leaves traces in his mind, not on his face. In both cases the child is not aware of the mutilation he has suffered. Today's comprachicos do not use narcotic powders. They take a child before he is fully aware of reality and never let him develop that awareness. Where nature put a normal brain, they put mental retardation. To make you unconscious for life by means of your own brain, nothing could be more ingenious. They are the comprachicos of the mind. They do not place a child into a vase to adjust his body to its contours. They place him into a school to adjust him to society." - Ayn Rand The New Left 1971.
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    "The comprachicos (child buyers) were strange and hideous nomads in the 17th century. They made children into sideshow freaks. To succeed in producing a freak one must get hold of him early; a dwarf must be started when he is small. They stunted growth, they mangled features. It was an art/science of inverted orthopedics. Where nature had put a straight glance, this art put a squint. Where nature had put harmony, they put deformity and imperfection. The child was not aware of the mutilation he had suffered. This horrible surgery left traces on his face, not in his mind. During the operation the little patient was unconscious by means of a stupefying magic powder.
    In China since time immemorial, they have achieved refinement in a special art and industry: the molding of living man. One takes a child two or three years old and puts them into a grotesquely shaped porcelain vase. It is without cover or bottom, so the head and feet protrude. In the daytime the vase is upright, at night it is laid down so the child can sleep. Thus the child slowly fills the contours of the vase with compressed flesh and twisted bones. This bottled development continues for several years. At a certain point, it becomes an irreparable monster. Then the vase is broken and one has a man in the shape of a pot. " - Victor Hugo The Man Who Laughs 1869.
    That's seriously messed: S But hopefully it helps in your understanding of the song by having some history behind the name.
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