Lyrics & Interpretations: Heidegger, Marx or Foucault

For some years I’ve had a motto that I’ve expressed something like this: Out of six billion people there are people bound to have a more well-founded opinion than you – be prepared to change.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that I go around constantly longing for being proven wrong, but it’s a reminder to be open to the fact that I don’t know everything. In an era of opinions over facts, and facts being reduced to ‘my subjective experience and anecdotal evidence says differently’ it may be wise to have this constant reminder as a mental post-it before your eyes. In this song, I try to express just that; not longing for my beliefs, but also not clinging to them like everlasting certainties.

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I don’t long

to be proven wrong

But I’m not sure I care

for certainty

in one belief

 

I don’t know

I don’t know if I do need to know

If things are what they seem or no

I could grow, but no wiser though

And I used to feel sure,

now I know

I can’t hold on to all I am told

that some statements are just made in bold

But still, there is no truth in the mold

It’s a slope of a road

 

In the end who was right? I don’t know

Was it Heidegger, Marx or Foucault?

If there are secrets to life

then there’s more than one kind

Do you see, I don’t know

 

I don’t long

to be proven wrong

But I’m not sure I care

for certainty

in one belief

 

”Heidegger, Marx or Foucault” is a part of my debut album ”Darkness on the edge of ecstasy” out now on Sonar Kollektiv!

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