• Saltillo "Monocyte" quotes / lyrics

    Feb 11 2012, 20:37

    OK, not as full as the one I did for Ganglion, but anyway, here are the sources of quotes on Saltillo's Monocyte I've managed to found so far.


    Monocyte graphic novel
    Durational Lords, your time is drawn, now bleed the sting of fear again. Construct with veil to persist. Tradition insists a fleeting prevail. Meet me by nature, then fall by the same. Death will know your name.

    I am the obligation of creation, as such undistinguished. All creatures must bare witness to cause, my undefined pretense imposed to effect. Trust the way of things enough to know that this must be.

    Henry IV, Part 1, William Shakespeare
    I know not whether God will have it so
    For some displeasing service I have done,
    That, in his secret doom, out of my blood
    He’ll breed revengement and a scourge for me.

    But thou dost in thy passages of life
    Make me believe that thou art only marked
    For the hot vengeance and the rod of heaven
    To punish my mistreadings. Tell me else,

    Could such inordinate and low desires,
    Such poor, such bare, such lewd, such mean attempts,
    Such barren pleasures, rude society
    As thou art matched withal, and grafted to,

    Accompany the greatness of thy blood,
    And hold their level with thy princely heart?

    The Medea, Euripides
    Why are you standing here all alone in front of the Gates and moaning to yourself over your misfortune?
    Source unknown
    When the wars are done.
    And the waste and misery that follow great conflicts
    and pleads for tranquil times.
    Sonnet 144, William Shakespeare
    Two loves I have of comfort and despair,
    Which like two spirits do suggest me still:
    The better angel is a man right fair,
    The worser spirit a woman colour'd ill.
    Henry VI, Part 3, William Shakespeare
    How many make the hour full complete;
    How many hours bring about the day;
    How many days will finish up the year;
    How many years a mortal man may live.
    When this is known, then to divide the times:
    So many hours must I tend my flock;
    So many hours must I take my rest;

    So many hours must I contemplate;
    So many hours must I sport myself;
    So many days my ewes have been with young;
    So many weeks ere the poor fools will ean:
    So many years ere I shall shear the fleece:
    So minutes, hours, days, months, and years,
    Pass'd over to the end they were created,
    Would bring white hairs unto a quiet grave.
    Ah, what a life were this! how sweet! how lovely!
    I Hate You

    Matthew 4:16
    The people living in darkness have seen a Great Light.
    Jeremiah 17:9
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
    Source unknown
    (...) and every girl are afraid of being laughed at, you are afraid of being talked about, you are afraid of being at school... because don't want to be laughed at.

    I have found out what God wants you to do. I sincerely hope that as a result of this assembly this high school will be a better high school. Thank you very much and God bless you.

    You know something? I hate you.
    To Kill a King

    The Medea, Euripides
    Poor creature, she has discovered by her sufferings
    What it means to one not to have lost one's own country.
    She has turned from the children and does not like to see them.
    I am afraid she may think of some dreadful thing,
    For her heart is violent. She will never put up with
    The treatment she is getting.
    I know and fear her
    Lest she may sharpen a sword and thrust to the heart,
    Stealing into the palace where the bed is made,
    Or even kill the king and the new-wedded groom,
    And thus bring a greater misfortune on herself.
    She's a strange woman. I know it won't be easy
    To make an enemy of her and come off best.

    But here the children come. They have finished playing.
    They have no thought at all of their mother's trouble.
    Indeed it is not usual for the young to grieve.
    If Wishes Were Catholics

    Sarah Matthews
    She said why do you have to go
    No one out there knows you
    And I said you don't you just assume

    You think you are something
    You think you are something

    He said why do you have to go
    No one out there loves you

    So you're suppose to be my ideal
    Can't even deal with yourself
    I need new heroes

    He said why do you have to go
    No one out there is shameless

    So you're supposed to be my ideal
    Can't even deal with yourself
    I need new
    So you're supposed to be my ideal
    Can't even deal with yourself
    I need new heroes

    If you recognized something else – you are most welcomed in the comments.
  • Cloud Cult

    Ott 17 2010, 11:04

    Я никогда, скорее всего, не напишу уже своих американских дневников, но чтобы рассказать всё, что со мной произошло за четыре месяца, это и не нужно. Всё уже давно написано замечательной группой Cloud Cult - первую песню Running With the Wolves с их нового альбома Light Chasers я услышал в мае, в разгар подготовки к отъезду, и в ней было всё, что я тогда думал. И "i need to feel something different for just a little while", и "it's time for us to go", и даже "we're running to find meaning".

    Когда в июне я сидел без работы и денег, я не пожалел девяти долларов и в первую ночь продаж купил полный альбом. Первый раз я его послушал, лёжа на голом полу на кухне в квартире, в которой я уже не должен был ночевать. Если бы мой плеер умел скробблить треки, то сегодня на ластфм-е Cloud Cult первыми достигли бы не 3000 прослушиваний (в честь чего я всё-таки собрался написать этот давно задуманный пост), а все 5 тысяч. Я слушал их постоянно, и каждый из 16 треков успел побывать моим любимым и ассоциациируется с какой-нибудь историей.

    Поэтому - обязательно, обязательно их послушайте. Хотя бы песню, с которой всё началось.

  • Saltillo Lyrics

    Ago 27 2009, 7:32

    Who haven't yet heard - Saltillo's Ganglion is really worth listening. His interesting mix of trip-hop and neoclassical music is very original. It's like it was made specially for autumn - so depressive and melancholic it is.

    But it's not only music - again, just as with Maybeshewill (about whom I've already written) the lyrics of the songs are quite impressive. I used to think that they are original, but somehow I managed to recognize one of the quotations from Shakespeare, so I decided to find out where are all of them from.

    So, here the list!

    A Necessary End

    This song takes its quotations from William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar". As the play is about the assassination of the Roman leader, the track itself tells about death, a necessary end in general.
    Of all the wonders that I have yet heard,
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it come.

    Calpurnia (wife of Julius Caesar):
    When beggars die there are no comets seen (...)

    Cowards die many times before their deaths (...)

    Giving In

    Next track excerpt from the poem "To all parents" by Edgar Guest (its title referenced in the song as well).
    For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
    The risk of grief we'll run.

    This part is from the same poem, but it was slightly changed (he became her).
    I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine
    For you to love - while she lives

    And mourn for when she's dead.
    And from the throngs that crowd
    Life's lanes, I have selected you.

    Now will you give her all your love,
    Nor think the labor vain,
    Nor hate Me when I come to call to
    Take her back again?

    The following lyrics are unassisted and presumably were written by Menton J. Matthews himself (if it's not true - tell me!).
    You're born, raised and then torn down, to look a little more like, everyone you meet,
    And everyday that goes by, you look a little less like who you used to be.

    I don't mind the people staring, 'cause I know they never see me anyway,
    In these days, all the worlds the stage, and everyone one just wants to be the star.

    This is all too heavy, if you believe in your self,
    But no one can hurt you with out your consent,
    And I am not giving in.

    I don't mind the people staring, 'cause I know they never see me anyway,
    And everyday that goes by, you look a little less like who you used to be.

    I don't mind the people staring, 'cause I know they never see me anyway,
    In these days, all the worlds the stage, and everyone one just wants to be the star.

    This is all too heavy, if you believe in your self,
    But no one can hurt you with out your consent,
    And I am not giving in.

    A Simple Test

    This one is from Apocalypse Now:
    I used to think if I died in an evil place then my soul wouldn't make it to heaven. Well, fuck.

    A Hair on the Head of John the Baptist

    Next excerpts are from Shakespeare again; now from Hamlet and Henry IV.
    (...) Their perfume lost, take these again; for to the noble mind. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. There, my lord.
    Are you honest?
    My lord?
    Are you fair?
    What means your lordship? (...)
    I did love you once.
    Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.
    (...) I loved you not.
    I was the more deceived.
    Get thee to a nunnery! Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? (...) We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us. Go thy ways to a nunnery.
    O, help him, you sweet heavens!
    If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. (...) Or if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them.

    Thou know'st 'tis common: all that lives must die,
    Passing through nature to eternity.
    Ay, madam, it is common.
    If it be,
    Why seems it so particular with thee?
    Seems, madam? nay, it is, I know not "seems."
    (...) seem,
    For they are actions that a man might play;
    But I have that within (...)

    Henry V:
    So, when this loose behavior I throw off
    And pay the debt I never promised,
    By how much better than my word I am,
    By so much shall I falsify men's hopes;
    I'll so offend, to make offence a skill;
    Redeeming time when men think least I will.

    For worms, (...) fare thee well, great heart. (...)
    Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven!
    Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave,
    But not remember'd in thy epitaph!

    This bodiless creation ecstasy
    Is very cunning in.

    I must be cruel, only to be kind;
    Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

    Henry V:
    Presume not that I am the thing I was,
    For God doth know, so shall the world perceive,
    That I have turn'd away my former self;
    So will I those that kept me company.

    Blood and Milk

    This quote is a modified version of the first paragraph of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.
    True I'm nervous, but why do think I'm mad? My senses are very sharp, and above all, my hearing is extremely acute; does that make me mad? True I'm nervous, but why do you think I'm mad? Listen how calmly I can tell you the whole story.
    I'm on the Wrong Side

    Lyrics by Matthew himself, I guess.
    Fell asleep at the wheel
    to steal a moments peace
    and I woke up on the wrong side again,
    but its no big deal.
    I wanna know whats going on;
    for god sake what all this means,
    but I feel I don't have the questions
    and if I did who would hear me?

    I still don't know whether the lines from A Simple Test, The Opening, Praise and Backyard Pond were taken from somewhere or not, so if you know something - please let me know.
  • Maybeshewill Lyrics

    Lug 11 2009, 14:24

    So I'm crazy about again. At the moment I adore Maybeshewill. They've got not only awesome music, but also they include nice for cinema-loving guys like me quotes from movies. A young ranger inside of me has been awoken, so I made a list of movies they took quotations from. So now I can say, that Maybeshewill got a good taste in cinematography for real.

    Not for Want of Trying - Network

    Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work, or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth. Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street, and nobody knows what to do. There’s no end to it.

    We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. We sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had 15 homicides and 63 violent crimes, as if that’s the way it is supposed be. We know things are bad. Worse than bad. They’re crazy.

    Everything is going crazy, so we don’t go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we live in gets smaller. All we say is "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV, my steel-belted radials. and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone."

    Well, I’m not going to leave you alone. I want you to get mad!

    I don’t want you to protest or riot. Don't write to your congressman. I don't know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression, the inflation, the Russians, the crime in the streets... All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad! You’ve got to say "I’m a human being, goddamn it! My life has value!"

    So... I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it and stick your head out and yell "I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more!"

    In Another Life, When We Are Cats - The Rules of Attraction (the song title comes from Vanilla Sky quote "I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.")

    - Lauren, wait. Hey, wait. Lauren.
    - Oh my god.
    - Can't we talk?
    - No!
    - Lauren, don’t walk... Hey! I really did try to kill myself! Just before I faked it.
    - Wow. Sean it’s over.
    - No it’s not!
    - Yeah it is. I’m in love with somebody else.
    - Who?
    - My old boyfriend Victor, and that’s none of your fuckin’ business, actually!
    - What? Fuckin’ Victor?
    - Yeah.
    - What... the fuck are you writing me letters?
    - Wow. Deal with it Sean. It’s over. Rock and roll.
    - Lauren, I wanna know you.
    - What does that mean? Know me. Know me. Nobody knows anyone else, ever!

    Our History Will Be What We Make of It - Good Night, and Good Luck. & Young Winston

    Our history will be what we make of it. And if there are any historians about 50 or 100 years from now - and there should be preserved the kinescopes of one week of all three networks - they will there find, recorded in black and white and in color, evidence of decadence, escapism, and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live. We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable, and complacent. We have a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information.

    Our mass media reflect this.

    But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then history will take its revenge and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.

    Ah, yes, it may be that the human race is doomed, never to learn from its mistakes. We are the only animals on this globe who periodically set out to slaughter each other for the best, the noblest, the most inescapable of reasons. We know better. But we do it again and again in generation after generation. It may be that our empire, too, is doomed - like all those that have gone before it - to continue to spew and waste its best blood on foreign soil, no matter what we say or do in this place, or think, or believe, or have learned from history.

    But, thank God for us.

    Co-Conspirators - The Verdict

    Well... You know, so much of the time we're just lost. We say, "Please, God, tell us what is right. Tell us what is true."

    I mean there is no justice. The rich win; the poor are powerless. We become tired of hearing people lie. And after a time we become dead, a little dead. We think of ourselves as victims - and we become victims. We become... We become weak; we doubt ourselves; we doubt our beliefs; and we doubt the law.

    But today you are the law.

    This Time Last Year - i ♥ huckabees

    - Clothes, videos, toys, cheeseburgers, cars, a functioning economy.
    - You can still have a functioning economy and preserve open spaces with a little planning.
    - Yeah.
    - Socialism.
    - Complete disaster.
    - Theodore Roosevelt was a socialist? And Yeats?
    - Theodore Roosevelt...
    - Henry David Thoreau, Robinson Jeffers, the National Geographic Society, all socialists?
    - You're talking about socialism.
    - No, I'm not. I'm talking about not covering every square inch with houses and strip malls until you can't remember what happens when you stand in a meadow at dusk.
    - What happens in the meadow at dusk?
    - Everything.
    - Nothing!
    - Everything!

    And one more quotation, now from Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony. This text is based on the article about Genereation Y facing its first recession.

    We are young, confident, affluent, and have no memory of tougher times. We’ve grown up in an era of never ending financial growth, and have expected things to stay that way. We’ve grown up in owner occupied homes with total acceptance of technology, global warming and terrorism. Our whole society has been based on consumerism for the past 15 years, making us dream consumers, yet we don’t know the difference between a credit card and a debit card, and we have no idea how much a pint of milk costs.

    On average we have 800 illegally downloaded songs, and 1 on 8 of us spends more than 100 pounds a month on our mobile phone bill. We’ve never read a newspaper, and we’ve never used our chance to vote.

    We allow our governments to make decisions without giving us all the facts. They send troops abroad who will die in order that we can steal resources from the people who have them. People who meant us little or no harm until we invaded their country. We allow those troops to commit horrendous atrocities and hang our alleged enemies for much less.

    We’ve spent years entrusting our futures to our parents, our governments, the banks and the corporations who have continually lobbied for their own interests, and we’ve let them make selfish decisions that have left our society teetering on the edge of ruin.

    We’re blinded from the information that would really shock us by stories of sex and sleeze which doesn’t make the smallest difference to our lives, and so we have no desire to do anything about the things that really do. We’ve watched as greed wipes billions of the worlds stock markets, destroys jobs and lives, and proves that capitalism is just as corruptible by human nature as communism.

    These are tough times but we seek solace in our friends and Co-Conspirators, we make small differences in each other’s lives, and dream that we can make real progress.