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This is my first full-length album. Original release was June 1, 2012.
It can be about whatever you want it to be about. lol I've only seen about a five minute clip from Amadeus. hahaha
But okay, from MY stance....It's written from the perspective of someone that is overly protective and attached to a lover. To some degree, they realize that they shouldn't be so over-bearing, but they're afraid of what might happen if they allow their lover to be too independent...So there are major trust issues involved here as well.
Certain situations of the "character" here draw parallels to Mozart's life...you could say that it's about Mozart and his relationship with Aloysia Weber (or later marriage to her sister..) though the situation would be historically inaccurate. lol In that light, I'd rather think of it as the screwed up love life of some fictional composer. ; D
"Fell out of luck / Up and out the door" - Referencing Mozart being expelled from the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg.
BUT REALLY IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT YOURSELF! Can't stress it enough. xD
Oh yeah, I know, there's always merit in interpreting things yourself (no matter how messed up or warped or . . . Far from the original intention as it is ). But I was just curious to know how it was, say, "meant to be" from your stance.
I like how a lot of your stuff (esp. Fantasia) is rooted in some real world element, like locations and other works (Uranium City . . . Final Fantasy ) or history or people (Lewis and Clark, Mozart), etc. At first I thought it was about the blessing and curse of being destined to follow the perilous path of music (dun dun dun) and the overly romanticized life of a musician, but then I was like, "Nah, come think of it, sounds like a rather dark song about Mozart's life with a rather jealous narrator."
So I thought back to Amadeus (this sudden bolt of “understanding,” or lack, thereof, hit me because I just watched the movie a few days ago and thought back to this song. It's not entirely historically accurate for dramatization purposes, but there's a character, Salieri, a huge fan of Mozart who deeply admires yet at the same time is uber jealous of Mozart's talent, thinking it should be him, Salieri, writing that beautiful music, not Mozart. Salieri then kills Mozart by anonymously commissioning Mozart a piece while Mozart's weak and ill, but since Mozart's so poor he can't afford to not finish it. But if he overworks himself, that's bad. The piece, by the way, is a Requiem Mass for the death of someone (he didn’t say). Knowing this, Salieri comes over, and like a good friend, offers to help Mozart write the piece, with Mozart dictating the notes to him and Salieri writing it down. There's a scene in which Mozart is sick lying in bed, on the verge of death by exhaustion, but Salieri still urges him on. Like, “Oh, I’m not tired at all. Let’s continue working, this is brilliant! Come on, what are the notes? Tell me the notes?” with a smile that is totally . . . . not creepy at all.
Now, Salieri’s intent was that that piece was going to be the Requiem Mass for, who but Mozart himself? And when Mozart dies, Salieri will submit it as his own work, and gain eternal fame for its awesomeness while his main roadblock, Mozart, is out of the way. Pretty nasty. Again, not completely historically accurate. There’s no solid proof it was Salieri who “killed” Mozart. Well, Mozart did die. But Salieri didn’t get a chance to do what he would have liked with the Requiem Mass, because Mozart died in the midst of it and didn’t finish it. Salieri eventually gets sent to an asylum for insanity.
Well, you can see where the “gonna-take-everything-literally” part of my mind eagerly interpreted.
“Write in the notes Quarters, halves, and wholes Before the church bell tolls.”
Salieri: hurry up Mozart, give me this notes so I can finish it before the church bell tolls on your funeral, man, so I can finally become known for my awesomeness (even though it’s technically yours)!
“Your every breath Under my control Oh who could ask for more?”
Salieri: In these last hours, your life is in my hand now. Your every BREATH, dude. So glad my plan is finally working out, just look at you, you’re about to DIE. How can I possibly as for more? I am finally leagues closer to becoming officially cool.
“You alone can live in a symphony Bound by love and locked with a golden key You alone can die in a symphony Please don't ask to be set free”
Now this part is rather strange. Salieri: I won’t admit but deep down inside I rather admire you. I have like a mancrush on you, man! Because you’re so. Freaking. Awesome. You’re the “chosen” one to make this beautiful music. It’s like you live in a symphony, you hear these fragments of heaven in your head. It’s a place I feel like I can’t touch. Your talent is protected and locked away by fate [in the movie Salieri is really resentful of not being destined to be the one to be the genius]. BUT, now with by brilliant plan, you’re gonna DIE. In your OWN SYMPHONY, haha, how does that feel? But I still think you’re lucky. Don’t ask to be set free. Literally, I don’t want to you to NOT be gone. On another level, you’re lucky. If I were you I would be just as cocky and arrogant about my own awesomeness as you are, which used to annoy me so badly. [At least that’s how Mozart’s depicted in the movie.]
Haha, that’s how I saw it. And whoah, I just wrote a whopping eight hundred words. Did I? I’m sorry, I can’t go back and paraphrase it, I suck at that and will probably muck it up even more, so, uh, hope you don’t mind. And now you’re probably thinking, “Am I that ambiguous in my lyrics?” Nah, it’s just me.
That's actually a really great interpretation that makes a lot of sense. I like that you're drawing your own conclusions about the message because that's the whole point of it. Love hearing what people get out of songs. It's so interesting to see different interpretations of the same set of words. haha
Salieri lost in a beautiful reverie about his mixed feelings for a beautiful man named Mozart. Awwwww.. This still doesn't beat my Chemistry version of Uranium City. Hohoho!
HEY BEFORE I FORGET. How did you get your stuff on Spotify?! You’re not signed, are you? [link] Here it says you either have to be signed or send it through them through a third party distributor. But . . . Wouldn’t you have to pay those guys? And . . . Revenue?
They have a little negative rep about them because they really don't pay you any money unless people buy a lot of your songs and a lot of artists think that's unfair...Actually, a LOT of artists are against Spotify in general, because they barely get a dime from Spotify downloads/sales.
I just don't care though. Whatever...They're putting up my music for free, they can keep the minuscule play/download sales from it. Wasn't planning on making money off of this album anyway. lol
And haha, negative rep, really? Ironic, as this is what I found on their front page. "Spotmeup is the most loved Spotify distribution service out there."
And yeah, I just did a little research. Seems like you get 1/3 of a penny for each play. Well, I guess it doesn't really matter if you don't get payed for plays because, you don't pay them for service either. It IS a free service after all. Just getting your stuff out there is good. The problem is how it'll all work out when you transfer from this to another service in the future. Oh well.
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