Sunday, May 13, 2007

Song of the Week 13/05/2007 A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras

You know? Sometimes I wonder a lot about which will be my next song of the week, but really, some song always appears along the way that makes life easier :P.

I listened to this song around 5 years ago. It was good, but I didn't keep a blog then. I was recently reinfected with this song because of Frets on Fire. Someone decided to "tab"(?) this song for that game and when I heard it again it was a pleasant surprise.

I really don't know much about the band itself (besides wikipedia's info:P). But I've heard a couple of songs and this was the one I liked the best.

About the meaning of the song.. the lyrics don't have much of an interpretation (nor are they very complex for that matter) but it does seem to refer to some kind of heartbreak... a very complex kind of heartbreak though.

3 libras means 3 pounds in spanish, but that isn't the actual interpretation of the title. I'm not sure I got it perfectly right, but in some DVD footage the lyricist explains the meaning of this song. It seems he believes that at first everyone lived with the objective of making the world a better place. He then realized there's a group of people emit some sort of positive aura alias the good people in this world, and there is another group who feeds on this aura like leeches instead of growing from it. Such bad people aren't they? So, if you love someone, and they play around with you, they suck your positive aura. Well I guess I could fit both sides, then what?

Well anyway in the experience of the songwriter, all these evil leeches all had birthdays around the same date, all with the zodiac sign of Libra. Poor Libras. Well anyway, there were 9 libras who affected his/his friends' life, but he took 3 libras he thought were the worst "positive-aura-sucking" side, and stabbed them back with a song.

He got a point in some way, why not everyone grow from these positive auras? Not everyone is nice, but anyway, you got a point in some way, and, you made a great song.

Btw the music video is pretty crazy, you can check it out on youtube. Or search for it more carefully.

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