New gnostic punk-pop song by Kazakh-London Suficore group the Friends of Design. Vocals by the Kazakh songstress Matronita Minor (aka Sally Deen). Lyrics by yours truly, the Tailor:
of the nation
that’s the demiurge who’s thinking faster
who’s the slave and who’s the master?
thus the forces that we subdue
broken shards reassembled by you
the Law of the Land the might of the ruler
by the hand a higher captive
to a council of seven dispersed into space
gain your name now, coded in little face
changed again in aura Chameleon
by the waters of a silent deal
walk upon it, taste the food of the New
the saints and the teachers call the Real
A little note on the song: The song‘s lyrics are intended to be an open poetic system. But the nature of my meditation as a writer was basically as follows. I was thinking about the way in which we inevitably create an image of the Creator through the misprison of language and symbolism — what the German philosopher Hegel called the master/slave dialectic — but that, through the Beloved Gracious hand, by a deeper submission, we can escape that prison by means of the very symbolism that was given to us. Encoded within the symbolism of the world is the means to be free, if we learn to look at the world in the right way (as prophets did for example). Once we understand the nature of our place, then we are free, essentially.