Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Static

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Artist: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Song: Static
Album: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (Click here to listen to the whole album)
Year: 2000
Genre: Post-Rock

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor! and abbreviated to GY!BE, GYBE or Godspeed) are a Canadian band based in Montreal, Quebec.

Formed in 1994 in Montreal, Canada, the band has been highly influential within the post-rock genre. Working with orchestrated arrangements, the nine-piece group created tracks with wide dynamic ranges, a highly evocative use of instrumentation and sounds and uncompromising long form compositions. Their engrossing use of art and visuals in both album packaging and live performances creates an enigmatic aura.

They are most commonly classified as post-rock, but are just as well recognized outside any established scene and take influences from a range of styles including progressive rock, post-punk, classical music, soundtrack composition and the avant-garde. Each release usually consists of an entire piece divided into movements, mostly between 15 and 25 minutes, sometimes eponymously specified in the liner notes.

Lyrics:

At the tone… 3 hours, 21 minutes […] universal time

… it takes a holy life
it takes motions
it takes dedication
it takes dedication
it takes a death
and only god can allow it
and you couldn’t do it if you’re not the seed of god
and so the path through the great corridors
these are corridors unto his perfection
that is which the prophet and the The Urim and Thummim has penetrated
that through this great sea of blackness
that i penetrated through these corridors
and i went through that last segment
where i went through these dark serpentines
i passed through that corridor
where they sat
where they are
and when you penetrate to the most high god
you will believe you are mad
you will believe you’ve gone insane
but i tell you if you follow the secret window
and you die to the ego nature
you will penetrate this darkness
oh yes there’s many a man or woman
that’s been put in the insane asylum
when this has happened to them
and they’re sitting there today, people think they’re insane
but they saw something that’s real
and they see it when they’re on drugs
the only thing is they see it
not through the light of god, and the way i show you
i show you to see it through the light of god
and the understanding of god
because when you see the face of god you will die
and there will be nothing left of you
except the god-man, the god-woman
the heavenly man, the heavenly woman
the heavenly child
there will be prayer on your lips day and night
there will be a song of jubilee waiting for your king
there will be nothing you will be looking for in this world
except for your god
this is all a dream
a dream in death

And so I went through that window
I encountered hell and the greatest serpentines of the highest order
And I went through that when I showed you chart number 3
The question is asked in Urim and Thummim concerning the Pit
This horrible pit of mire and flame
With the Urim and Thummim you can ask me a question
If it’s asked from the right being or the right soul
Out of Urimm and Thummim I can give you unspoken words
That’s never been spoken it’s not even in the Bible
Yes, it does clarify what is spoken in the Bible…

Powerful, mystical and very meaningful.

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