Can you imagine people wanting to excuse the truth? Well, it happens all the time. So many people would rather turn away from what they know is happening. They want no part of the responsibility to do better. In the end, we all have to face the music.

On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore excuses for and excusing the truth via their commentary and analysis of “Look Into My Eyes” by Outlandish and “I Know The Truth” by Pretty Lights.

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Segment 1

  • Discussion about Thanksgiving being this week. Heit Suggests that people just make a huge pot of spaghetti and let people eat that.
  • Discussion about the way that the Fiscal Cliff will effect tax returns if this is not resolved before Jan. 1.

Song 1: “Look Into My Eyes” – Outlandish

Look into my eyes
Tell me what ya see
U don’t see a damn thing
Cuz u can’t relate to me

U blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to u
I’m the persecuted one
U the red, white and blue

Each day u wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thankin’ God He let me rise

Ya worry ’bout your education
And the bills u have to pay
I worry ’bout my vulnerable life
And if I’ll survive another day

Ya biggest fear is getting a ticket
As ya cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that’s just left
Will turn around and come back

Yet do u know the truth of where ya money goes
Do u let the media deceive your mind
Is this a truth that nobody knows
Has our world gone all blind
Yet do u know the truth of where ya money goes
Do u let the media deceive your mind
Is this a truth that nobody knows
Some one tell me

Oh let’s not cry tonight
I promise you one day it’s through
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

Oh shine a light for every soul
That ain’t with us no more
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

See I’ve known terror for quite some times
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It’s the check point on my way to school

Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother

The bulldozers and the tanks
The gasses and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds

You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I’m terrorized in my own land
And I’m the terrorist

Yet do u know the truth of where ya money goes
Do u let the media deceive your mind
Is this a truth that nobody knows
Has our world gone all blind
Yet do u know the truth of where ya money goes
Do u let the media deceive your mind
Is this a truth that nobody knows
Some one tell me

Oh let’s not cry tonight
I promise you one day it’s through
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

Oh shine a light for every soul
That ain’t with us no more
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

American do ya realize
That the taxes that u pay
Feed the forces that traumatize
My every living day

So if I won’t be here tomorrow
It’s written in my fate
May the future bring a brighter day
The end of our wait

Oh let’s not cry tonight
I promise you one day it’s through
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

Oh shine a light for every soul
That ain’t with us no more
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

  • What an awesome song!
  • Heit didn’t like the hook because the rhyme scheme isn’t tight. Heit & Cheri agree that the verse lyrics are much more powerful than the hook–also the way it was sung.
  • Cheri’s favorite line was:

    American do ya realize
    That the taxes that u pay
    Feed the forces that traumatize
    My every living day

  • This speaks to the connection between our lives in the United States and what goes on in other parts of the world.
  • Heit likes the lines:

    Ya biggest fear is getting a ticket
    As ya cruise your Cadillac
    My fear is that the tank that’s just left
    Will turn around and come back

  • It gives the perspective via a comparison between the lives of Americans vs. Palestinians. It makes some of the concerns over frivolous things seem less important in the grand scheme of things.
  • Discussion of the lines:

    Terror is the robbery of my land
    And the torture of my mother
    The imprisonment of my innocent father
    The bullet in my baby brother

    The bulldozers and the tanks
    The gasses and the guns
    The bombs that fall outside my door
    All due to your funds

  • This is all funded by American tax dollars.
  • People need to see what it looks like from the Palestinian perspective to have bombs raining down on you. The most Americans can think of is Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Even with these events, it wasn’t daily attacks.
  • The only difference between you and a Palestinian is luck–they were born there, and you were born here. Try to put yourself in their shoes.
  • Discussion about a man who handed his multi-million dollar company over to the employees. He mentioned that in addition to preparation, luck was also a requirement of success.
  • Heit & Cheri also did a song called “Drones & Bombs (Bulldozing Babies)” that deals with this same subject matter:

Song 2: “I Know The Truth” – Pretty Lights

I’m too blind I’m too blind…
To see the light have mercy,
We don’t need that have mercy,
We don’t need that have mercy…
We don’t need that x 7

NO MERCY!!!

I’m trying to find some kind of excuse
But deep down within my heart,
I know the truth…
I’m trying to find some kind of excuse
But deep down within my heart,
I know the truth…
I’m too blind…
I’m too blind…
To see the light have mercy,
We don’t need that have mercy,
We don’t need that have mercy…
We don’t need that x 7

NO MERCY!!!

  • The sound and production of the song is amazing!
  • Heit says that the song makes him want to move in anakward way.
  • This song is like the American side to the previous song we discussed. The following lines stand out:

    I’m trying to find some kind of excuse
    But deep down within my heart,
    I know the truth…

  • Discussion about how people make excuses for what they know is happening in the world. They actively justify atrocities committed in their name in all parts of the world. You cannot excuse it. If you know the truth and you don’t speak out, then you are complicit in the actions.
  • This is closely related to willful ignorance–people don’t want to know more.
  • Discussion of the repetition of “have mercy” and “no mercy.” This vacillation could be representative of the inner arguments people have while trying to justify that which they know is wrong.
  • Discussion that mercy is what the people who ignore what is happening would need if the tables were turned.
  • This song doesn’t have many lyrics, just enough. You draw people in by the music, then they hit you with the lyrics.
  • Pretty Lights is an interesting name for a group.
  • Heit wonders if they just sound like electronica and are using guitars to create the sound, or if these are synthesized images.
  • What is the biggest reason people don’t want to face what’s going on? It’s probably because of the religious dogma and superstition. So long as people believe these things, they will have an excuse for why these things are occurring in the world.
  • The consequences of our actions are not always evident immediately.
  • People worry about the things people say/fail to say, but don’t worry about what they do.
  • Discussion about the idea of public giving and the idea of not letting the left hand know what the right hand is doing. This reinforces an act of secrecy.
  • Discussion about a semi-famous rapper who bragged about giving a bunch of material things away that he had amassed–frivolous expenditures. The point was to make people envious, while at the same time trying to make them seem like they are a good person who is a giver.
  • Discussion about how famous people who post on social media really don’t care that much about what their fans are posting. It’s all just part of building an image.
  • Discussion about Heit & Cheri’s discussion with Sole about artist doing things just to create a persona that has nothing to do with their art. You can check it out on Episode 066: One Sole.

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