Breakdown

from by Thank Freud

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

lyrics

Breakdown

Inspired by the book: The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes

Song by Jim Skeel and Hafiza Sue Capehart
Words by Jim Skeel

Is it true, long ago, gods spoke to everyone?
People walk around and heard the sounds
And even saw them in the mists
Can it be that their gods were carried inside their heads?
Shouting out to help them out
And even speaking voices of the dead

No more voices speak to us
They fade into the dimming past
And those who hear the voices now
Are locked up or are turned away
When the muses sing to us no more
and the oracles refuse to speak
In truth we lose touch with the divine
In the breakdown of bicameral minds

With the breakdown came Prophets and Popes
religious cruel and kind
Even now there may be places to seek
Places where the voices still speak
Place of awesome surround sight and sound
Where only wind surf and space confound
The mind thirsts for gods, living gods
Has consciousness drown them out?

No more voices speak to us
They fade into the dimming past
And those who hear the voices now
Are locked up or are turned away
When the muses sing to us no more
and the oracles refuse to speak
In truth we lose touch with the divine
In the breakdown of bicameral minds

credits

from Thank Freud, released April 1, 2014

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Thank Freud Kansas City, Missouri

www.facebook.com/thankfreud

1993 / 94

When the world beat band Damawa broke up Hafiza and Jim decided to continue in a completely different vein. They traded in their flute and melodica and picked up electric guitars. The result? Thank Freud. ... more

contact / help

Contact Thank Freud

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code