When I Am Gone by Prap Young
My meaning in this song is I said when im gone are people gonna forget me? Or carry on my legacy?
I think it depicts a conversation with oneself. The "boy" here is the lonely self i.e., the part of us which feels lonely. The lyrics mean that the stronger we get, the more complete we feel by ourselves and we feel less lonelier; there is lesser conflict within oneself and so, one part of our self "gets along" with the other i.e., we are more coherent and self-sufficient.
It seems a foreshadowing now that the world has seen the biggest pandemic in a century, and so it carries a new sort of meaning. When it was written the lyrics mare simply about being locked out of the Uk because Zac had his passport Lost/stolen in Spain. Within that sits a reference to the embassy that is kind of like the part of your brain that is inaccessible. And so the mask is then the edifice for being a person in your own mind, but there is two faces because there are two versions. One extremely evil and the other extremely good masks, attempting to access the inaccessible parts of the mind. The thematic structure poses questions about wealth, mental health and ageing.
Hitchin a ride details the experience of a great undertaking, a journey - spiritual or physical - into the unknown on the shoulders of fate, 'the backbone'. Manifested via a relentless desert stomp and angry guitars, taking influence from Tame Impala's 'Elephant', it is a vision of the simultaneous anticipation and fear experienced when venturing into new territory, something which has familiar resonation for all. Originally derived from an acoustic number written by Zack, the song took shape during one of the duo's many excursions to new places.
Convincing the self as the response to the action of a prior love (leaving for milk four years back and never returning) is the main theme of this song. Likening the familial attitude of what we do to make ourselves comfortable when arriving home; normalized to become the actions of someone dear. A reductionism that echoes to the self 'There(s) nothing here for you', collided by memories of Swinging there with you. Repetition is thematic here, in reference to the endless consciousness which seems to arrive in our deepest perils, to torment and drive us mad. This is the last song we hear on Deeper Shallow, the album, which says something of how we come into and out of albums like putting on and taking off our shoes. This diminutive renormification approach to the present-continuous state of culture, expressionism and expectation.
Zac has said that the title of the song is an extension, by reference of the albums gaze, to maturing into adulthood seeing blue; a thin veil for depression. It's a Ringoesque response to the question, "How do you feel?" - taken to represent an invitation to meet ignored, and the isolation of feeling young of heart but older in mind. The ending lyrics are a casual escapism derived most likely from the trauma of youth, or even semi-youth, lingering like a cold-tide into the experience of friends, health and adulthood.
MP has said that the song meaning came to Zac elusively in the bath, after submerging his head below the surface, with music vibrating the through the bowl of the bath it seemed to distort but in some way free the sound of what was playing. It struck Zac as this absurd paradoxical continuum; the deeper one goes into the water, the shallower the sound is. This forms the essence of the song structure, for the deeper into the song you get, the shallower the lyrics feel as the cyclical repetition of feeling and expressing. Repetition is the key to understanding DS, that the quantity of the same weight makes it that many times heavier. Sort of similar to Archimedes' discovery of buoyancy. Zac independently of knowing the science of sound, recognised sound vibrations weigh more when travelling through water. Giving birth both to the beginning of Mad Panda's music journey and an alien scientific thought expressed vividly through the medium of Art.
this song hits really hard for me. the relationship i have with my mom is very on and off, she can yell at me for the littlest things but i still feel the need to crawl into her arms whenever i feel at my lowest. i could be wrong, but i feel as if this song shows the same kind of relationship. "you help me out, ill try to be the perfect child youve always wanted. give me another chance. please love me."
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