The Ocean
Sea of Reeds
Pubblicato il 21/03/2023 da Lorenzo Becciani

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Robin Staps commenta:

"Like many Ocean lyrics, this song was inspired by the bible, the old testament tale of Exodus. God divided the waters of the Red Sea, the Sea of Reeds, so that the Israelites could flee from the Egyptians, and he clogged the wheels of their persecutors’ chariots and then drowned them in the sea."  He continues, "The Old Testament is full of tales of miraculous healing, water turned into blood, locusts falling from the sky, the parting of the sea… but can there be space for the concept of love in a doctrine that relies on supernatural powers to prove its god’s almightiness? A god who parts the waters of the sea to decide who’s going to live and who’s going to die is a fearful entity, and the lesson to be learnt from Exodus is that you should worship a god with such immense powers because otherwise he’s gonna f*ck with you real bad. But a god who needs miracles to convince his sheep to admire him and to follow his leadership can only be a vain god, and in vanity lies weakness and vulnerability, even for a god… because the vain self depends on the admiration of others. And this is the important note for the level of human relationships — dependency."


The Ocean
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2002 Islands/Tides
2004 Fluxion
2005 Aeolian
2007 Precambrian
2010 Heliocentric
2010 Anthropocentric
2013 Pelagial
2018 Phanerozoic I - Palaeozoic
2020 Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
2023 Holocene