The Architect
by dEUS

Album: Vantage Point (2008)
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  • This song is about the architect and visionary Buckminster Fuller, more specifically about the experiment he embarked on after having tried to commit suicide: "An experiment, to find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity."
  • The quotes, "Ah, never mind that outer space stuff, let's get down to earth" and "I feel it's touch and go" are excerpts from Fuller's lectures. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jan - Mol, Belgium, for above 2
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Comments: 2

  • Mathijs from Houten, NetherlandsUnbelievably catchy song. dEUS is one proper rock band!
  • Jan from Antwerp, --Man, this really is the song of the year. Or even of the decade for all that it matters.
    This must come close to the ultimate popsong.
    Catchy guitar lick to guide you throughout the song, great harmonies, awesome lyrics. I mean : that verse "I won't throw myself from the pier
    I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
    And when the year is over I'll reappear
    And have a solution"
    I've reason to believe that what I find
    Is gonna change the face of humankind
    And all these years before, well I was blind
    That's my conclusion
    Cause I'm the architect"
    That's just brilliant songwriting.

    When I first heard it propperly, I send my fellow bandmates a message, stating 'well, this is it, we might as well stop trying, 'cuz we'll never be able get better than this.'
    A bit exaggerated, I know, but that's really how I felt at that moment.
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