Major Arcana Rock Opera – 11. Perfect

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Major Arcana on DVD: http://sunspot.bandcamp.com/merch/major-arcana-dvd

A combination of theater, audience participation, multimedia stage show, and rock concert party, Sunspot’s “Major Arcana” live rock opera links  performances of their songs with the story of Joe, a recent college graduate who lives most of his life online. The audience sees Joe through the eyes of the people he meets in the digital world, especially an Internet Psychic whose Tarot readings form the heart of the story.

This song is “Perfect” and the card that it represents is “Strength”. It’sa  realization of that’s how life is, that you can’t control what happens around you only how you react to it. Joe just wants to decide his own destiny.

“It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly, it doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe.” This song works well with this theme right off the bat. It’s a little more fun and the message is more straightforward. The modern interpretation of Strength stresses discipline and control. The lion represents the primal or id-like part of the mind, and the woman, the ‘higher’ or more elevated parts of the mind. The card tells the Querent to be wary of the temptations of the flesh. For example, in The Chariot card, the Querant is fighting a battle. The difference is that in Strength, the battle is mainly internal rather than external.

Sunspot’s “Major Arcana” tour was about creating a completely new type of experience that’s personal like a rock concert has the emotional weight of a musical, that’s dynamic visually like a film, and has the depth of great literature. The band premiered the show at SXSW and took it on a tour of America’s East Coast, Midwest and South.Recorded at The Annex in Madison on the last night of their tour and is a complete live production specially recorded, along with tour videos, deleted scenes, bonus songs, a commentary track, and other special features. This DVD is the culmination of the tour and stage show. can be picked up here: http://sunspot.bandcamp.com/merch/major-arcana-dvd

Download the studio version of this song right here: http://sunspot.bandcamp.com/track/perfect

Lyrics

With flood insurance and bodyguards,
Humpty Dumpty bought a house of cards.
I put a heart on layaway,
but now I think tomorrow may be too late.
And I say late, and I say late, and I say late, and I say…

It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly,
It doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe.
The baby’s out with the bathwater,
The Rubicon was crossed today.
It doesn’t matter if we ever notice,
That the stars have all burnt out.
It doesn’t matter if things are perfect,
as long as everything’s perfect right now.

Some things are done before they start,
Everything will always fall apart.
The past is never that far away,
but do you think that’s where I’m going to stay?
And I say no, and I say no, and I say no, and I say I don’t think so.

It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly,
It doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe.
The baby’s out with the bathwater,
The Rubicon was crossed today.
It doesn’t matter if we ever notice,
That the stars have all burnt out.
It doesn’t matter if things are perfect,
as long as everything’s perfect right…

Now, now now,
I don’t wanna postpone my,
Vow, vow vow,
that this time I will own,
How how how,
I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know.
Now, now now,
I don’t wanna postpone my,
Vow, vow vow,
that this time I will own,
How how how,
I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know.

Be kind, take your time.
Be kind, take your time.

With flood insurance and bodyguards,
Humpty Dumpty bought a house of cards.
The past is never that far away,
but do you think that’s where I’m going to stay?
And I say no, and I say no, and I say no, and I say I don’t think so.

It doesn’t matter if everything’s ugly,
It doesn’t matter if it’s all unsafe.
The baby’s out with the bathwater,
The Rubicon was crossed today.
It doesn’t matter if we ever notice,
That the stars have all burnt out.
It doesn’t matter if things are perfect,
as long as everything’s perfect right…

Now, now now,
I don’t wanna postpone my,
Vow, vow vow,
that this time I will own,
How how how,
I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know.
Now, now now,
I don’t wanna postpone my,
Vow, vow vow,
that this time I will own,
How how how,
I don’t care and I don’t know. Don’t know.

Be kind, take your time.

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