Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (, are very close to our vision of an ecological society

11 September, 2007

Killer by Van der Graaf Generator, Album H to He who am the only one, 1970

So you live in the bottom of the sea,
and you kill all that come near you ....
but you are very lonely, because all the other fish fear you .....
And you crave companionship and someone to call your own;
because for the whole of your life you've been living alone.

On a black day in black month
at the black bottom of the sea,
Your mother gave birth to you and died immediately ....
'Cos you can't have two killers living in the same pad
and when your mother knew that her time had come
she was really rather glad.

Death in the sea, death in the sea,
somebody please come and help me, come and help me
Fishes can't fly, fishes can't fly,
Fishes can't and neither can I, neither can I ....

Now I'm really rather like you,
for I've killed all the love I ever had
by not doing all I ought to and by leaving my mind coming bad.
And I too am a killer, for emotion runs as deep as flesh
and I too am so lonely, and I wish that I could forget

We need love,
We need love,
We need love ..........

This of obscured lyrics song can be interpreted as having ecological extensions. It can be considered that describes the loneliness of man who tries to isolate himself from his natural environment by devastating the surrounding nature and killing creatures that never tries to understand and create manmade “safe” environments. This isolation makes him more selfish and more aggressive towards the surrounding environment, even towards other people. The depressive attitude of these lyrics reminds me the figure of a bloodthirsty emperor or dictator and his realm of terror.

You can hear this song in youtube

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