The Undisciplined Truth

The Undisciplined Truth

billwhite51's picture
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Liner Notes: 

Antonioni epanded the language of cinema and the world declared a state of boredom. Dylan expanded the language of rock and roll and received a Nobel Prize. Pollock dripped paint and all American artists began to drip. Warhols first soup can dripped, and when he was told he ddnt have to drip, another border was crossed. The trick in crossing borders in the arts is to go as far as possible without falling off the wall. This is the song of someone who fell off the wall, discovering that you cannot apply a discipline to the truth, but without discipline the truth is unapproachable. The knights of the round table learned this in their quest for the grail.


You cant cross in
Until the seal is secure
Wait unti they bring
The bark of the Jambu tree
It wil seal borders
And let you cross

You can push back
The edges of the frame
Just dont let the picture
Fall off the wall

How much is too much?
How far can I go?
Can I touch your knee?
How are gonna stop me?

I dont ask questions
Because I dont ike answers
Id rather believe things that are not true
Than know the undisciplined truth about you
Men kill for love
Women kill for hate
Sodiers kill to extend
The boundaries of State

I just pushed the picture
Past the edges of the frame
Til the signature is burned
And the world forgets my name

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


tamsnumber4's picture

Great visuals in the write to get your idea across, love the second verse for that. I really like the write and thought behind this and the melancholy melody and vocal to get the idea across.

ductapeguy's picture

Great imagery here, and an inspiring message for creatives.

fresh spotless youth's picture

Yeah, there's a lot of reasons to slap a "fav" tag on this one: the guitar, the vocal, the lyric. To deconstruct any interpretive framework without descending into gibberish, you're going to have to simultaneously use and subvert its resources. I like that "how are you going to stop me" line, as it points to the power behind all border making

coolparadiso's picture

Great thought piece on where the lines are and what you do about it! Vocally outstanding on this Bill !

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderful concept very well conceived and delivered. I love the references to reaching and pushing the boundaries to find the next truth. And that being framed within the context of our society, our lives, and our love. Wonderfully philosophical and still very intimate and relatable. Great insights. And loved the liner notes too.

jcollins's picture

The liner notes are very interesting and I hope this song doesn't go over my head.

Looking at the can't cross in until the seal is secure. This line immediately put the picture in my head. I looked up Jumbo and is some kind of fruit tree. The lyrics tell us that you need the bark to seal the border and let you cross. that's interesting BIll. The next part with the picture frame is pretty easy. The next part is full of questions and can I touch your knee really stands out for me. The undisciplined truth about you is a powerful line. I don't want to know. The last part of that section that really sticks out for me is soldiers kill to extend the boundaries of State. The last part is powerful too...I just push the picture past the edges of the frame. Clearly, there is more to that verse than I mentioned but I do understand the message. I wasn't even sure I was going to get this but I think I got it, Bill. Your background is much more advanced than anything I have seen in my life and I think there is a lot to learn from you. I'm ready for the audio now....hold. Guitar intro..vocals can't cross it...can clearly understand the lyrics...good vocals...nice easy playing on the much is too much...the undisciplined truth about you...first verse can push back edges of the frame just don't let the picture fall off the wall...echo...and out. Great song Bill. I think you are ahead of your time or I'm of the two or both.. Great job on this.

katpiercemusic's picture

Can I just say how much I love your comment about Warhol's soup can?
Also, I love this line...
"Men kill for love
Women kill for hate
Sodiers kill to extend
The boundaries of State"
That's poetry right there.

ustaknow's picture

Oh my, that’s a good one.

The issue with the art world, imo/ime, is all the non artist living in it defining the walls edge. I say, blow up the wall, here, use my granade, my granade for you, all of you. ;).

You’d all thank me if not so afraid of, my, impact after the fall, up Wink (not you, you all “here”, of course, figureatively speaking).

Bill, very nice line rhymes with very good effect - mind pictures.

sph's picture

Your liner notes are already a great read. I don't really know how to express my thoughts about your lyrics - but I like them.