“The Architect” by dEUS. So Rock-n-Roll is alive?

As I was working on a mortal theme of  “Architecture & Rock-n-Roll” post I’ve dug through tons of materials. 90% were never used in an essay. But some of them are so cool that it would be a shame not to share it with the architectural community. Especially the stuff, which against my wild claim about the death of Rock-n-Roll proves that the real rock music is alive. (I hope I am wrong about architecture as well.)

So here you go. Enjoy the dEUS – a divine rock band from Antwerp, Belgium. Their 2008 album “Vantage Point” and amazing single from it “The Architect”. (Guitar sound nicely reminds of a legendary INXS.)

In my view everything is perfect: the music, the lyrics, the covers. Architecturally perfect. G-d Bless, dEUS.

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The Architect

(Ah, never-mind that outer space stuff, let’s get down to earth!)

What is the architect doing?
He is by the riverside
What is he thinking out there?
He is committing egocide
Now isn’t that a strange thing?
Well, to him it feels just
Oh we guess a person’s gotta do
What a person feels he must

He said:
“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
(I feel it’s touch and go)
Cause I’m the architect
(I feel it’s touch and go)
Cause I’m the architect

Now the man has understood
That outerspace is overrated
About all the problems on this Earth we should
Worry now to solve them later
And so he’s brooding and alluding on a perfect design
He thinks that working on behalf of himself is a crime
He flashes out by the water, a view so divine
He’s the architect of his own fate, a man in his prime

He said:
“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
(I feel it’s touch and go)
Cause I’m the architect
(I feel it’s touch and go)
(That’s it, we’re going to make it)
(Don’t let up)
(Don’t let up or we won’t make it)

And so he drew himself a pentagon
Thinking it through a geodesic dome
From the coast of Tahiti to the hills of Rome
Step aside cause the man will take the Nobel prize home

He said:
“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”

Now if these aspirations bother you
Well you are just you, you don’t have a clue
I’m sticking to the plan, I will see it through
Let there be no confusion

Cause I’m the architect
(I feel it’s touch and go)
Cause I’m the architect
(I feel it’s touch and go)
Cause I’m the architect

Comments
3 Responses to ““The Architect” by dEUS. So Rock-n-Roll is alive?”
  1. Michael B. says:

    Great find! Very nicely illustrates a point made in my comment for the “Architecture & Rock-n-Roll” post. By the way, the song was inspired and contains voice samples by architect and engineer Buckminster Fuller

  2. maria says:

    yah, i like the lyrics, but i dont imagine listening to this for inspiration while working. it got a monotonous sound, there is no variation or climax or even a bridge to the sound arrangement. now i’m going to take a pill, got to press green day.

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