The Educated Fool

How good is The Educated Fool on a scale of 1-10?


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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
This is a decent song overall, but has some "sloppy" lyrics at times and I've never been the biggest fan of the "time will flow" piece. The instrumental section is really good, though. 6
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Great melancholic intro. I like the verses and the chorus. Good riff. The guitar melody in the middle of the song is very good (a highlight! imo). Both solos are good and fits the song. The song is full of melodies (like the whole album). 9/10
 
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Eliot1988

Educated Fool
The lyrics are Harris' thoughts and thoughts on life.
According to him, they deal with how he grew up while he had learned
so much throughout his life, he realized he had the answers to everything
and fewer fundamental questions than he thought when he was young. Also,
stated that the lyrics also concern the weight of the responsibility he felt for her
direction in which the band was leading, which it shouldered
voluntarily, but the rest of the band was accustomed to leaving
entirely on it. Finally, as he stated, the death of his father,
which is referred to in the lyrics, made him feel stronger than ever
how many people depend on his decisions.
The mentioned "book of the dead" refers to the book of the dead
of the Egyptians, "Reu Nu Pert Em Hru" ("Returning by Day"), which
consisted of invocations, prayers and magic and which accompanied them
dead at their burial.
 
Fantastic song, one of my favourite from the Blaze era. Two thoughts...

First, the long instrumental section feels like a precursor to No More Lies. Overall song lengths also similar.

Second, how dare you guys complain about the lyrics! Ok, you had to be there. I was 16 in 1998 and lines about fulfilling your potential, not being another one statistic and aspiring to be more really resonated. I think this is why I loved the song so much and still do.

Mrknickerbocke and Diesel, what the hell is wrong with you guys regarding the lyrics???
 

Gk1

Here I sit in a serenade of glory!
I think it would be better for me not to talk about this song.
 
Open the page at chapter one
Could this just be that life’s just begun

It’s a good song but also clearly a Steve composition.
I just started reading a new book today (Return of the King by Willian Dalrymple) and I indeed opened the page at chapter one. This phrase is neither grammatically incorrect, nor is it redundant as a metaphor!

Although I agree that two uses of 'just' seems there to pad out the lyrics.

Hey, at least it's not 'baking is wild!'. Which sounds like an advert for a cooking show :)
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I just started reading a new book today (Return of the King by Willian Dalrymple) and I indeed opened the page at chapter one. This phrase is neither grammatically incorrect, nor is it redundant as a metaphor!
Well typically you open the book at chapter one, but if you’re able to open the page then my admiration of you is immense — please bestow upon me your wisdom, o great mage. :p
 
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