Interpretations:Destroy The Past

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Contrast to Lonely Way[edit | edit source]

This short song contrasts with Sometimes A Lonely Way, which talks of the song's subject being isolated from everyone because of something bad they did in the past. While Lonely Way is utterly pessimistic and devoid of all hope, this song takes up a more optimistic stance. Who says you can't change the past? Let's go back and try! It also links nicely to 9 Secret Steps, which expands on the theme of coming to terms with oneself. --Freakiosis 16:17, 7 March 2013 (EST)

Interpretation 2[edit | edit source]

This could be a very short sequel to "2082" from Join Us. Once again, the time traveler seems to be wearing a spacesuit. He's been driven mad by his auto-homicidal experience and is setting out to do violence to the fabric of spacetime itself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.127.220.32 (talk) 00:52, March 16, 2013

Space-time Continuum[edit | edit source]

Considering this is such a short song, there's a lot that can be read into it. If you do indeed destroy the past, might that not cause you to cease to exist, thereby nullifying your effort to destroy the past? But wait, then you would actually exist, which means you could still go back to destroy the past...oy vey.

One way around this would be to develop a specialized temporal space suit. This would allow you to move through different times and alternate timelines and still retain memories of how things used to be or will have been or however the verb tense would go in such convoluted scenarios. In this space suit, you would theoretically have only a limited quantity of your own time's oxygen. Even if you build a special temporally-immune ship to house vast stores of oxygen and other necessities for life, eventually your supply will run out. In conclusion, I think it best not to destroy the past. :-D
--MisterMe (talk) 09:19, 24 May 2013 (EDT)