Interpretations:Lake Monsters

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Trump Supporters[edit]

I will admit, it's weird to hear a TMBG song of such overt political commentary, but this song is obviously about the maddened supporters of Trump coming out to vote for him on election day. The mass hypnosis of the GOP, fake news propaganda, and Alex Jones like commentators spreading conspiracy theories is also referenced. It's also a play on how Trump says he's going to "drain the swamp" when he and his supporters can be modeled as the swamp monsters. Mr. Klaw (talk) 12:32, 12 January 2018 (EST)Mr. Klaw

Thank your lucky stars[edit]

I find it significant that all of the localities named (Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Chicago, East California) represent states where Trump was beaten in 2016, not places which contributed to his election victory. Hence the question in the second verse, "are they really there?" followed by the response, "thank your lucky stars" (the only hopeful line in the entire song). In that sense, the "lucky stars" could be the states (metaphorically, as on the American flag) which resisted Trump. --Blipvert (talk) 09:35, 1 July 2019 (EDT)

Lakemon Regrets Voting[edit]

Adding onto Trump Supporters, one of the metaphors found in the music video is the imaginary lake monster Lakemon, a clear abbreviation of the term "Lake Monsters." Lakemon's apparent weakness in the video is "accidental self harm," which makes sense, due to its stature and its horrendous claws just long enough to reach its four stringy tentacles, which it cuts off. This is a metaphor for the regret Trump supporters felt after the election of 2016.

-When Cheese Met Chalk

A Mass Hypnosis Isn't Happenin'[edit]

piggybacking off the trump voters idea, i'm a fan of the repeated line "no hypnosis like a mass hypnosis cause a mass hypnosis isn't happening", most notably the latter half. i'd like to think that flans saying a mass hypnosis isn't happening implies that trump supporters aren't being "hypnotically" turned into racists/xenophobes by trump, rather that they've always been that way, and trump's run for presidency has just given them an excuse to voice their true feelings.

-8-bit monkey

Shades of The Else[edit]

Just wanted to start by saying that I totally agree with the analyses that this is about Trump and the recent rise of the alt-right.

Also: this reminded me of The Else in multiple ways (my favorite TMBG album). The Else was their last album with distinct political overtones, so it comes to mind with the lyrical content here. I also think that the way the song progresses through different movements and its non-linear structure are reminiscent of songs like “With The Dark.” The zany, chugging chaos of the later sections of the song also remind me of “I’m Impressed” & “The Shadow Government.”

I don’t necessarily think it was intended to be a callback, but as a fan of this writing style from them, this track really speaks to me.