Interpretations:One Everything

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Just realized something fundamental[edit]

In a similar fashion to Montana, the narrator has just realized something fundamental. The "haul off and die" part is left out, as this is supposed to be a children's song.

(Oh, and I find it awesome how confidently Linnell believes in children understanding this idea, and delivers it in a way so that they actually do.) - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 09:53, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Interpretation 2[edit]

Linnell begins the song with the unbridled confidence of a 17th century mathematician, asserting his tautology as a fact. But in the middle he begins to subject his theorem to questionings, while still believing that he is "pretty sure" of its correctness. And by the last verse he has undermined his statement with echoes of 20th century set theory paradoxes and Goedel, and wondering even if his questions make any sense. The closing repetitions of the chorus then seem like desperate attempts to cling to the fundamentalism of the song's opening -- another way of whistling in the dark. --Nehushtan 19:35, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Interpretation 3[edit]

There has been a conception of the universe as a single or sole entity in ancient and modern philosophies for thousands of years. According to Heraclitus, all things are derived from, and regulated by, a single Logos. Judaism brings us the idea of a single God whence all comes. Christianity combines these concepts with a single Divine Logos whence all things spring. In Ancient China, Lao Tzu introduces the concept of the Tao, the singular idea/God/thing that is the source of all else. In India, OM has developed similar connotations as the one sound and universal vibration from which all else has emerged. This song, then, is introducing children to a very potent concept which has existed as along as man has been civilized. --Rich Shay. August 6, 2008.

Drug trip song[edit]

I know this is so inappropriate, but the tune sounds like a drug trip song, and the lyrics aren't helping, like someone on drugs realizing "Woah, there's only one everything!" I apologize for it being so inappropriate, especially for a kids album, but..... yeah --Lachlan 04:14, February 10, 2009

There's only one everything? Duuuuude! --MisterMe (talk) 14:14, 5 May 2014 (EDT)

I don't think this was written as a kids song.[edit]

I think this could've been left off of The Else, it sounds like a Linnell song that would have fit in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nascarbean 97 (talkcontribs) 18:48, January 22, 2012