There’s several reasons why I want to write this self-explanation. 1) In case music critics/historians want to take their guess by analysing lyrics and/or music and they misinterpret what I originally intended on communicating. 2) In case someone wonders what’s all this about. 3) For my friend Billy who will do a videoclip. 4) For all the people that don’t like puzzles and hidden meanings. 5) For whoever thinks that expression is the utmost purpose of music. Well, to me it’s not. It’s all about communication.
Anyhow, first things first. This is an album about 8 different stories of love and the people that experience it.
1) Sin. This is part of a trilogy, “Sin, Desire, Torture”. The other two songs may be published at some point. It’s all about our inner fears, that we’re doing everything wrong, and how we must obey to Gods, or other forms of Power. It’s encouraging us to sin, but also denounces sin simultaneously. It’s about dreams, the ways to realise them, our eternal connection to fate/destiny and the fact that no matter how dark things may appear, they can only get worse. Or better, depending what one will chose in the process. To love is to sin in certain cases and this song portrays the pain, drama and madness of a sinful love (that’s musically represented with the tremolos at the end of the song and the chaotic guitars. Also the violins attempt to visually represent violent cuts).
2) X. Kinda more clear here, it’s about a love that has ended. One of the two people ended a relationship and the other one is trying to get over them. It’s a harsh realisation, but inevitable. The song encourages the betrayed by love ex-lover to start thinking about themselves by portraying the other lover as a careless but hurt person. The instrumental play in the middle is reversed melodies that all musical instruments share at some point – see it as an argument between two lovers who are saying exactly the same things, at different times, and perhaps spaces; there’s no communication in all this unless one sees it from a distance. The strings’ ‘objection’ at the final chorus is a shadow of a doubt that follows the two exes.
3) Heaven’s lie #3. Now we’re getting into deeper fields. This is about a religious love from God’s perspective. “Now you want to see me, then it was a lie” says God, accusing the human for not being trustful in Them since the beginning. The humans, as it always happens, are extremely narrow-minded and stuck on one thing: “Wanna be like you said”, as in “I want the life I’ve dreamt of because you made me dream of it by telling me there’s heaven somewhere out there for me”. The end of the song is without any words, as they’re not needed. It’s a long journey of enlightenment.
4) The Rapist. Some people would say that this song couldn’t be about love, but it is. Violent and unwanted love/love making. First of all, the scenery is at an emotionally deranged family’s house. The act of rape lets the raped feeling absolutely nothing at all, caring about nothing. Rape feels like it’s lasting so long – “it’s such disgrace, disorder, pain, your life is a waste, this act of rape” – leaving disgust to both (Rapist and raped). During the second chorus it’s the rapist’s turn to express their nothingness and endless wandering in and out people’s life, just to return to what they feel from the beginning: nothing.
5) Down on my knees. This song is about submissive love. First from the perspective of the submissive and secondly from the one of the dominant. It’s a play of power and trust.
6) Clink. This is a song about loving our own self. Learning from our experiences, trying to create our own identity, understanding ourselves, teaching ourselves a lesson. The dark side of our minds.
7) You break it. One of the types that connect paranoia and love – when someone is so deeply engaged in loving something or someone that become paranoid about anything that happens around them.
8) Death in the family. What happens when we lose someone we love? Usually people think that this is the end. This song is the connection to the next album, “Ritual Lament”. Everything will be explained there.
About the title: Potentially Infinite. If you want to read more about that this actually is, look up Aristotle’s theory. I chose this title because love has the potential to be endless; it may or may not last forever. I’ve also included the infinity symbol (∞) to express this (it also reminds us of number 8, and that’s how many songs are included in the album). The positive (+) relates not only to the infinite, that to the positive ontology of love.