POV Rhapsody

from Truth and Fun by EIGHT TWO

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This weird song is about perspective and the ethics of how we distance ourselves from others by making their first person singular perspective into a grammatical object.

This song confronts the moral problem of how language objectifies subjective first persons, and this makes it easier not to empathize, and not to treat other individuals as persons, but as things. Language provides a framework that makes it easy to flatten first person singular perspectives into the grammatically "others," but no person is a third person - we are all grammatical "first persons." The ramifications of this are that we must practice empathy, because language itself has insidious anti-empathetic inclinations.

Also, regarding objective truth, which is to say the question of if there is such a thing as absolute truth, it misses the point, by trying to supersede being, because perspective gives location a point, no test for truth can conclude if what is being tested is not given a scale and location relative to a subject, so there really is such a thing as truth, but only as that which exists within the bounds of first person perspective.

There is no existence without a point of view. I have a deep philosophical objection to the idea that anything at all can exist without there being a perspective from which to experience it.
"When shall we open our minds to the conviction that the ultimate reality of the world is neither matter nor spirit, is no definite thing, but a perspective?"
― José Ortega y Gasset

I enjoyed creating the silly vocal sound that happens about a quarter of the way into the track, it is not an effect, I was channeling the voice of a talking doughnut, her name is Doughlores. Up until I saw The Good Place, I thought I was alone in thinking philosophy was fun.

The final chorus vamp has the energy of healing the world - it walks the tightrope between uncertainty and hope.
"There is a massive hole in hope.
Can you pass through, do you dare?
Do you care enough about truth,
to undo it?"

lyrics

POV Rhapsody - from "Truth and Fun" by Eight Two

Perspective changes love into strangeness
Perspective changes
Perspective changes
Perspective changes everything

Any fixed truth is insincere
If the only constant is change
Truth itself must change too

Existence assumes a first person point of view
Second and third persons don’t ring true
It’s conceited to act as though they do
Truth is first person singular

Being has so much more for you to be
There has never been more wonder for you to see

Reality needs POV
Without someone to see it, there is nothing to see

Truth cannot be simplified
Understanding cannot stand alone

No one has a third person point of view
Everyone is an “I” and that includes you


There’s a massive hole in hope
Can you pass through, do you dare?

La la la...

There’s a massive hole in hope
Can you pass through, do you dare?

Do you care enough about truth
To undo it?

There’s a massive hole in hope
Can you pass through, do you dare?

Do you care enough about truth
To undo it?

There’s a massive hole in hope
Can you pass through it?

credits

from Truth and Fun, released July 20, 2020
Lyrics and Music by Misha Bittleston

Everything recorded, produced, arranged and performed by Misha Bittleston a.k.a Eight Two at ET Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gerardo Giraldo played electric guitar and piano on “POV Rhapsody”

Mixed by Darrell Thorp

Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, NYC
assisted by Chris Allgood

Drawings by Misha Bittleston

Design by Janeen Jang

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'Truth and Fun' is out now!!
Santa Fe by way of Brooklyn, Eight Two plays his own edgy blend of experimental indie rock.

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