Contents - This Great Society - Issue 5, Mythology - December 2009/January 2010
     
 
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“Two Paths Diverged in a Wood” is about books and words, and the illusion and separation that language inevitably creates. It is about the myth inside the myth: semantics and rhetoric. It begins with the words, "On Walden" (a reference to the poem, “On Walden Pond” by Thoureau). In some ways, the song is about making your own myths, like Walden did. It is about the way "each man believes only his experiences.” That is, you cannot claim a truth until you have lived that truth. It also deals with retrospect and how history is written by the victors. If you own the words, you own the world.

 
     
     
 
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