Now the only guidance that I had is splattered on cement
Actions speak louder than words, let me try this shit, dead
These two lines, along with the previous two lines, are from an earlier Tyler release entitled “Cult Shit”
Tyler’s Conscience, (represented by several different personalities, such as Dr. TC, and Tron Cat), just committed suicide.
Since his conscience was his only guidance counselor, when it kills itself, Tyler is inclined to follow the leader and do it himself. The action of suicide is a stronger influence on him than anything his conscience has told him verbally
Being the first single from his second album, this may mark the end of Tyler’s Bastard phase as we head into Goblin
Seeing as actions don’t literally speak, this can be seen as a paradox.
Here lies the final paradox of the song. The beat pans oddly (like the rope when someone’s being hanged) which could represent the stage between killing yourself and actually dying when you’re semi-conscious and hazy, but then Tyler comes back and says that he’s dead. Paradox.
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