"If your guides claim
that the Kingdom is in the sky,
The birds of the sky will be there before you.
If they see it is in the sea,
The fishes of the sea will be there before you.
The Kingdom is within you and without you."
- The Gospel of Thomas, translated by Nancy Johnson
The song is about being violently assaulted and it made me crazy for a few years. I got really paranoid walking around at night and started feeling really unsafe.
Its more about empowering myself physically amongst a masculine power, and the hate of feeling powerless, making light of masculine physical power, making it jovial and non-threatening. I took a typically violent cultural situation and made it pop and happy.-Grimes about Obllivon
Lucky enough to get a signed copy…