Divinely inspired works are handed to the authors, piece by piece, along with a personal understanding of what it means to them. This can be similar to or completely different from the higher meaning intended by the one who inspired it. What the inspired artist thinks about their work depends on what they can understand and what they would believe.
Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" record was released in the U.S.A. on May 10th, 1972. The lyrics were written by Ian Anderson. Thick as a Brick consisted of one 43 minute long song split into two tracks. The original album cover contained a 12 page newspaper insert called the "St. Cleve Chronicle". Links to the full readable St. Cleve Chronicle are above. The following is printed on the front cover: "THICK AS A BRICK"
Ian Anderson as oracle and prophet? The following is an interpretation of the first section of Thick as a Brick from the perspective of the Universal Consciousness (Holy Ghost/Spirit).
The actual lyrics are in regular type.The parts in bold are from the Universal Mind.There's
also some extra information in green. These are examples of the literal interpretation.
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to man: 1q. Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
1a.I really don't mind if you sit on your asses complacent as ever, as I have had it with you.
1q. My words but a whisper--your deafness a SHOUT
1ex.You don't pay attention to my Word (Reality).
1a. You turn away from the Truth, are unrealistic, and do not learn from your mistakes.
1q. I may make you feel but I can't make you think
1a. I make you feel good in church but you don't listen to me.
1q. Your sperm's in the gutter your--love's in the sink
1a. You have become loveless perverts.
1q. So you ride yourselves over the fields and/
1a. You drive around in cars, destroying the environment in every possible way; > 1q.you make all your animal deals 1ex.animal (man); animal deals (making money) 1a.All for making money. > 1q. and/ your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick 1ex.Mankind ignores the warnings of scientists,
physicists etc; (toxic effects on ecology), ecologists and environmentalists (ozone layer depletion), (greenhouse
effects), astronomers, geologists (large body impacts) etc. 1a.Mankind should have listened to their
wise men and followed their advice. >
1q. And the sand-castle virtues are all swept away in/the tidal destruction/the
moral melee. 1a.The coastal areas around the world will be wiped out by large body impact in the ocean. 2a.The seats of industry, government, and the media will be wiped out. 2b.There will be a depletion of the ozone layer and greenhouse effects. 3a.There will be anarchy and martial law
and the survival of the fittest. 3b.All of this could have been avoided, if you had only known who and what I am. > 1q. The elastic retreat rings the close of play as the last wave uncovers the
new fangled way. 1a.When the oceans recede after the tidal wave, everything will be changed. > 1q. And your new shoes are worn at the heals and/your suntan does rapidly peal
and/ 1a.Durable goods and necessities will be scarce, and the ultraviolet radiation will burn your skin instead of giving you a suntan. >
1q. your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick.
1a. You should have listened to your wise men. The ones whose only agenda is helping people and learning the truth about what is really going on. They are there for you but your power elite, industrialists, and money power have fooled you by using the psychology of persuasion through the media. They skim all the excess resources and pocket it, while the masses suffer and die, the environment is destroyed, and you are left alone and defenseless. They have pocketed the resources in the form of currency that would make the Earth a paradise. They stole paradise from you, and then you died. >
1q. And the love that I feel is so far away: I'm a bad dream that I just had today - and you shake your
head and say it's a shame.