Keep in mind, these are somewhat liberal interpretations of the various interpretations found on the internet; I got most of the details from video games I've played and some independent reading on the subject....as far as I know, there is no real "formal" way to educate oneself on the subject, so if I misinterpret anything, apologies in advance 0.0
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**The Fool (Again)**
The "story" for this song is simple; we have our character, the unnamed "Fool," who basically "has it all" --- a family, financial stability, the ability to fulfill most desires within a reasonable time frame....and yet still, he feels like something is missing, like he has nothing at all even though most would say he has everything ("What does it mean/when everything feels like nothing at all?"). Acknowledging that he is just a fledgling in the world, he nonetheless sets out to find that last piece of the puzzle of his life, that one thing that will make him feel at peace.
As for how it correlates with the card, I already explained it when I posted the song for the first time, but for ease of reference, here's the paragraph again (it's also in the above post):
The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us, the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world. The sun shining behind him represents the divine nature of the Fool's wisdom and exuberance. On his back are all the possessions he might need. In his hand there is a flower, showing his appreciation of beauty. He is frequently accompanied by a dog, sometimes seen as his animal desires, sometimes as the call of the "real world", nipping at his heels and distracting him. He is seemingly unconcerned that he is standing on a precipice, apparently about to step off.
The number 0 is a perfect signifier for the Fool, as it can become anything when he reaches his destination. Zero plus anything equals the same thing. Zero times anything equals zero. Zero is nothing, a lack of hard substance, and as such it may reflect a non-issue or lack of cohesiveness for the subject at hand."
"Merlin" here is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the magician of Arthurian myth; that name is used to tie into the "first" tarot, The Magician, who is represented by this song.
The "story" here is simple; out in the world for the first time, our hero feels empowered by the nearly endless potential that the total freedom he finds; no longer restrained by the limits of his social standing, he is able to pursue dreams that he wasn't able to before because of other people's expectations of him -- his dreams of being a hero ("Hell yeah/I'm gonna be somebody who matters"), of never giving in to the pressures of maturity ("I won't make myself indifferent"), of keeping his beliefs alive while having to coexist with a chaotic, heartless society that is hostile to dreams and ideals ("Too many sides to choose from in this life/Too many friends singled out in strife"). He justifies himself in light of opposing viewpoints because there are other people out there who think like him, who haven't let their dreams die ("I believe there are others out there like me"), but at the same time, there's a hint that he's troubled by some personal guilt from his past, something he's done that he doesn't feel he's answered for, that causes him to be unable to fit the stereotypical "hero" archetype ("Every day when I wake up and I think about what happened/and I know that I gotta set myself free....free from me").
The Magician Tarot stands for initiative, but also inexperience....I felt that was reflected in the story for this song because it stands for a young person who has the ideals of a hero, but not necessarily a means realistic enough to truly realize those ideals.
"...this card can refer to scholarly knowledge. The Fool (card 0) has learned something about the workings of the world and now sees himself as powerful. Perhaps the reputation of the Magician is derived from the Fool misunderstanding what is happening while the High Priestess (the next card) is looking back, thinking that the Magician is missing the point of spiritual knowledge.
He represents the potential of a new adventure, chosen or thrust upon one. A journey undertaken in daylight, in the Enlightenment tradition. He brings things out of the darkness into the light. He explores the world in order to master it. He is solar consciousness."
**The Collapse of Jachin and Baoz**
This song represents the Priestess card, number 2. The story is that our hero has met a female companion who basically shares his naivete and ideology, but there is some unspecified fundamental difference in their beliefs. He is so afraid that to accept such a difference would mean to compromise his own dreams that he lashes out at her, criticizing her for what he sees as a delusion ("In your pretty little world, I know what you must be thinking"), and when she reacts with some reluctant hostility, he insists that she just doesn't like what he says because she knows it's the truth ("You look at me and you see a subtle thing/And I know that you have the same feeling"). The rest of the song is basically him telling her what he thinks her problem is ("It's just a matter of [etc. etc.]/Something so relevant that's eating you here and now").
The Priestess represents looking inward for strength; in this case, it's represented by the girl's ability to question herself and others, which puts her at an advantage over our hero's naivete; she's able to look at him and accept his difference, even though he won't accept hers, because she understands his fear of losing his dreams. She's too kind to tell him, though, and so he walks on without her, dismissing her and her views.
The names "Jachin and Baoz" come from the twin pillars of Solomon's Temple in the Bible, portrayed on the face of the Priestess card as ambiguous towers (or sometimes just letters) "J" and "B." Often they represent false beliefs or false religion; in this case they represent our hero's absolute certainty that he is right, and that he has done a good thing in assaulting the "wrong" beliefs of this girl he has met. He believes he's dealt a blow to her "false beliefs."
**Mother and Father, Ordained**
This shows our hero's ideals as he matures, beginning to take on extremes. As he gets older, he begins to realize how difficult it is to maintain his ideas without compromising them in some way to allow others to have their own ideas. This way of thinking drives him away from people, causing him to see anyone who thinks differently than him as a threat to his way of life, and he eventually finds himself railing against society altogether --- the whole song is basically a psychotic rant by our hero about how society wants us to do everything except follow our hearts. He sees the efforts of society to keep "order" as a threat to his way of life, and so he seeks to bring it down. And with the help of like-minded individuals, this eventually happens.
This song represents three cards --- the Emperor, the Empress and the Heirophant. On the one hand, it's a commentary about merging personal ideals with politics --- the Emperor and Empress (representing paternal authority and decisiveness; and maternal instinct; respectively) represent the family, which is driven by relationships, personal morals and teachings, whereas the Heirophant (which represents formal authority, more like a government or a church than a family) represents the governing law of the land; these entities --- family and law --- are joined, which causes a backlash from people whose personal values differ, and their inability to accept each other's inner values being forced upon them leads to their own destruction. The society that was supposed to preserve all order by forcing everyone to live "morally" is ultimately destroyed because of the people's desire and need for the freedom to make their own choices and live with their own consequences.
**I Chose To Love**
This is the hero's reflective state; after the fall of the ideal society he sought to create, he looks back and wonders how he could have gone wrong; it's at this point that he first begins to see a problem with his ways. It occurs to him that, as he has his own dreams that he fears compromising, other people have theirs, as well. He begins to understand why his faction was not able to create its ideal world, and feels shame; it turns out that the very ideals he espoused --- the ends justify the means, my beliefs will make everyone happy --- are the very reason that his ideal society was shattered, never to return ("Now I know that what I did never changed a single thing/I knew all the suffering I thought it would bring"), throws himself into exhile out of shame ("But that doesn't make it better, and it doesn't make it right/so excuse me if I find a way to stay out here all night"), and opts to start over from the ground up, using the last words of the girl he met as the foundation for his new worldview ("I will always remember what you told me about that place...if it's not in your heart, then it's Heaven only in the name").
The Lovers in this case represents the beginning of awareness, of choice, and of the power that comes with that choice. In his desire to understand why his dream could never come true, he comes to realize that he caused the demise of his own dream through his own zeal, and learns a valuable lesson that it is simply not possible for everyone to accomplish their own dreams when many of those dreams involve subduing the dreams of others.
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."