In Intertiatic ESP Cerpin is sentenced by a judge in his dream world called the "unhydriate".
He is forced into the Ectopic shapshifting penance-propulsion. This is the vessel that transports Cerpin to different parts of the Comatorium.
In this vessel horrific things are done to Cerpin in order to make him worthy to be leader of the Tremulants, creatures he created in his art which subconsciously manifested in his mind (the Comatorium).
Before Cerpin's attempted suicide, he put all his work and faith in his drawings. Nothing in the world was ever so important as those drawings. He made art out of everything, art that was dark and most often disturbing.
This is where the Tremulants came from. Out of his
pictures, they made a home for themselves in his mind.
Of course, he never knew they did.
They created their own community, their own religion. So when Cerpin finally decided his life wasn't worth living, it was by no accident. The house of Tremula Metacarpi (the Tremulants) had planned for him to do this all along. They worshiped him, and needed to make him a worthy leader.
That is why they are punishing him, to prepare him. That is why he had to go through the Intertiatic ESP, even why he injected himself in the first place.
"Now I'm Lost". The tale of Cerpin taxt becomes stranger yet as he describes a creature called the "Unhydriate" whom sentences him to extreme punishment due to his attempted suicide.
There have been arguments saying that "Now I'm lost" is referring to Cerpin Taxt losing the connection between his body and mind. I disagree. Based on findings from the De-loused in the Comatorium Storybook it is certain that "Now I'm lost" is referring to Cerpin not knowing what he is being sentenced for, and not understanding the punishment.
The expanded song name is "Intertiatic Ectopic Shapeshifting Penance-propulsion". To help understand the story, understanding the title of this song is a must.
So to put this together, the song is about Cerpin's struggle inside the Intertiatic ESP and some of the horrific things that happen to him.
The extent of his torture is included in the following lines from the song. Each of these lines has something to do with his torture.
After he describes his torture, Cerpin repeats a line from Son et Lumiere:
In this line, he is stating that the punishment he received is a result of him trying to kill himself.
At the end of the song, Cerpin makes a reference to death through a riddle:
This is foreshadowing what is to come later in the album. Along with that, it is also possible that Cerpin believes that he is going to die, and those are his last words.
Now let's move on to the music.
The beginning of the song continues the erratic heart beats of Cerpin
taxt, but only for a second. It quickly digresses to the intense rhythms
of all the bands instruments you could think of.
music relates to what Cerpin is saying in a great way. He says "I'm
Lost", but at the same time the music is confusing and produces similar
feelings. The strange time signatures help to emphasize how lost Cerpin
actually is. This is important, because it can help you or I understand
the meaning of the song, even if we can't understand the lyrics.
really just have to mention to you. When the song breaks down in the
bridge, there are the sounds of a bunch of guitars falling, and it
sounds like spiders. I just want to know, how the hell do you make
something sound like spiders? Because that's obviously the part where
the spiders crawl inside of him. Just thought I would mention it.
the end of his journey (and the song) the sounds of fading guitar bring
about a great sense of disorientation. This really does sound like he
is falling asleep or passing out. It does a great job of marking the end
of this chapter.
Now let's continue to the Haunt of Roulette Dares.
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