Literacy Analysis "The Noose"

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John T. Mr. Lee 11/3/2014 The Noose Addiction is a challenging process to overcome. Whether it be addiction to alcohol or narcotics, there is a popular program called the twelve steps which helps many people. The road is a long spiritual process which takes a year of sobriety for one to become considered recovered. Maynard James, the main singer of A Perfect Circle, writes a song called "The Noose". Sometimes people feel like they are on the "pink cloud" which means that people become overly confident in early recovery and get cocky. I believe "The Noose" is written about how one may get the feeling of perfection in their recovery. They believe they are reborn a saint and forget about the footprint they left in other peoples lives. In the first line of the song, "So glad to see you well/ Overcome and completely silent now", begins by addressing someone which I assume recently came out of a rehabilitation clinic. Religious symbolism becomes introduced, "With heavens help, You cast your demons out". The person overcame their addiction with the help of God or a higher power and using religion finding rest to account for his sins. And not to pull your halo down Around your neck and Pull you off your cloud . But I'm more than just a little curious How you're planning to go about making your amends To the dead To the dead. The halo is used as a symbol to the man's new life. This man, a reborn saint, is asked the question how believes that he can go about making his wrong doings right again. Although one may have recovered from their addiction, one of the steps in the twelve steps is "making amends" to those you have wronged. The person must of hurt others either physically or emotionally from their addiction who have by now passed away and can't fix the damage that has been caused evident from the line "How you're planning to go about making your amends

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