"Buddha had once said that when you realize how perfect everything is, you'll tilt your head up and laugh at the sky.
Considering this, I believe perfection to already be in existence. I also believe that as we learn more about the world around us, the concept of perfection will change because the current definition we have of perfection implies (arrogantly) that we know just how far things can go, that we know the height of existence and all that it entails, etc" - BOULLIE
Built around samples from the anime Bleach as well as its soundtrack, this intro explores the idea of perfection and the fact that in the world we live, complete perfection is impossible to attain. The best we can do as a species is to keep marching on towards the future. We should also look back to the past to learn from our mistakes as well as looking at influential individuals to reinvent their acts in order to better procure knowledge.
The perfect being you said? Well, I have to tell you the honest truth as I see it. In this world nothing perfect exists. It may be a cliche after all, but it's the way things are. That's precisely why ordinary men pursue the concept of perfection. It's infatuation, but ultimately I have to ask myself what is the true meaning of being perfect and the answer I came up with was nothing. Not one thing. The truth of the matter is, I despise perfection. If something is truly perfect, that's it. The bottom line becomes there is no room for imagination. No space for intelligence or ability or improvement. Do you understand? To men of science like us perfection is a dead end, a condition of hopelessness. Always strive to be better than anything that came before you, but not perfect. Scientists agonize over the attempt to achieve perfection. That's the kind of creatures we are. We take joy in trying to exceed our grasp and trying to reach for something that in the end we have to admit may, in fact, be unreachable...... In other words, you may think that we operate on the same level, but you are wrong. The moment you started talking about perfection you embraced an impossible concept and are already lost to me. That is, of course, if you are indeed a scientist at all.
from Waking Up,
released February 6, 2017
Writer: Jeff Bridges (lyrics)
Writer: Shiro Sagisu (samples)