Rubik's Cube Analysis

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Joel Pott, the lead vocalist of the band, Athlete, is most famous for his strange, yet well-written lyrics. One of his best songs, Rubik's Cube, includes the lyrics “the world is too heavy, too big for my shoulders.” However, the words incorporated into the song conveys a deeper meaning than what meets the eye. The lyrics alludes to the Greek myth of the titan Atlas, in which he was condemned to carry the burden on the sky on his shoulders as an outcome of aiding the Titans rather than the Olympian gods. In fact, by referring to the story of Atlas, it helps clarify that the character in the song is seeking aid to help sustain the character's complications.
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