Today The Ropes tell us about the title track from their recently released EP "Lack of Technology Made Me a Killer". Here is the story:
Toppy: Sharon and I were talking with some people after a show and the topic of judging others came up. We were showered with the usual clichés and platitudes. Someone was going on and on about how you can never know what's really inside someone's head, to which Sharon remarked, "Yeah, but I know what they want me to know." I thought it was a brilliant response. It basically shut the entire conversation down. When I returned to my apartment that night, I set out to write something centered around that line.
Sharon: Toppy reminded me of this conversation weeks later and played me a rough idea. The original working title was something like "They Want Me to Know." The concept eventually grew bigger lyrically and the line "I know what they want me to know" became the pre-chorus instead of the chorus. The notion of a "just dictatorship" became the driving theme of the song. It actually wasn't until well after the song was finished that Toppy suggested changing the title to "Lack of Technology Made Me a Killer."
The majority of the vocals sound light and whimsical, as I wanted to convey justice as something simple, clean and elegant. The vocals don't become abrasive until the end of the song, where the aim was to depict struggle, as the "just dictatorship" is overcome by the tyranny of the majority.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP and the group right here!