Amongst other things, Phil is a born “phil”osopher.
Seems so long I’ve been waiting, still don’t know what for
There’s no point in escaping, I don’t worry anymore
I can’t come out to find you, I don’t like to go outside
They can turn off my feelings, like they’re turning off the light.
- From “Take Me Home”
Phil accepts his fate as a “prisoner all [his] life”. Here he offers us a nihilistic approach we could all apply to the daily banality of our lives—he’s like the contemporary Sartre. Only he uses an awesome synth-drum beat to express the emptiness and futility of the human condition.