The Growlers released their album Not.Psych! on October 28, 2013. Most of the songs in the album talk about having self reliance. I think the album is talking about how its okay to go your own way and not follow what other people tell you to do.
In the song "Tell it how it is" It talks about a man who is self reliant and does not care about what anyone says. One of the lyrics says "...he is faithful to himself / and it can hurt to hear the truth/ but he just aint concerned with you" I think the lyrics are trying to explain that he is not concerned about what other people have to say because hes going to do whatever he thinks is right for himself. He is only faithful to himself so it shows how self reliant he is that he can only trust himself and not care about anybody else's opinion. Another lyric in the song is " ..So he had to leave/ no time to grieve/ Had to set out and find /Something better than what he left behind/ Something he knew was worth/ All of his pain and hurt". This talks about him leaving in search of something that is worth it to him. He is only focused on himself and needs to find something that makes him happy.
This song connects to the quote on self reliance because the man in the song does what he thinks is best for himself. He is not concerned about what people will think about when he leaves to find something that he thinks is worth it to him. This song shows Transcendentalism because it shows how self reliant the person is that no matter what you tell him he is going to do whats best for him. Like the Emerson quote demonstrates, the man in the song knows what he has to do in order to find something that is best for himself. Even though people will say their opinion about what he should do with his life he is not going to listen to what anyone tells him. Emerson would like this song because it connects to his quote perfectly about being self reliant and doing what you think is the best for yourself.
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