I told him it was only a movie and he kept asking me
What’s it about?
It’s about your addiction - Beer
I love my beer.
That’s what it’s all about isn’t it
Today it’s all different for the kids
It depends what sort of kid you are.
Poor kids, rich kids.
Today the drugs are cheaper.
To go to a club dance all night just drink the WATER.
Doesn’t matter really does it
He looked at me
Cause it matters.
It’s a drug
Everything’s a drug
Coffee is a drug
Everything’s a drug.
Everything’s a cliché
What it is? Everything is recycled and used again.
So, you made a film about making a film
Well that’s not real - is it?
A film shouldn’t be about a film
And I say
You don’t see beer as being anything else but beer
You don’t see a film as being anything else but a film.
And then I dropped myself in it
Sometimes you have to look in from outside the box
And he said
What the fuck
Where did you get that from?
It’s all that corporate bullshit
Well that’s what its all about isn’t it
That’s what you buy you buy the image - buy the look
You buy everything and nothing means anything, does it?
What do you mean?
Well, everything becomes a commodity you buy you sell…
Beer to me is more than just something I buy
Beer is part of my life
Then I rest my case
No, wait a minute
What’s this box stuff?
It’s about trying to understand things
You see there is two ways you see things
From the inside and
You can be a part of something, experience that thing
Or stand outside and watch it being experienced
Either way its two different things
You can be stoned in a group of people who are also stoned
Or you could be in a group of people and the one who’s not stoned.
You’re part of a crowd, but you don’t belong
It's all about belonging
You go out with your mates
You have a beer
Everybody else has a beer
You have a good laugh
Talk about birds
Talk about football
Talk about snooker
You go out with you mates
You play snooker play pool
You know what I’m saying
All the things you do
So unless you do all those things you can’t be part of the crowd?
Unless you belong to a group
But it’s not that simple
It’s like you want to be a punk a mod a skinhead
That’s a way of life
The way you think
It’s nothing to do with wanting to be a part of a certain thing
It’s a certain way you think
It’s the same when you have your beer
You all sit down
Talk about football, and birds
And all the shit.
It’s that state of mind
Yes, you disagree.
You like this tune or you don’t
You like that or you don’t like that
But at the end of the day that’s the root of it
So what’s it all mean?
That you have to belong
And in order to belong
You have to be in that state of mind?
You have to have that beer
You can’t have a vodka or a Bacardi?
When you go to a club
To enjoy that music you have to have the drugs
It’s always been that way
And you always go on chasing it
Do you want a beer?
Do you want one?
Don’t drink beer
DON’T DRINK BEER
Because I don’t belong
Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.