Music Video Meaning


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The crazy deer in No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age

The song is very famous and you will certainly have heard it on the radio since 2002: No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age. In the band the drummer is Dave Grohl, leader of Foo Fighters and ex Nirvana.

The song is quite long, it reaches almost 5 minutes but the sound is pleasant and engaging. And the music video that accompanies the song is the same! The protagonist of the video is … a deer!

A scene that is repeated in films of all time

The video No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age was directed by Dean Karr and Michel Gondry. Dean Karr worked for several artists, including Iron Maiden, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Marylin Manson, Slipknot, Korn, Danko Jones. Michael Grondy worked for My Chemical Brothers, Bjork, Paul McCartney, The White Stripes, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones.

The video begins with three band members, Nick Oliveri, Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan, driving an off-road International Harvester Scout, inside a nature reserve. It is dusk and a deer appears in front of them. They try to slow down but invest it. This scene is a cult: in this YouTube video you can see all the famous movie scenes.

The mad escape of the deer driving an off-road vehicle

In the video No One Knows, the deer, which in the movies always has the worst, takes its revenge. After Queens Of The Stone Age hit him, it gets up from the asphalt and hits its investors badly! Then you know what it does? It ties the three musicians to the hood of the off-road vehicle and starts driving the vehicle. Ready to take revenge against humans!

It meets a scout camp and falls upon them, destroying everything. In its run, it then meets a nightclub, from which some young ladies dressed as burlesques come out with their pimp, and even there it destroys the fence of the building. It passes casually in front of a house that has a garden full of statues of gnomes and also has a statue of a doe.

In the final scene the deer is inside a room and embraces the statue of the doe; hanging on the wall there are the heads of the three musicians, as if they were trophies.

The meaning of the video No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age

We can interpret the story of video in two ways. It can be seen as the revenge of the deer, after all the scenes of the films in which it is invested (obviously real deer are not used in the shooting of the films).

Or you can consider the story an hallucination that the band members had, after an evening in the grip of alcohol fumes.

But it must be said that even that deer was prey to some hallucination, if it exchanged a statue for a real doe! Perhaps the blow to the head in the accident really hurt it.

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