cyphon wrote:That's certainly a reasonable interpretation. But like I said, it could just be something that's part of us genetically. Or of certain people. Just something that's there, but doesn't turn on for most people. Hence, it only being meaningful for Hera, Starbuck and the original cylons.
And it likely, in this context, predates the Final 5 by millenia.
Since people do not have songs genetically encoded into them naturally, it follows that someone must have done it through less than natural means. For a less than natural purpose.
And without any examination into that on the parts of the writers, we are left to conclude nothing more than "just because".
But again, it seems apparent at this point that the original Lords of Kobol could not have come from the earth inhabited by the audience. So, we have a song that acts as a guide to a planet no one has ever been to. Created by someone who may or may not have predated the Five. For whom it was an important plot device.
Getting to Earth has been a major focus of the show. Starbuck's destiny has been a major focus of the past season.
These things, despite their importance to the plot, are left to twist in the wind.
Again, great character writing and great acting, but aside from that and some killer SFX, there's not much thought put into the storyline.