Hang On A Rope Or Baited Breath, Whichever You Prefer

From day one I talked about getting out, but not forgetting about how my worst fears are letting out, he said, why put a new address on the same old loneliness, when breathing just passes the time, until we all just get old and die”- Fall Out Boy in “Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying”

An eye for an eye. A common saying I never lived by, well, maybe I have lived by it, though not in a sense that encourages us to take matters into our own hands.
When we hear this saying, we tend to receive it as a retribution or revenge war cry to shoot the offender down.
What this saying means to me can be iterated in a more scientific way as the laws of science do confirm that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.

“The Mother We Share” by Chvrches is an electronic synthpop number released as Chvrches debut single from their album “The Bones Of What You Believe” I’ve heard a handful of interpretations of this song, some believe it’s about incest, some say it’s about a sibling rivalry, the list goes on, but what I want to focus on right now is the title itself. “The Mother We Share” could easily be Mother Earth and God… well, either or.

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Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches

“And the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling”- Chvrches

This particular line alone rounds up the whole message I’m trying to send out through this post.
Life is a movie and we are the stars. Like our past, the road ahead is in no way paved with monotonous particles, if that was the case then we’d all slide down to hell, a smooth sailing, no, I mean a smooth surface can never inspire growth, it being flat means there’s nothing to hold on to, to grab as you climb, pulling up your body weight, to keep the mind awake… alive.
Yes, we’ve heard it a million times, life is short. As we’ll all have good days and bad days, we should never waste our time or divert our efforts to “getting back at someone”, that’s what karma is for… It’s only a matter of time before the person you wish to get back sleeps in that bed they made… “And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling”

Looking at the album title (The Bones Of What You Believe) we are once again reminded of how this tremulous journey we call life has the power not only to change us but to kill our dreams, likewise, the things we believe in.

“Never let insecurity and scars of failure/rejection seep into who you are & deviously attempt to rewrite your story or repaint your portrait”- Candice Mncwabe

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“He’s a stranger to some
And a vision to none
He can never get enough,
Get enough of the one

For a fortune he’d quit
But it’s hard to admit
How it ends and begins
On his face is a map of the world
(A map of the world)
On his face is a map of the world
(A map of the world)”– 30 Seconds To Mars

This one is for those brothers and sisters who give a little more to make sure that scars of any sort don’t change who they are, I’m talking about the brothers and sisters who refuse to let the hardships of the world ink or leave their prints and or marks on their faces.

“Trouble world, trouble child
Trouble times destroyed my smile
No change of heart, no change of mind
You can take what’s yours
But you gon’ leave what’s mine”- The Dream in “40 Acres” by Pusha T

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Trace my face while it’s a happy face
When my smile fades I wanna remember this day
Passion killed by the comfort of time
I’m sorry if this makes you cry, but I have to speak my mind
Suck the colours from my eyes
When they lose their sparkle and forget to shine
Remember all the times you turned me down
I’m sorry if this hurts your heart but where’s the spark, from the start?
Don’t stop, don’t stop
Nothing lasts forever soon we will be sober
So let’s laugh, talk, tickle and taste till the stars fall down

-The Parlotones

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About Ndumiso Mncwabe

When beautiful melodies tell us horrible things and grisly sounds tell us the kind truth. This is where life and music meet. They say music has the power to inspire change, I say music has the power to inspire vibes. Good vibes and bad vibes. It also has the power to inspire thoughts, but most importantly, for it to inspire change, it must inspire conversation. I smell music, I speak music. View all posts by Ndumiso Mncwabe

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