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Never Trust A Happy Song

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Whether we are in denial or not, we’d all like to think that we’ve got our rubbish down. That we are in full control of ourselves, that we know what’s good for us, that we care about others, that we are well-rounded happy humans but hey, life happens, and you know what they say about life screwing us all…

“Turn me on

Take me for a hard ride

Burn me out, Leave me on the other side

I yell and tell it that it’s not a friend

I tear it down

I tear it down

And then it’s born again…”

Yes, I’m generally a happy person, I’ve never experience depression and I can only hope not to ever experience it… With depression, suicidal thoughts are never far behind, personally I’ve never really wanted to commit suicide aside from that one time when I was probably 11 and I was having a lazy day when my grandmother wanted me to go get her something from the store. It made me want to drive my dead through the wall… As much as I can’t really relate to being suicidal, having a drug problem or being depressed, I still enjoy listening to songs of such themes. As sexual as the lyrics above sound, they’re actually about an addiction, a depression, how hard it is to go through either and how both can mental screw one up.

Honestly most Red Hot Chili Peppers songs appear to be about sex yet they’re usually about a lot more than just copulation just like vintage Fall Out Boy songs all seem to be about a girl, a break up or being cheated on when at a closer look they’re about a lot more. “More”= ranging from self-esteem to politics.

The above lyrics from “Otherside” are the climax of the song… you’re probably thinking of that Usher Song aren’t you? If so, I’ll indulge you more, Yes “Climax” by Usher is actually about the climax of a situation between lovers, the word itself may carry an orgasmic undertone, yes the song may be interpreted that way as well but it’s actually about a peak point of a situation, this situation may very well be a fight, the climax point where the couple can either reach their breaking point or realise how important the relationship is to them despite the bad heat leading to the peak of whatever the situation. The verse I’ve quoted from “Otherside” is about the climax or that moment when a drug addict or someone suffering from depression hits rock bottom, after being knocked down so many times it’s this lowest point that the abuser or victim can finally find it in him or herself to completely tear down the wall and reach out to the man on the other side of the mirror.

 


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