Friday, June 27, 2014

Song for the Week

I've heard this song a lot on the radio.  I remember thinking it was a catchy tune and if asked, I would have said "yes!  I like that song!"  But honestly, I don't think I really heard it until today.

One day, about four or so years ago, I woke up. I woke up from a surreal world, a life that I don't think was ever really mine.  It was a life that someone else wanted me to live. It was like I was in one of those dreams where you know you're sleeping but you just can't wake yourself up.  Where you know something isn't right but you're too scared to open your eyes. I'm not proud that I allowed it to happen, but it is what it is.  Thankfully one day I did wake up; and even though it's a little scary, I'm not scared anymore.  I'm ready to start living the life I was meant to.

Now...I can't say that I'm ready to strip off all my clothes and run in the forest....
but all I want to do now are the things the old sleepy me wouldn't dare to do; and I want to always laugh and sing, to see the stars and dream, to have choices and happiness, to love without fear, for however long it lasts.  I just want to be.

Scare away the Dark
Passenger, Whispers (2014)
lyrics found below





well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

we wish our weekdays away
spend our weekends in bed
we drink ourselves stupid
and work ourselves dead
and all just because
that's what mum and dad said we should do
but we should run through the forests
we should swim in the streams
we should laugh we should cry
we should love we should dream
we should stare at the stars
and not just at screens
you should hear what i'm saying
and know what it means to sing

sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

well we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter
we wish we weren't losers and liars and quitters
we want something more not just nasty and bitter
we want something real not just hashtags and twitter
it's the meaning of life and it's streamed live on youtube
but i bet gangnam style would still get more views
and we're scared of drowning and flyers and shooters
but we're all slowly dying in front of computers so sing

sing at the top of your voice now
oh and love without fear in your heart
can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

1 comment:

Jenny Leiser said...

Love it! Great song!