January 13, 2009

Thoughts and lyrics dissection

Got some stuff done around the house with Theory and Linkin Park playing. Got a wash on, and clothes ready to put away in piles. So, don't feel so guilty about sitting writing a post here.

Part of my thoughts were/are that yeah I'll post some drivel that somebody may care a bit about. Then I think, no it's not drivel, it's just "stuff", the written words of what I'm thinking. Yeah, it's vain to think that anyone cares about what I'm thinking. But, you know, it helps. It really does help me to put down things on virtual paper. I like emptying, purging my mind here. Then I can read it again if I want, but it's like gone from my mind now, once down here. It's a definite release.

Now to the lyrics I mentioned in the title. Yes Linkin Park lyrics to start with.

What I've Done This video is amazing, the lyrics so echo in my head as what I think.

Move on, move ahead, think ahead, and forget the old. That's the feeling I get from that song. Stop crying about the mistakes, think strong, brave, positive, "yes I can!" thoughts.

Now we come to "Easier to Run". Yeah, this song could be the masthead of this blog. But, nah, that's a coward's way out of the mess. Yeah, I'd say my life was a mess in a depressed state. That's what depression is, I feel: seeing every single thing as a negative in your life. You can not see the positives, at all. Even if they whack you in the face. Thank God I'm not depressed.

Ok, let's look at the lyrics of the song.

It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Something has been taken from deep inside of me
The secret I've kept locked away no one can ever see
Wounds so deep they never show they never go away
Like moving pictures in my head for years and years they've played

(If I could change I would take back the pain I would)
(Retrace every wrong move that I made I would)
(If I could stand up and take the blame I would)
(If I could take all the shame to the grave I would)
(If I could change I would take back the pain I would)
(Retrace every wrong move that I made I would)
(If I could stand up and take the blame I would)
(I would take all my shame to the grave)

It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Sometimes I remember the darkness of my past
Bringing back these memories I wish I didn't have
Sometimes I think of letting go and never looking back
And never moving forward so there'd never be a past

(If I could change I would take back the pain I would)
(Retrace every wrong move that I made I would)
(If I could stand up and take the blame I would)
(If I could take all the shame to the grave I would)
(If I could change I would take back the pain I would)
(Retrace every wrong move that I made I would)
(If I could stand up and take the blame I would)
(I would take all my shame to the grave)

Just washing it aside
All of the helplessness inside
Pretending I don't feel misplaced
It's so much simpler than change

[Chorus]
It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

It's easier to run
(If I could change I would take back the pain I would)
(Retrace every wrong move that I made)
It's easier to go
(If I could change I would take back the pain I would)
(Retrace every wrong move that I made I would)
(If I could stand up and take the blame I would)
(I would take all my shame to the grave)

I wonder why they wrote the words they did. What situation, or thought, or experience led the person(s) to write those particular words. That sort of thing fascinates me. Leads me to want to research the "why" of it. But no, don't have time today, must get stuff done :)

Moving onto Theory. Bad Girlfriend by them. Hehe, reminds me a bit of myself at a younger age. LOL. I gather from an interview I read, that Tyler Connolley wrote the song about his wife, who's a hot babe, and who attracts a lot of interest from guys.

Anyways, those are some of the random thoughts rambling around. Now purged. :)
Have a great day!

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