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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's a mad world

I was just saying the other day that we live in a mad world. Which then reminded me of this song I heard once and for some reason it had caught me. Music has a way of doing that to me...speaking to me...catching me in a certain mood. I found the song and listened to it again. When I take a moment to just watch and listen to all the world around me...not just to my little world that I live in, but to observe the bigger world around me, my eyes open up to all that is out there.

I think there are a lot of walking wounded out there, running the daily race...all trying to get somewhere...with pasted on smiles, when really they are crying on the inside...trying to feel good... wanting someone to know their name...trying to find their place and their purpose...and they are worn out from running in circles every day and yeah some days they might lay in bed and dream about dying because they just want the race to be over. But, it's their secret and they will get up the next day and do this daily race all over again.

I was once one of those people so maybe that's why I recognize it. I also believe that more people feel this way then we know because they have learned the art of hiding it so well and they would never want to admit to it. How about you? Are you one of these people?

Mad World by Gary Jules

All around me are familiar faces,
Worn out places, worn out faces,
Bright and early for the daily races,
Going no where, going no where.

The tears are filling up their glasses,
No expression, no expression.
Hang my head I wanna drown my sorrow,
No tomorrow, no tomorrow.

And I find it kinda funny,
I find it kinda sad,
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I've ever had,
I find it hard to tell you,
I find it hard to take,
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad world, mad world.

Children waiting for the day they feel good,
Happy birthday, happy birthday.
And I feel the way that every child should,
Sit and listen, sit and listen.

Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me.
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson,
Look right through me look right through me.

And I find it kinda funny,
I find it kinda sad,
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had,
I find it hard to tell you,
I find it hard to take,
That people run in circles it's a very very,
Mad world, Mad world, Mad world


Bina said...

Wow. That is a great song, and kinda how I've been feeling latey. Is all of America depressed lately?

D'Arcy said...

Music DOES do that to you, it does it to me. Lately on my play list has been the eels Love of the's been this theme song for this funk I am in.

But, I don't know, even though it's not happy, it makes me feel better knowing someone felt like I do and they put that feeling to a beat that I can feel too.

Claire Marie said...

It was good to have you write this today. As I sit in LA traffic tomorrow I am going to be reminded that the people around me are all people in their own existence with their own troubles and feelings and longings. Somehow it makes us more human to be reminded of this. It makes me reconnect to the world outside of my windshield by your reminding me.

And I too have days where this song would fit and their are songs that make my heart feel better....and they are usually not the happy bubbly songs either.

I had a whole year more than a decade back where I loved to be in the dark, one glass on wine in, with my headphones on, listening to Pink Floyd, Comfortably numb.

Humans we are.

Midlife Slices said...

I had to go to iTunes to hear a snippet of this song to remember it. I did remember and it's a great song that I haven't thought about in a long time. Thanks for reminding us that everyone is fighting some sort of battle and we're not alone.
Oh, and about your long hair.....

Jason said...

This song haunts me--it always has.

Somehow having sad/melancholy songs to go along with my down times makes it all easier to work through.