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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

EVANESCENCE - "My Immortal"

I don't normally listen to lyrics. Usually when I like a song it's because it just sounds good.

However after some time I usually decide I should check what exactly the song is all about.

Here's the strange bit, many songs I've been listening to actually seem to apply to my life.

I've come up with three possible explanations for that:-

1. I'm so narcistic that I can link up any song I like to some part of my life.

2. I subconsciously gravitate towards songs that seem to be connected to my life, or that I fear will soon be connected to my life.


3. Listening to the songs again and again actually influences my actions so that I end up in the same situations in my life. Some kind of post hypnotic suggestion as it were.


Here's one such song and trust me no one would actually like this song to apply to their life.


"My Immortal"

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me

You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase


I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along



FifthBeatle said...

I think the answer would be "All of the above".

1. Not because you're narcissistic, but unless something is extremely specific, it can usually be connected to something else. Leave it to the average human mind to see the connection.

As for 2. and 3., it's the old "Causation and Correlation" debate. Do you like songs because they apply to you? Or do you change your life to suit songs that you like? Well, both.

KD13 said...

Arnold - All of thew above?!?

As if any one wasn't bad enough!!!