As with the appalling weather I bravely faced today to have a look at my new place of residence (apparently nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams” by the last resident, which my dad said has some affiliation with Manchester United), I had some rather interesting music appear on my mp3 today. A lot of it reminded me of my parents.
Now, my parents are going to help me move so I love them very very much!! And here is an interesting load of song lyrics that made me either laugh, sing out loud (to the annoyance of the general public when I was on the train) or made me very thoughtful.
Now I titled this post with the lyrics from ‘The Logical Song’, which is a childhood favourite and very much made me want to learn the saxophone. I do really enjoy the tone of the songs by Supertramp, they sound very playful and very whimsical in many ways, and it also sounds nothing like any music that is produced today. That is one of the main appeals of them for me, as I pretty much hate any modern mainstream music. Another song that I listened to today was ‘Goodbye Stranger’
“You can laugh at my behaviour, that’ll never bother me. Say the devil is my saviour but I don’t pay no heed.”
I generally love singing this line of this song. It is just so cool sounding. For the “I don’t care” part of me that wants to sing this aloud to everyone, and just pay no heed to what people think of me and what I do. This song makes me think of my dad, who is very much a person who doesn’t give a flying monkey about anything anyone thinks of him. He will do whatever he wants, and some of my friends have seen this stupidity firsthand.
Now, moving on to other songs. My mum has a rather eclectic music taste: from Plan B to Metallica to the creepy 80s music she listened to back in her day. Now, the music I am going to delve into here is what I like to refer to as “that electric keyboard weirdness you liked to play in the car as a kid.” This music is not so much for the lyrics but by the actual sound of the instruments. The keyboard takes a centre stage for most of these I believe. I am not pretending to be knowledgeable of music by no means, but the lyrics mainly aren’t anything special, but the sound, the tone, the rhythm and the pitch are very interesting and also very played around with. Now, this song will be demonstrated with a Tears for Fears song, ‘Mad World’ which was on this very album.
“And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad. The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had.”
And this is a song, particularly, that gets me thinking. If compared to the Gary Jules version which is ultimately more depressing, this song, despite its lyrics, still sounds more upbeat than some of the morbid emo music that I have heard in my time. I like this song – and this song actually stopped me singing and made me look out of that train window and think.
I love my mum and her music tastes. I mock her endlessly about it! I love my parents, and I hope that moving out doesn’t destroy their souls too much, haha! They’ll have the time of their lives with only one of their annoying daughters living with them. And that’s because they can’t legally kick her out yet. Either way, moving on to a new chapter in my life and a very cute apartment in Worcester city centre with a silly moron from university and a job in a library. What a successful conclusion to university life, and an interesting start to real life.
And as a disclaimer, I reached no spiritual conclusion from my gazing out of the window either, as I write this, I have no memory that I was even thinking at all! And I have ruined any hope I had of sounding smart, sophisticated and spiritual with that last comment. Ahh well, can’t hide the truth – I am just too insane to sound dignified!