Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/24/16

Music has different meanings for different people, but the one thing it can do is give a voice to things that need to be said; things that are hard to find words for.  When I posted the Midnight Oil song a few weeks ago and found out it was a protest song, it got me thinking about how powerful music can be.

The power of lyrics and how they speak of things that are usually left unsaid leads me to the theme for this week.  There are some crazy things happening in the world right now, and I feel like I’m constantly bombarded with either terrible news or really awful politics.  I feel like speaking out in the form of music.  It can either be a protest song or a song about surviving this crazy thing called life.

I hope that’s not too narrow of a theme, but I’m excited to see how each of you will interpret it.  As always, feel free to post a song that has nothing to do with the theme.  We’re all here to share music and have fun after all.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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31 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/24/16

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  12. Reblogged this on The Inked Autist and commented:
    The theme of terrible news and such going on in the world brings to mind my favorite song by Tears for Fears called “Mad World.” One particular line of the chorus says “the dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had.” That pretty much sums up how I feel not only about the goings on of the world, but also my own personal life.

    All around me are familiar faces
    Worn out places, worn out faces
    Bright and early for their daily races
    Going nowhere, going nowhere

    Their tears are filling up their glasses
    No expression, no expression
    Hide 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
    It’s 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
    When people run in circles
    It’s a very, very mad world, mad world

    Halargian world
    Mad world

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