Scare away the dark

I love Music, in case you haven’t guessed! I listen, I envelope in myself in the whole auditorium of sound. I stand by my statement that musicians, songwriters and composers are scientific geniuses. They can manipulate emotion and states of mind. You can have an entire mood or neural dimension re-routed by one piece of music. My playlist would be reminiscent of a never-ending unravelling scroll. I love words. I love literature. My love is amplified when words are put to music, Or when music transcends words. Occasionally I come across Music that dead stops me in my tracks. This afternoon being one such occasion. A track by Passenger entitled “scare away the dark” Everyone has a life of light and shade. Unfortunately in modern life ‘shade’ is a predominant force. Us mere mortals are delicate souls, whether you choose to accept or deny that within your own psyche. But you can climb or fall. That’s the only choice we all have in reality. That’s why this song struck such an emotional chord with me. I’ve added the lyrics below, even read on there own with your own poetic licence, they should evoke a reassuring punch of resilience. For us all there are better times ahead. The destination is unmeasurable. But if you open your eyes, cast aside your darkness and broach the possible outcome, then giving this a little listen will reinforce your spirit. I assure you.

Scare away the Dark – Passenger

Well, sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice

If we all light up we can scare away the dark
We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
Drink ourselves stupid
And work ourselves dead
And all just because that’s what mom and dad said we should do

maxresdefaultWe should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I’m saying and know what it means

To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

Well, we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter,
We wish we weren’t losers and liars and quitters
We want something more not just nasty and bitter
We want something real not just hash tags and Twitter

It’s the meaning of life and it’s streamed live on YouTube
But I bet Gangnam Style will still get more views
We’re scared of drowning, flying and shooters
But we’re all slowly dying in front of fucking computers

So sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Oh, love without fear in your heart.
Can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

The video is basically saying there is more a 9-5 mundane, repetitive job. But I’m sure the commercial appeal has sanitised this video. The lyrics and thoughts that lie beneath the veil of the video are truly inspirational. There is light. There is life. We just all have to find where it is. If you ever lose your way and are becoming dispirited. Use this song. Reinforce the positive pathways in your mind. If your interested in the technicalities of how music can change your world you can read more here.

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