Sunday, 24 June 2012

Waxing Lyrical

"I'd rather be a comma than a full stop!

I heard this lyric yesterday. It is from "Every tear drop is a waterfall" By Coldplay. What a wonderful line. To me it means I would rather be in the sentence that be at the end. I do not have the luxury to ask Chris Martin himself. Having listened to the song many times I had never noticed how poignant this lyric was. Could have just been it was early morning and my lack of sleep the night before was making me more emotional, Who Knows? 

How often however do we take for granted the lyrics in the music we listen to?

Song writing is as much of an art form as painting on canvas. Yet people wonder for hours in galleries staring at paintings and wondering what the meaning is behind them. Musicians and songwriters however pour it all onto a page for us to behold in song. Out in the open to be judged by fan,critic and industry. When listening to songs you can at times tell the frame of mind an artists was in. Or it is out clearly written in the song for you to hear. 

So next time there is music playing be it when listening to the radio in the car or dancing around your living room as I do. Stop and take a moment to listen to the lyrics. They meant something to the artist and in turn they can mean something to you. 

Some favourite Lyrics of mine.

" Wishing to be the friction in your jeans" 
" Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go"
"To know that i can say i love you in any given time or place"
Kudos my Hero"
"It's the heart afraid of breaking That never learns to dance"
"Change the voices in your head make them like you instead"

I could go on and on. 



  1. Really enjoying your blog Suzy-Soo! Keep it up xxxx

  2. One of my favourite lyrics:
    Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom
    No longer lend you strength to that which you wish to be free from
    Fill your lives with love and bravery
    And you shall lead a live uncommon
    - Jewel