Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Fear

I have had this song lingering in my head for a few weeks now. Every time I hear it I am captured by the lyrics.

It's an excellent social commentary ("And I am a weapon of massive consumption, And it's not my fault it's how I'm programmed to function"). I'm especially fond of the anchor-less confused fear voiced in the refrain. We are lost, heading a million miles and hour, not sure where we are going. "Now I'm not a saint but I'm not a sinner" communicates the apathetic middle of the road self view that I have known so well. The feelings of helpless defeat (again, "it's not my fault, it's how I'm programmed to function").

It really is a catchy song. Watch. Listen. Read. Share.



The Fear
Lily Allen

I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don't care about clever I don't care about funny
I want loads of clothes and loads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them

And I'll take my clothes off and it will be shameless
Cause everyone knows that's how you get famous
I'll look at The Sun and I'll look in The Mirror
I'm on the right track yeah I'm onto a winner

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear
Cause I'm being taken over by the fear


Life's about film stars and less about mothers
It's all about fast cars and cussing each other
But it doesn't matter cause I'm packing plastic
And that's what makes my life so fantastic

And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And it's not my fault it's how I'm programmed to function

I'll look at The Sun and I'll look in The Mirror
I'm on the right track yeah we're onto a winner

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear
Cause I'm being taken over by the fear

Forget about guns and forget ammunition
Cause I'm killing them all on my own little mission
Now I'm not a saint but I'm not a sinner
Now everything's cool as long as I'm getting thinner

I don't know what's right and what's real anymore
And I don't know how I'm meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear
Cause I'm being taken over by the fear.

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