Sunday, January 12, 2014

Party Till You PukeThoughtfulness In Pop



This summer my daughter and I had a discussion about why so many popular songs right now seem to be about partying. I'm not sure we came up with any hard answers or insight but...it led me to think about this song. It's by a dj from Sweden who is part of EDM scene...and it's a very thoughtful song. Part coming of age story, part existential or spiritual
 This song really plays with country traditions.

Here is a must see video that links Avicii to Bill Monroe...



Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start
They tell me I'm too young to understand
They say I'm caught up in a dream
Well life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes
Well that's fine by me
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn't know I was lost
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn't know I was lost
I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans
Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life's a game made for everyone
And love is a prize
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn't know I was lost
So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
I didn't know I was lost

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