Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday music: Faces

I don't know really know if I can say this is a Halloween song, but I didn't want to cover anything too mainstream here.  There aren't really very many songs that are meant for Halloween.  Many creepy and spooky songs, but not like there are Christmas songs.

This song by Nik Kershaw is quite a bit unsettling for me.  An eerie melody with lyrics to match including creepy chorus voices.  I don't know what it's about exactly.  I think it can be interpreted in a lot of ways.  I just imagine these faceless beings reaching out and lulling the singer into a strange state of nonexistence.





Lyrics

They found me lost in space, nowhere to go
With the stakes so high and my resistance so low.
They said, "Follow us, follow us today.
We are the truth.  We are the way."

"Young man," they said, "your search is through.
You can trust in us; we'll look after you.
We will be your body.  We will be your mind,
And we've a face of each and every kind.
Yes, we've a face of each and every kind."

"One for us and one for you.
One for old and one for new.
One for rich and one for poor.
One for peace, and one for war.
One for peace, and one for war."

"There's no need for you to hear or see.
We'll do your thinking for you, if you'll agree.
So, close your eyes and let yourself unwind,
And we can leave the real world behind."

For a moment, I was taken in.
They were in my body.  They were under my skin
Until I head a voice crying, "Set me free."
And I realized that it was me.
Yes, I realized the voice was me.

Just when you really think you're going places,
They come inside of you with their many faces.

"One for us and one for you.
One for old and one for new.
One for rich and one for poor.
One for peace, and one for war.
One for peace, and one for war."

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