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Synchronicity - The Police - 1983

Another suburban morning

Grandmother screaming at the wall

We have to shout above the din of our Rice Crispies

We can't hear anything at all

Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration

But we know all the suicides are fake

Daddy only stares into the distance

There's only so much more that he can take

Many miles away something crawls from the slime

At the bottom of a dark Scottish lake

Another industrial ugly morning

The factory belches filth into the sky

He walks unhindered through the picket lines today

He doesn't think to wonder why

The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts on a red light street

But all he ever thinks to do is watch

And every single meeting with his so called superior

Is a humiliating kick in the crotch

Many miles away something crawls to the surface

Of a dark Scottish Loch

Another working day has ended

Only the rush-hour hell to face

Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes

Contestants in a suicidal race

Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance

He knows that something somewhere has to break

He sees the family home now looming in his headlight

The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache

Many miles away there's a shadow on a door

Of a cottage by the shore

Of a dark Scottish lake

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Everyday People - Rush - 1993

In the house where nobody laughs

And nobody sleeps

In the house where love lies dying

And the shadows creep

A little girl hides, shaking,

With her hands on her ears

Pushing back the tears, 'til the pain disappears

Mama says some ugly words

Daddy pounds the wall

They can fight about their little girl later

Right now they don't care at all

No matter what they say...

No matter what they say...

Everyday people

Everyday shame

Everyday promise

Shot down in flames

Everyday sunrise

Another everyday story

Rise from the ashes ---

A blaze of everyday glory

In the city where nobody smiles

And nobody dreams

In the city where desperation

Drives the bored to extremes

Just one spark of decency

Against a starless night

One glow of hope and dignity

A child can follow the light

No matter what they say

No matter what they say...

If the future's looking dark

We're the ones who have to shine

If there's no one in control

We're the ones who draw the line

Though we live in trying times ---

We're the ones who have to try

Though we know that time has wings ---

We're the ones who have to fly

Interesting; I thought

~Mike

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Wow, that's really interesting. That second song hits pretty close to home for me. I really love how music can do that. Bring up memories good or bad. But for some reason I think when these memories are brought up through music, they are easier to handle. It's almost like the way you are relating to a song makes you realize that everyone goes through less than desirable experiences in their life. Even "Rock Stars". It makes you feel less "alone" to know that other's may have had similar dealings in childhood as well.

I don't know...I am just rambling.

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