Gary Jules Mood

The very first song of this guy I’ve ever heard was Mad World… And tonight I’ve just found this another one, as melancholy as the other. The thing I like the most about Gary Jules is the sweetness he has in his voice, especially in those sad songs… And I’m listening to this song over and over again, trying to figure out what does he mean throught these so metaphoric lyrics… You can take them as a million things, but in fact, I feel like he’s just talking about this Mad World… where everything turns around only success, fortune, wealth…

I am sure I am not the only one who felt like that a thousand times, like we aren’t good enough for anything… And in these moments, our hearts just beat too fast that it feels like something is shaking us inside… Sometimes the charges are just too heavy, and we feel we barely can get any choice… It’s all about life… And how it can be just so hard sometimes…

Perhaps I should let the lyrics say it by themselves, though…

—————– Falling awake ——————–

Eagle in the dark
Feathers in the pages.
Monkeys in my heart
Are rattling their cages.

Found a way to blue
And another ghost to follow
Said “it’s only up to you”
And that’s the hardest pill to swallow.

You never get to choose
You live on what they sent you
And you know they’re gonna use
The things you love against you

One foot in the grave
One foot in the shower
There’s never time to save
You’re paying by the hour

And that’s just the way it goes
Falling awake
And that’s just the way it goes

Slipping through the bars
Aware of the danger
Of riding in the cars
Taking candy from strangers

And it’s never out of hand
Never out of pocket
I’m supersonic man
Do you wanna buy a rocket?

And that’s just the way it goes
Falling awake, falling awake
Oh that’s just the way it goes
Falling awake, falling awake

Eagle in the dark
Feathers in the pages
Monkeys in my heart
Are rattling their cages

I could learn to play the game
I could learn to run the hustle
If I only had the brains
The money or the muscle

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2 Comments

  1. He makes you think… the words are so profound and hit so close to home. I think that would be for anyone in this “Mad World”. This was a first for me too and like you had only heard “Mad World”. I want to hear more. His voice fits perfectly with lyric and music. Thank you for sharing because if you had not, I may have never heard. I assure you I will be sharing it too.

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