Is there anyone that fails
So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
Are we happy plastic people
Is there anyone who's been there
The performance is convincing
But would it set me free
Would your arms be open
I first saw the lyrics of this song in Crz's blog and the lyrics somehow struck me... and poignant as it was, it remained in my mind till now. I haven't heard the song yet (download taking a looong time) but no matter, the lyrics somehow ring true.
[don't worry I am still a free-thinker, just appreciate the lyrics okay]
Don't you notice how we act differently towards different people?
To some, we are more carefree and light-hearted. To others, we are more serious and we close our hearts to them by giving a blank unreadable face. In this world of deceit and treachery, it is safer to hide ourselves beneath a facade of apparent happiness, isn't it?
We act the role people assume us to be so well sometimes that we even trick ourselves that that is who we are.
Sometimes just sometimes, we are a tiny bit uncautious, we let a glimpse of the real us peek out. And instantly, it is frowned upon by others. I ask you, what's a girl gotta do?
Suddenly, I'm enlightened to the advantages of being a
Anyhow, all this musing reminds me of a poem we read once in secondary school. Somehow I am able to appreciate it more now.
Out, Out Brief Candle
She should have died hereafter;
Aren't we all idiots sometimes?