1/20/13

Sunday Downloads: Various Cruelties

Today is a special treat.  Because I'm not featuring just one song, but three.  It's not by choice.  I HAD TOO!

Various Cruelties is an amazing band.  Their self-titled album is worth downloading the entire thing. (release date: Oct. 15, 2012) You guys know I very seldom purchase an entire album, but this album is a must.

Here you go:

#1 Beautiful Delirium
The title to the song alone speaks such a poetic note.  What the song represents to me, is the rush and high of falling in love. Not "being" in love but the fall.  My favorite line (besides the phenomenal chorus) "So hand me the lightning, 'cus this is the day."  To me, it's like saying, bring it on world, I'm ready!



Lyrics "Beautiful Delirium" by Various Cruelties

I won’t loose this feeling,
though I'm scared that I might.
I won’t let it leave me,
the way that this feels inside.
So hand me the lightning,
'cus this is the day.
I can touch the horizon,
the one seems so far away.

(chorus)
Beautiful delirium.
Let it hit me, let it come.
Call it chaos, call it love

Beautiful delirium.
You can give me what I want
Take me over, take me on.
Gonna miss you when your gone.
  
I'm all through the searching,
I've tried every door.
I'm never returning,
to rooms I don't need any more.
I won’t loose this feeling,
though I'm scared that I might.
I won’t let it leave me,
the way that this feels inside.

(chorus)
Beautiful delirium.
Let it hit me, let it come.
Call it chaos, call it love

Beautiful delirium.
You can give me what I want
Take me over, take me on.
Gonna miss you when your gone.

Singing, laa, la, lalalala.
I want it again, I want it again.
Singing, laa, la, lalalala.
I want it again, I want it again.

(chorus)
Beautiful delirium.
Let it hit me, let it come.
Call it chaos, call it love.

Beautiful delirium.
You can give me what I want
Take me over, take me on.
Gonna miss you when your gone.

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#2 Chemicals
To me, this song seems to be tapping into "The Secret" concept or the idea of Karma.  What you put out in the atmosphere, you will get back.  So have faith in the universe to give you what you need.



Lyrics "Chemicals" by Various Cruelties

If it’s meant to be
The universe is gonna throw it back to me
It’s just how I feel
So tonight
We’ll spin around the planets like a satellite

Mercury
It’s rushing through my blood just like an energy
It’s just how I feel
If it’s meant to be
The universe is gonna throw it back to me

Oohhhh
To get it back all we need is to let it go
Oohhhh
Put your faith, put your trust in the chemicals

Take a fear
Release it, watch it burn up in the atmosphere
Just give up the ghost
And let it be
You know it doesn’t have to be a mystery

Oohhhh
To get it back all we need is to let it go
Oohhhh
Put your faith, put your trust in the chemicals

Oohhhh

If it’s meant to be
the universe is gonna throw it back to me
If it’s meant to be
the universe is gonna throw it back to me
It’s gonna throw it back to me

Oohhhh
To get it back all we need is to let it go
Oohhhh
Put your faith, put your trust in the chemicals

Oohhhh
To get it back all we need is to let it go
Oohhhh
Put your faith, put your trust in the chemicals
Put your faith, put your trust in the chemicals
Put your faith, put your trust in the chemicals


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#3 Great Unknown
I think this song is about the crossroads of a relationship.  Do I stay or do I go? They both know the spark is gone because "We're dancing on the ashes. We don't spark anymore." So he's asking, do we fight for what we once had or do we just call it done and move on.  I've been in relationships like that, and it's a tough and very sad place to be.



Lyrics "Great Unknown" by Various Cruelties

You know that I've been here before,
Packing up my suitcase,
One foot out the door,
We've said it all before,
We're dancing on the ashes,
We don't spark anymore.
Cause everything feels too familiar,
But some things you just never seem to know.

CHORUS
Do we fade out, or burn like the sun?
Do we let it all go or hold on?
Do we see this through together as one?
Or do we go it alone into the great unknown?

Staring at this beautiful sky,
All the things we have for reasons ?????,
Summer used to make me believe,
Cause everything feels too familiar,
But some things you just never seem to know.

CHORUS
Do we fade out, or burn like the sun?
Do we let it all go or hold on?
Do we see this through together as one?
Or do we go it alone into the great unknown?

Do we fade out, or burn like the sun?
Do we let it all go or hold on?
Do we see this through together as one?
Or do we go it alone into the great unknown?

2 comments :

  1. Wow! Thanks, totally new band to me and I'm hooked.

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  2. Thanks Joanna. They are worth every penny.

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