Blog Challenge Day 2: Favorite Song

Picking a favorite song is something that I find extremely difficult. I pretty much change my favorite songs like I change my clothes. If you’d ask me today I will give a different answer than yesterday. That’s why I’ve decided to simply post the one song that has moved me since the first time I heard it. If I were to make a list of favorite songs, then this would definitely be on there and it would also go into my top 3.

Mesh 29 – Over the Barricade:

This song was released in 2007. It charted in the UK, despite it only being listed on the band’s EP. The song was never featured on their album: Dead Machine.

I love the melody of the song, the waltz-like flow of the rhythm and the vocals of the lead singer. Also, the rhythm changes and the development of the song itself add to the majesty of it: it swells up at just the right moment. Of course I can’t  forget to mention the amazingly lyrics, which are sad, hopeful and haunting all at the same time:

Back in the day we ran till we ached
Can we try unfreezing time
There’s a place young soldiers would hide
Over the barricade

And the game that we used to play
In a place still the same
You can hide or run for your life
Over the Barricade

Time is uncontrollable
We are not to blame
Going in circles and nothing’s the same
We’ve got to get out of this,
We’ve got to make something of this

When you ache like this and you feel misplaced
Can we dance like this over the barricade

Don’t say that you are the same as then
Chasing out yesterday, Over the Barricade

Time is uncontrollable
We are not to blame
Going in circles and nothing’s the same
We’ve got to get out of this,
We’ve got to make something of this

When you ache like this and you feel misplaced
Can we dance like this over the barricade

What’s your favorite song?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jasmijn says:

    Ja. striking.. .
    haunting: dat is een mooie beschrijving van wat een van je top3-liedjes met je doet.
    voor mijn favo’s (top 3) kom ik bij Running to stand still van U2 -waar Bono steeds de mondharmonica tussen de verses gebruikt en gebruikt als een prachtige epiloog -:

    Sweet the sin
    Bitter taste in my mouth
    I see seven towers
    But I only see one way out

    You got to cry without weeping
    Talk without speaking
    Scream without raising your voice

    You know I took the poison
    From the poison stream
    Then I floated out of here
    Singing…ha la la la de day
    Om verder kort te houden: Ook de tekst van Some days are better than others: ‘some days are sulky, some days have a grin and some days are bouncers that won’t let you in / some days you hear a voice taking you to another place / some days just drop in on us/ some days are better than others’

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