Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Any Other World

Recently I was introduced to this song by my little experiment 626 hahahaha and got immediately hooked on it. I've only heard Mika's Grace Kelly as it's been playing so often on the radios and have never bothered trying to listen to any of his other songs because I felt he was like just any other happy sounding head bopping artist until I heard this song of course. It immediately connected to me in so many different levels but I never really thought about it until last night when I was in bed talking on the phone.



I've been living in a lonely world for so long and because of past experiences it has turned me into a bitter person and here I am smiling trying to be happy or at least put on a mask so that people around me think everything is okay just as the last line in the song talks about. I guess everyone goes through their ups and downs and in the end we just have to let down our defences and let go of our own little world and open up to the rest of the world because lonely is so lonely, alone ... hahahahaha So I'm saying goodbye to the world that I've been living in and start a new and hopefully this time things will be different :D

For now I've learned to let go and be myself and laugh from the bottom of my heart and because of that I'm a much happier person though there are still parts of me that is locked up but at least I'm slowly beginning to let go of my defences bit by bit thanks to the help of my wonderful friends that are there standing by me :)

It's as though he is talking on my behalf and undertands what I've been through and because of that I really <3 this song and thanks dear for sharing this lovely song with me

In any other world
You could tell the difference
And let it all unfurl
Into broken remnants

Smile like you mean it
And let yourself let go

'Cause it's all in the hands of a bitter, bitter old man
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
Take a bow, play the part of a Lonely, lonely heart
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
To the world you thought you lived in

I tried to live alone
But lonely is so lonely, alone
So human as I am
I had to give up my defenses

So I smiled and tried to mean it
To make myself let go

'Cause it's all in the hands of a bitter, bitter old man
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
Take a bow, play the part of a lonely lonely heart
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
To the world you thought you lived in

'Cause it's all in the hands of a bitter, bitter old man
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
Take a bow, play the part of a lonely lonely heart
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
To the world you thought you lived in

Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in [x2]
Say goodbye

In any other world
You could tell the difference

[Spoken]
"I never ever, I forget my story.
My face is no sad, but inside, I am sad."

Here's what Mika has to say about this song

There is a little spoken introduction that many people may miss.

It’s a family friend of mine who lost her eye during the war in Lebanon and I realised in everyone’s life their comes one point — or several points — where something happens and you have to completely change the way you have lived your life because of one event.

And it really makes you readjust and rethink and rejudge parts of your life all over again.

That happens to some people in a dramatic way like Rafa who lost both her eye and her husband within six months. Or it can be in a much quieter way like when you are 22-years-old and you finally leave university after being in education all your life or when you lose your job.

I wanted to put that in the song, because when you’re 68 or 14, it’s still the same feeling and it’s still just as hard.

I wanted to try to capture that quite difficult period that people have to go through at least once in their life.

3 comments:

bevE said...

wow I love the piano introduction, well the introduction in general.

I wish I had those kind of voices too. =(

lilxcute said...

Mika! I like him XD
Relax! Take it eassssssssyyyy ..

changeiam said...

beve yup yup I love this song a lot !!!

jan hahaha yes chill chill :D