Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Song for Sunday- Everybody Hurts.

You know when you have those days, where you just wanna lie there and listen to a melancholy song? Or perhaps, you're hurting and need someone to lift you up?

Well, my friend, I have the perfect song. Originally sung by R.E.M, I first heard Everybody Hurts on Glee, sung by the lovely Ryder. The assignment on the particular episode was dubbed "Unplugged", for the school was out of power and it was dark. The point was to unplug the reliance of acoustics and instruments to focus on the true meaning of song, the voice. Well in this song, Ryder unplugs his feelings.

It begins with the beautiful strum of a harp.

And it continues to pluck your heartstrings.

The song is about the fact that you're not alone. You're not the only one who cries, who hurts, who bleeds. We all have that in common as human beings, we share these emotions, and these pains. It's about holding on, and I think that's the most important message.

"...If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes.."

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