The Most Beautiful Lyrics: 7-Day Music Blogging Challenge

Everybody has their own definition of beauty, but more or less, it reflects on their experiences and life as a person. The most beautiful lyrics I have ever heard are those that reflect my own perspective of the world, and may not collide with yours. That’s okay; we are all different.

This challenge is definitely the easiest. There are many wonderful songs with empathising lyric, but none of them affect me like this one. I didn’t have to think twice for this challenge. The song I have chosen is Shattered by Trading Yesterday. 

As stated in the challenge, I will try and give a paragraph-by-paragraph interpretation of the lyrics below (for this specific song, a line-by-line interpretation wouldn’t be ideal, as all the lyrics are quite straightforward). However, they are, by no means, the ultimate meaning behind this song. 

SHATTERED by Trading Yesterday

Yesterday I died, tomorrow’s bleeding.
Fall into your sunlight.
The future’s open wide, beyond believing.
To know why, hope dies.
Losing what was found, a world so hollow.
Suspended in a compromise.
The silence of this sound, is soon to follow.
Somehow, sundown.

[This perfectly descries the feeling of death. As stated straightforwardly in the first sentence, this surrounds the aspect of dying –whether in abstract or literal is completely relative. When you’re “losing what was found, a world so hollow” you are leaving behind everything you’ve known, cared for, understood.]

And finding answers.
Is forgetting all of the questions we called home.
Passing the graves of the unknown.

[In this line, although there are literal advances towards death itself, I do believe it’s metaphorical. Passing by strangers, other people who have also lost their perspective of life and are also “dead” as “the graves of the unknown,” and the only way we can find answers is to change the familiar questions, and ask things nobody wants to speak about, nobody wants to express.]

As reason clouds my eyes, with splendor fading.
Illusions of the sunlight.
And a reflection of a lie, will keep me waiting.
With love gone, for so long.

[The world is a loveless place. A beautiful lie, that we continue to live without fighting, as we are too mesmerised by our own deranged perception.] 

And this day’s ending.
Is the proof of time killing, all the faith I know.
Knowing that faith, is all I hold.

[This may be taken as a religious reference, and probably the assumption I’m going along with. But other non-religious explanations can include the faith in humanity.]

And I’ve lost who I am, and I can’t understand.
Why my heart is so broken, rejecting your love, without, love gone wrong, lifeless words carry on.
But I know, all I know, is that the end’s beginning.
Who I am from the start, take me home to my heart.
Let me go and I will run, I will not be silent.
All this time spent in vain, wasted years, wasted gain.
All is lost, hope remains, and this war’s not over.
There’s a light, there’s the sun, taking all shattered ones.
To the place we belong, and his love will conquer all. [x2]

[Probably the most influential part of the song. This describes the lost hopes, the regrets and remorse, and all the things that could have been done or changed. It betrays anger and frustration kept hidden all throughout the song –lyrics such as “Let me go and I will run, I will not be silent” contradicts the hopelessness expressed merely a few lines before. The smooth transition from helplessness to determination, then anger and outright passion, to a eerie sort of hope is something I will always admire. These feelings are all interrelated.]

Yesterday I died, tomorrow’s bleeding.
Fall into your sunlight.

[A repeat of lyrics mentioned previously in the first verse, but a flawless ending. This is with a different tone, like the aftereffects of finally blurting out feelings, and that lightening of burdens.]

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As you can see, that was an extremely quick analysis. But honestly, the beauty of the song is difficult to describe; it all lies in the lyrics, the perfect music in the background, and the passion conveyed by the singer.

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7-DAY MUSIC BLOGGING CHALLENGE << Click to join!

  1. Your favourite song.
  2. A song which triggers a very strong emotion.
  3. The song with the most beautiful lyrics.

 

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4 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful Lyrics: 7-Day Music Blogging Challenge

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    • Aww, thank you! I’m so glad you like my interpretation of it. Since this is one of your favourites, I assume we have similar music tastes? 😀
      Any other favourite songs/artists? 🙂

  2. Pingback: “Smoke” by Daughter [Music Blogging Challenge (#3)] | Ramisa the Authoress

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