Saturday, February 03, 2007

On mannequins...

Chris asked me for my take on the video and lyrics that I posted. I didn't catch all of them when I looked at the vid...which my oldest had sent to me. He loved the effects and the message, (he's majoring in Film and Broadcasting) and he knew I'd like it, too. Found the lyrics on the web.

The words that really stuck out for me are highlighted in red below...this song is about our flat and soul-less "heroes" and "role models"...they have nothing much to offer except appearances.

I love the "looking at you through the glass"...don't you feel like that sometimes? God wants us to be "not of this world" and that is sometimes a lonely place to be when we live on this fleshly plane of existence. Do I think this guy in Stone Sour is that deep? I don't know. This is the first time that I've ever heard of him...you all are way ahead of me on that. So, maybe it's good that I know nothing about the artists.

But, back to the question. Aren't we all a little flat? Do we bare our souls and present the real "us" to the world? How about when we're blogging? Are we all really who we present ourselves to be?

I think we are all a little more honest with each other than the "stars" that shine in celebrity land...I caught something on a show with Lindsay Lohan's mom complaining about how her daughter, no matter what she does now, will be scrutinized and picked to pieces by the media. My first thought was, well, yeah....she brought this on herself, and asked for it, and poor thing has the money to get through it...but then I thought...she can NEVER be herself and has grown up being a "mannequin" so she has no anchor except a mother who looks just like her, and lives the same lifestyle that they are dragging her little sister into as well.

Do they have God to cling to? I don't know. I can't imagine my life without Him...let alone living under a microscope without Him. He has made me more honest, more transparent than I ever was. But, I am more honest on this blog than I am in the world with some of my friends, so maybe I'm really one of those people standing there, talking to the world....but at any moment could be snatched up like a cardboard character.

Or, maybe I'm just on the outside, looking through the glass.


Through Glass - Stone Sour
Genre/Lang. : Rock/Metal
I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh God it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head
How do you feel, that is the question
But I forget, you don't expect an easy answer
When something like a soul becomes initialized
Folded up like paper dolls and little notes
You can't expect a bit of hope
So while you're outside looking in
Describing what you see
Remember what you're staring at is me
'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
When no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head
How much is real, so much to question
An Epidemic of the mannequins
Contaminating everything
When thought came from the heart
It never did right from the start
Just listen to the noises (No more sad voices)
Before you tell yourself It's just a different scene
Remembering it's just different from what you've seen
I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
When no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

(REFRAIN): And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you

I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh God it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head
'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

(REFRAIN) [2x] Who are the stars? Who are the stars that lie?

5 comments:

trace said...

I'm with you. I struggle with being the real me. I'm more honest out here on the blog than in most areas of life to be honest.

Paige said...

Its easier to be "real" to those that don't know you. You are protected by because they don't know you.
Like wise there are many out there that a portraying some one they are not for the same reason.

False sence of security.

karen said...

trace and paige...I'm with ya. I'm more "me" here than in the world.


am I the only one that thinks we are nearly writing a book for the word verification?!? So many letters....so little time! And then, I get them wrong...

Missy said...

Ah, Karen, there are some lyrics building in my mind about that. Those verification letters are quite a prophetic muse - and there's gotta be a great metaphor in having a code to get through to each other - but sometimes it's hard to make out, and then the typo's...

codepoke said...

Amen Karen.

My inner blogger has the chance to find people of like interests to me that I never ever find around me. If could find a half-dozen people who wanted to turn the church upside down, I might never blog again. :-)

Nah.