Song Lyric Sunday: Laughter

Morning Everyone :O) I’ve rather missed Song Lyric Sunday over the last couple of weeks so I’m pleased to see that it’s back albeit with a new host. Helen is taking a well deserved break but Jim Adams has kindly offered to step in as guest host, thanks Jim :O) If you haven’t played along please do give it a try, it’s such a great way to meet blogging friends and discover new music. The rules are simple:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will work best.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

Despite this being an unquestionably cheerful prompt I offer you a song which is anything but just because I love it:

Wake
From your sleep
The drying of
Your tears
Today
We escape
We escape
Pack
And get dressed
Before your father hears us
Before
All hell
Breaks loose
Breathe
Keep breathing
Don’t loose
Your nerve
Breathe
Keep breathing
I can’t do this
Alone
Sing
Us a song
A song to keep
Us warm
There’s
Such a chill
Such a chill
You can laugh
A spineless laugh
We hope your
Rules and wisdom choke you
Now
We are one
In everlasting peace
We hope that you choke
That you choke
We hope that you choke
That you choke
We hope
That you choke
That you choke
Songwriters: Colin Charles Greenwood / Edward John O’brien / Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood / Philip James Selway / Thomas Edward Yorke
Exit Music (For a Film) lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
This song opens almost in a whisper with just a lone guitar strumming in the background. One child to another begging for silent tears only as they make their midnight escape from a tyrannical father; you can hear, almost feel the fear and desperation. The music then begins to rise as he begs her (I’ve always imagined a boy and girl) to keep breathing, to stay strong. He then tries to divert her from her fears, pleading with her to sing a song and we hear the sound of children playing in the background.
As they become cold, lost and tired, the boy’s anger begins to mount and he taunts the Father who had so terrorised the girl at his side with the childish but heartfelt words:
“We hope your rules and wisdom choke you”
From this moment the music builds and builds to a crescendo which tells the end of the story – the two children who’d made their bid for freedom die together, the boy still with the curse ‘we hope that you choke’ on his lips. I’d always imagined that they were lost in a blizzard and found the next morning, wrapped in each others arms, in a snow drift just a mile from the house where the girl had been so tormented.
This really is a beautiful song but I am afraid it won’t give you a laugh……
Lisa x

  19 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday: Laughter

  1. January 13, 2019 at 11:22 am

    I was such a big fan of Radiohead! Loved your post 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. January 13, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Loved it ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Listening to this was a nice way to start off my morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I love Radiohead. This has a hint of Paranoid Android about it, a song I really like. xx

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Yep they’re an amazing band – I just had to rush off and listen to Paranoid Android again – you’re right it’s a great track :O) x

      Liked by 2 people

  5. January 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Radiohead is in my Top 10 favorite bands and most likely in the Top 5. It’s interesting how many of the “laugh” songs today are not happy (including mine.) Laughing and crying go hand in hand….

    Liked by 1 person

  6. January 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I like a bit of Radiohead, great pick! A melodious, tinged with melancholy, one with beautiful lyrics. Thanks for sharing – really enjoyed this! x

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

      Thanks Sadje, I shall do my best with your questions :O) x

      Like

  7. January 13, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Radiohead is a favorite of mine. Laugh and cry … two sides of the same coin.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. January 13, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Loved your post!😀

    Liked by 1 person

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