Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Musical Interlude/Comment: Gary Jules, “Mad World”; Pet Shop Boys, “Numb”

Gary Jules, “Mad World”

Sometimes it feels like the whole damned world has lost its mind; words like “insane” and “crazy” just don’t work anymore. Something like this:

“We work in the dark. We do what we can to battle with the evil that would otherwise destroy us. But, a man’s fate is defined as not a choice but a calling. Yet sometimes the weight of this burden causes us to falter, breaching the fragile fortress of our mind, allowing the monsters without to turn within and we are left alone, staring into the abyss… into the laughing face of madness.”
- David Duchovny as “Fox Mulder”, “The X Files”

If you've dealt long enough with this “Mad World”, as we all have been forced to, after all these months of relentless economic destruction and pandemic terror, maybe you're feeling it too, and if you're not very, very careful, you’ll wind up like this… listen to the words.
Pet Shop Boys, “Numb”
You do not want to go there…

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