By Ganda Putra
Sometimes songs sound great but once you start listening closely to their lyrics you begin scratching your head in confusion. Blur’s Coffee and TV lyrics are one song which is a strange mix between great lyrics and confusing imagery. Let me show you what I mean.
The song starts off like this:
Do you feel like a chain store
One of many zeroes
Kicked around bored?
Could someone please explain what that means? Feeling like a chain store would indicate you are feeling huge, with twisted metal wrapped up in your guts. Then the next line is just as confusing. Does a chain store have a practical floor? Are the many zeroes the links in the chains? Are the chains being kicked around? Why would a chain be bored?
Out of Nowhere the Song Begins to Make Sense
Then the Coffee and TV lyrics suddenly take a 180 degree turn and start making sense. Look at this next stanza of lyrics:
Your ears are full but you’re empty
Holding out your heart
To people who never really
Care how you are
Now Blur is singing meaningful lyrics talking about someone who offers their heart to undeserving people without thinking, beautifully said.
Would You Marry someone is Distraught and Brain Dead?
The lyrics may continue to make a little sense but what is proposed in the Coffee and TV Lyrics by Blur should leave you really curious what is wrong with the person. Read these lyrics and see what you think.
So, give me coffee and TV, history
I’ve seen so much
I’m going blind
And I’m brain-dead virtually
Sociaibility, it’s hard enough for me
Take me away from this big bad world
And agree to marry me
So we could start over again.
Have they lost their mind? The person sounds like they are in the middle of a mental breakdown, a severe case of depression, and losing touch with reality. Then out of that state of mind they want someone to agree to marry them and leave the “big bad world” with them. Are they proposing running away to another destination on earth or leaping to a different planet?
It is intriguing how so many people may find these lyrics when tied to the music to be interesting, romantic, or engaging. When you take time to actually read them as just simple text you become worried about the writer’s mental state. This is not trying to indicate there is anything mentally unbalanced with any member of Blur, but more the severe lack of judgment we often show in choosing music to listen to. We are buying into lyrics which are promoting behavior we would run away from in an instant.
Learning to Read the Lyrics of the Songs You Love
The entire point of this article is very simple. You should take a few minutes to read the lyrics of songs you find engaging. Just like in the Coffee and TV lyrics you may quickly discover the message is not something you really agree with. Quit feeding your mind with messages you would prefer to avoid and find songs which empower you.