Unwell

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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There are times in our lives when we feel like doing just nothing, at some point. Well, I don’t know how about you, but for me, it happens occasionally. It’s not literally ‘doing nothing’, because I’m still doing something. But it’s more like I don’t feel like meeting anyone else or going out from my room. Just laying down on my bed, watching movies, reading books, writing this. It’s just that I feel like being all by myself and doing everything alone. People say times like that are wasting moments. But for me, there’s no such thing as a moment that is wasted. People can be sick of sanity sometimes, it doesn’t mean they become insane forever. But as long as the insanity reigns, it’s better for them to be alone and spend time on their own. There are moments in life when we feel like being alone. That doesn’t make us nerd, it’s just that we need time on our own, that’s all.

All day staring at the ceiling, making friends with shadows on my wall. All night hearing voices, telling me that I should get some sleep, because tomorrow might be good for something. Hold on, feeling like I’m headed for a breakdown, and I don’t know why.” –Matchbox Twenty, Unwell

Today’s song for Moments Of Our Lives part 2 is a song titled “Unwell”, dedicated to all lonely people in this age of loneliness. It was performed by American rock alternative band, Matchbox Twenty. The pop rock song was released on April 3rd 2003 and served as the second single taken from their third studio album, “More Than You Think You Are”. It was written by Rob Thomas, the lead singer of the band. A music video was released for this song, directed by Meiert Avis.

"Unwell" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

There are moments in life when we feel like just being alone; perhaps doing nothing in emptiness, hearing voices inside our heads, laying down in darkness, being drown in thoughts. The lyrics of “Unwell” speak about the feeling people have during that kind of moment. “All day staring at the ceiling, making friends with shadows on my wall. All night hearing voices, telling me that I should get some sleep, because tomorrow might be good for something. Hold on, feeling like I’m headed for a breakdown, and I don’t know why.” Life is like a roller-coaster, they say. Sometimes it’s going up, then it’s going down in other time. Loneliness is a part of it. And even when we’re in the middle of crowd, somehow we’re still feeling it. Lonely; being isolated and outcasted. “I’m talking to myself in public, dodging glances on the train. And I know, I know they’ve all been talking about me. I can hear them whisper, and it makes me think there must be something wrong with me. Out of all the hours thinking, somehow I’ve lost my mind.”
A moment of loneliness; whether while we’re being all alone by ourselves or surrounded by so many people in the crowd, when that moment comes, it’s just stabbing us like a cold blade piercing through our hearts and minds. Those sleepless nights and empty days are passing just like that in the moment, and we can do nothing about it but hearing our own thoughts and watching the memories flash before our eyes. “I’ve been talking in my sleep. Pretty soon they’ll come to get me. Yeah, they’re taking me away.” A moment like that just comes sometimes and that’s natural. It doesn’t make us a crazy person. But yes, we’re all unwell and impaired at that moment indeed. Human; what a lonely creature we are. And a moment will eventually pass. “ But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell. I know right now you can’t tell, but stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see a different side of me. I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired. I know right now you don’t care, but soon enough you’re gonna think of me, and how I used to be.”
Spending weeks at the top of many music charts, “Unwell” was very successful on the radio. It was also nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2004 Grammy Awards. What I’m gonna tell from this song is, don’t grieve. Being alone is a curse and a blessing. Let’s embrace it. Just like what Rob Thomas said, that “Unwell “ is a song for people who are messed up and feel alone like that. We all feel a little messed up sometimes, you’re not alone.

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell. I know right now you can’t tell, but stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see a different side of me. I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired. I know right now you don’t care, but soon enough you’re gonna think of me, and how I used to be me.” –Matchbox Twenty, Unwell




“All day staring at the ceiling, making friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices, telling me that I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something
Hold on, feeling like I’m headed for a breakdown, and I don’t know why

But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell, I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see a different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired, I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me, and how I used to be

Me, I’m talking to myself in public, dodging glances on the train
And I know, I know they’ve all been talking about me, I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong with me
Out of all the hours thinking, somehow I’ve lost my mind

I’ve been talking in my sleep, pretty soon they’ll come to get me
Yeah, they’re taking me away

I’m just a little unwell”

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