26-06-09

Michael Jackson: Gone

Een tijdje geleden dat ik hier nog iets geschreven heb, dus het overlijden van Michael Jackson is een goede aangelegenheid om te proberen de draad terug op te nemen. Eigenlijk had het ook een heel andere gebeurtenis kunnen zijn, maar ik denk dat de huidige situatie goed is om een gesprek aan te knopen over de zin van het leven. Waarom leven we? Wat doen we hier op aarde? Wat is echt waard om te doen, want wat blijft er hangen als we er niet meer zijn? Switchfoot zingt er ook over in Gone:

 

She told him she'd rather fix her make-up
Than try to fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
Even with the cell phone gone

She told him she believes in living
Bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
And upside-down

Don't say so-long, you're not that far gone
Don't spend today away
'Cause today will soon be

Gone
Like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
Just try and prove me wrong
And pretend like you're immortal

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every day we borrow brings us
One step closer to the edge
Infinity
Where's your treasure, where's your hope
If you get the world and lose your soul?
She pretends like she pretends like she's immortal

Don't say so-long, and throw yourself wrong
This could be your big chance to make-up
Today will soon be

Gone
Like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
The world keeps spinning on
You're going, going, gone
Like summer break is gone
Like Saturday is gone
Just try and prove me wrong
And pretend like you're immortal

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate
And we pretend like we're immortal
We are so confident in our accomplishments
Look at our decadence

Gone
Like Frank Sinatra
Like Elvis and his mom
Like Al Pacino's cash, nothing lasts in this life
My high school dreams are gone
My childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long

Life is more than money
Time was never money
Time was never cash
Life is still more than girls
Life is more than hundred-dollar bills and roto-tom fills
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills
All the riches of the kings end up in wills
We've got information in the information age
But do we know what life is
Outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow
Brings us close to a God who's never short of cash
Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked
Life is still worth living.
Life is still worth living.

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