Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Golden Light --> Life --> Lie

Hey my bloggies! long time no post! I have had the craziest year ever! So many things have happened but I promise that I will update more since it is summer! Recently I have been obsessed with this singer called Marina and the Diamonds. She is like lady gaga, florence and the machine, janelle monae, lily allen, and kate nash all rolled in to one which equals my favorite thing ever! Her music is poppy, effervescent, but it also has some dark undertones. Her lyrics are blatant remarks on society and what the "american dream" is.  And since this past week it was july 4th what a better time to bring up America and what the "american dream" is. People have different idea of what the american dream is. In the fifties and earlier, when people started immigrating to the United States, the idea of an american dream was a life where there was stability financially, family life was promoted, and success in the home and workplace was desired. Now, it is all about being incredibly wealthy and flaunting your wealth and success, trying to obtain fame, and keeping and maintaing beauty and youth. People's morals and goals today are a bit skewed today, in my opinion. Anywho I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July my golden children!

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be

I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine

I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy

If you are not very careful

Your possessions will possess you

TV taught me how to feel
Now real life has no appeal

Oh No - Marina and the Diamonds

American queen is the American dream

She is a Polish girl in America
Tall, tan, hot blonde, called Anya
I ask her why would you want to be a Hollywood wife
"Because I don’t want to end up living in a dive on Vine"

You’d do anything for a dime
Looking for the golden life

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh oh
Living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

A fat security making plays for me
As soon as I touch down in, oh, L.A., he said…
"Oh my god, you look just like Shakira
No no, you’re Catherine Zeta"
Actually, my name’s Marina

Your mind is just like mine
All filled up with things benign
You're looking for the golden life

Hollywood - Marina and the Diamonds

I feel numb most of the time
The lower I get the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine
Looking for the golden light
Oh, it's a reasonable sacrifice
Burn, burn, burn bright

Numb - Marina and the Diamonds

Enjoy! xoxo

Editorial: Lydia Hearst by BrakhaX2 for Genlux Magazine