We had an interesting talk on the way home from rehearsal today.
a lot of our lyrics is about the fact that we live in a fallen world and that we as humans are incomplete.
even though everybody would agree that it is true the question that came up was about if the lyrics focused to much on this and to little on the joy that is in life wich also is very true.
It is an interesting point. We don’t have so many “happy” songs in Mammuth. I could only think of one, “reflecting light”.i write most of the lyrics in the band and I actually don’t know why it is that way. Maybe the music invites more to sadness then happiness.
A danger that came up is that focusing on the incompletness of man might put burdens on people instead of lifting them up, which always have been our goal.
When I think about it i realize that we have a lyric about this on Embraced EP.
I’ll leave you tonight with that lyric, and I will go and try to write a happier lyric for “harder faster” in the warm breeze of a swedish summernight…! 😉
Listen to the song Graceland on our myspace: HERE
Full of dirt I am and I know that I’ll never can be like you
still I try and I fail what am supposed to do
how can I love why can’t I love just like you
I want to love like youT
his world is selfish and I’m drawn to it
I can’t resist the power or can I? help me!
I’m trying to be a light
be a mirror of your love but the darkness…
what’s my light to that?
Welcome to Graceland this is your home
Welcome to Graceland Lay down to rest(rest in Peace)
(Can’t feel at) Home in this world want to know why we’re here
why we have to face the pain of fear
every day all I see is me, me, me,
I want to break out but I’m part of it…
I want to change the way I live
Let your grace be real to me
let me know that you love me despite what I do
Want to know that it’s true
let me rest let me rest in your love
let me rest in your grace let me rest in Peace
Welcome to Graceland This is your home
Welcome to Graceland
Lay down to rest(rest in Peace)
For all your lies and your big mistakes
For all your pride and your selfishness
For those you didn’t help for those you turned away
For all your sins for all your hate