Monday, May 02, 2011

Smile Empty Soul

Smile Empty Soul in "Nowhere Kids":
In the land of dirt and plaster
Lies an army of a thousand nowhere kids
Losing ground and falling faster
Into a life that no one should have to live

We are the people that you hate
We are the bastards that you created
A generation with no place
A generation of all your sons and daughters

Behind the fake family image
Behind the smile of a thousand moms and dads
Inside the cage that we've been given
I see an image of the future that we don't have

We are the people that you hate
The fucking bastards that you created
A generation with no place
A generation of all your sons and daughters

And what did you expect ... a perfect child
Raised by TV sets ... abandoned every mile
We never get respect ... never a fair trial
No one gives a shit ... as long as we smile... smile...smile (Full lyrics)

Remember kids, everything will be alright, as long as you smile! :)

5 comments:

Rain said...

Hmm,I like the lyrics,although something inside me just died while reading it -_-'

Devil's Mind said...

Glad you liked it... What does not kill you makes you stronger, that's the general wisdom.

Rain said...

Na'ah what does not kill you makes you slightly depressed cause dude your music taste is depressing!:(

Aseel said...

"Remember kids, everything will be alright, as long as you smile!" yea right! LOL

reminded me of "Calling All Angels" by Train.. Dont see the resemblance but it did :)

Devil's Mind said...

The song is more provocative than depressing. The way I see it, the lyrics has two interpretations.

The literal interpretation is about how parents raise their kids. Many parents don't take their children's views and opinions seriously. And also, they don't put enough effort into raising the kids, but rather use the authoritarian approach.

The other interpretation is to see the parents as a metaphor for authority figures. More specifically, the government. A government that corrupted media that does not give a fair representation of events. Treats it's people with a condescending attitude.

And how the government represses the freedom of speech and freedom of political involvement, and expects that the citizens just go on with their life smiling as if there are no problems whatsoever. Basically, just like how things used to be before the Arab world started revolting.

Aseel, I see the similarity between that song and the lyrics in the post. But not so direct for the finalizing statement that you mentioned.