It has occurred to me that the current generation of teens seems to feel more angst ridden than mine did. There seem to be more of them that might want to hide away in their room and watch the world go by and ponder deep thoughts. Peering through the window at that mad, sad world.
Gary Jules and Michael Andrews on Youtube From the movie Donnie Darko.
When the reason it was familiar hit me I came to a realization. The difference between their generation and mine is that when we were feeling angsty we might peer and ponder.
But then we would get up and go outside.
Tears for Fears - Mad world
Tears for Fears
After all, our outfits were so awesome how could we stay sad long? We needed to get out anyway to pick up some mousse.
If you have the time and inclination give them both a listen. Anyone remember the 80's version?
Which do you prefer? Guess which one actually gets stuck in my head?
This video contains content owned by Universal Music Group that they have removed from everywhere but here dailymotion.com so far, including where it used to be on youtube so I can't have my matching borders. But I am hoping they won't be Meanies and make me remove it because I'm somebodies mother. I'm just an old lady. And I am directing everyone to them here- http://www.youtube.com/universalmusicgroup because they are so awesome and stuff and I am getting No Gain from my blog other than Personal Joy that will be destroyed if they removed it and I will have to stare out the window sadly because they don't understand me and I can't go outside to dance because it's way too hot and my knees hurt.
Addition to original post:
This must be a family thing because my brother called me after he read this and said the song haunts him too. Only I didn't include his favorite version which is Adam Lambert's and which you can listen to here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ50AuKQOyk&feature=related
True, Adam Lambert does have a lovely voice.
And then because he is a SAHD, which is really not Sad at all but extraordinarily cool in my book, went on to taunt me because he is