Manic Street Preachers -From Despair to Where

Music Monday is a weekly meme by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. I realise that this week I have missed Monday again, but at least this time I only missed it by one day! I have been using a scheduler in WordPress to line all these up for Mondays. I just write them and then choose the date I want the post to go live. Honestly, it’s a thing of beauty, and I wish my brain had such a thing inbuilt. Alas, I forgot to schedule one for this week and attempted to do it manually but got my days muddled. And I can’t wait until next week otherwise I will forget, and it’s a good one! So, here’s a Music Monday on a Tuesday.

I have been listening to the Manics’ earlier albums a lot lately. I confess that, although the rest of their stuff is good, my favourite albums are still Generation Terrorists and Gold Against the Soul, probably because they had such a big impact on me emotionally when I listened to them in the 90s. They just do alienation and loneliness so well. It’s hard to pick a favourite song to represent that time but I think From Despair to Where is probably the standout one for me. So here it is. Enjoy.

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From Despair to Where

Manic Street Preachers

I write this alone on my bed
I’ve poisoned every room in my house

The place is quiet and so alone
Pretend there’s something worth waiting for
There’s nothing nice in my head
The adult world took it all away
Wake up with the same spit in my mouth
Cannot tell if it’s real or not
I try to walk in a straight line
An imitation of dignity

From despair to where
From despair to where
Outside opened mouthed cows
Pass each other as if their drugged

Down pale corridors of routine
Where life falls unatoned
The weak kick like straw
Till the world means less and less
Words are never enough
Just cheap tarnished glitter
I try to walk in a straight line
An imitation of dignity

From despair to where
From despair to where
A cripple walks in a straight line
An imitation of dignity
From despair to where
From despair to where

Songwriters: Sean Moore, Nicholas Jones, James Bradfield, Richard Edwards

Data from: Musixmatch

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