Not many people know this but I love to sing, I know the words to almost every 80’s song and I sit at home sometimes and just play music while downloading the lyrics to sing along, in the rare instance that I do not know the words. The downside of this is that you need breath to sing. I cant ever sing a song without missing some of the lyrics because I have lost my breath and/or its made me cough. My solution to this…lip sync. I absolutely love lip sync-ing. I think I am beyond awesome. My all time go to is “Bette Davis Eyes”, because we share the same throaty rasp, her’s from smoking and mine from…not smoking.
I also have a hard time laughing. I love laughing but laughing a hard laugh will send me into a fit of cough rage which becomes not so funny. In fact, I had to create this stupid huff laugh that is more like pressure breathing on Mount Everest. My friend Angela has this amazing laugh when she thinks something is super funny and that’s the laugh I want some day!! It makes me laugh my stupid laugh.
Oh well. My life is about Adapt.Overcome. Move on.
I just wanted to share. I miss singing and laughing for reals.
P.S. My current favourite song to lip sync right now is “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed. It was written by Paul Simon about the burgeoning trend in consumerism and how society became these lambs sucked in by the neon signs and marketing campaigns convincing us all we need something we actually do not need. The ‘narrator’ wishes to help bring us back to a need vs.want but is very disillusioned with the lack of awareness about the issue and how consumerism has buried the truth. It is about simplicity and returning to what was real. I think it is more applicable now than ever.
The Sound of Silence.
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Fools, said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence
Songwriters: Paul Simon
The Sound of Silence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group