“The great thing about being music insane instead of regular insane is that you hear songs in your head instead of voices”
Yeah—I said that in another post which I may or may not have published-
Anyway, it’s 3:07 in the morning and I am wide awake-“Wide Awake, I’m not Sleeping’—to quote a line from Sir Bono. Maybe it’s that super moon outside which has us all a little wired-the werewolves are just a little more hairy and track you down a little faster!
“Bad” is playing in my head as I shift positions and filter through all my 99 problems until I decide they will dissipate to solutions and I will get up and write a blog post.
It is “leave this hollow place and break away into the half-light…through the flame” that makes the trouble all run from me.
The power in that line and the power in this song has me in a trance.
I have never been to Ireland so forgive me if my vision of a place where Christianity and mysticism combine with rain to keep the land green and Guinness flows naturally to fill a pint glass are a little off. (That is my feeling and I hope to check that with an actual visit in the not too distant future)
This song could only have been made by an Irish band-it has all of that in it and more.
“Bad” was an anthem in the much maligned decade of the 1980’s. We forget about the quality.
“If I could, If I could, I would let it go”
You can interpret this classic anyway you want.
I see it as the never ending struggle to escape the bonds that bind us to whatever we struggle with—being wide awake gives us a chance to look at them clearly for what they are—they are temporary-the permanent is still being formed.
Hey, that is just me.
Just a guy who writes about rock music and is wide awake under this big bright moon.