This Is What It Feels Like

While in Australia with Dan and Dave, a song started playing in the car that caught my attention while we were somewhere between Sarina Beach and Brisbane.  Dave was driving at the time it started playing so I’m guessing it was after we got to the other side of Gladstone.  I had never heard this song before but it was catchy with meaningful lyrics.  So I asked what song it was.  It was “This Is What It Feels Like” by Armin Van Buuren.  Turns out the song came out almost three years ago.  Go figure.  Living on an island in the middle of the Pacific must have caused me to fall behind the times.

It kind of reminded me of the song “Without You” by David Guetta.

I think many people would interpret it as a love song about an ex-lover or a deceased loved one.  I actually don’t interpret the lyrics that way.  I don’t get that vibe from either the song’s demeanor or the music video.  I almost interpret the song as being about getting out of your comfort zone and growing as a person by leaving behind all that you know so that you can see what else the world has to offer.

Having done that several times, I can attest to the fact that it’s not easy to get out of your comfort zone.  It’s not easy surviving without the comfort of all that you know.  Not many people can do what I have done.  Most people I have met over the years are still where they are when I knew them.  The last person I met who left all he knew to find something better was Angel from Maui.  I hope he is doing well.

What’s more, when you go back to visit after you’ve been gone for a long time, you realize that you’ve changed and things aren’t the same.  You realize that you have “nothing to hold but the memories and frames.”

This Is What It Feels Like

Nobody here knocking at my door
The sound of silence I can’t take anymore
Nobody ringing my telephone now
Oh how I miss such a beautiful sound

And I don’t even know how I survive
I won’t make it to the shore without your light
No I don’t even know if I’m alive
Oh, oh, oh without you now
This is what it feels like

Nothing to hold but the memories and frames
Oh they remind me of the battle I face
Without your love, without you I drown
Somebody save me I’m going down

And I don’t even know how I survive
I won’t make it to the shore without your light
No I don’t even know if I’m alive
Oh, oh, oh without you now
This is what it feels like

And I don’t even know how I survive
I won’t make it down the road with one headlight
No I don’t even know if I’m alive
Oh, oh, oh without you now
This is what it feels like

 

 

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