Thursday, April 14, 2011

Manic Street Preachers – The Everlasting (album: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 1998)

This song is by Manic Street Preachers. Such a wonderful song, I fell in love with it the first time I’ve heard it. They have a few nice songs. I couldn’t find the exact meaning of lyrics but I believe it’s quite political, it’s a song about the growth of population in the world and how over the years people become more self absorbed and less caring about others. It’s a call for people to be more considerate and help the unfortunate.

Speaking of thinking of others, my sister is the type of person that always puts others first. When I was a child she used to spend the money that she got from my parents on me. One time she stayed at my aunty and uncle house for a couple of days. My parents gave her enough money to buy something for herself while staying there. She was only 10 and she spent all her money on a cabbage patch doll that she bought for me. My aunty saw that she got me the doll and she offered to pay her back the money so she can say it was from her. When my sister returned from her trip she was very upset, she told my parents how my aunty was trying to bribe her but the doll was actually bought by my sister and not my aunty. Of course she got to keep my auntie’s money which was quite a nasty person. I’ll never forget how upset my sister was that day. Anyway, this song is for my lovely sis that always thinks about everyone else but herself… 

Link to the song:   The Everlasting Manic Street Preachers


Lyrics:  The Everlasting Lyrics

What's this song about?

All three members of the band - James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire - share the writing credits. Nicky Wire borrowed the title, "The Everlasting", from a poem by his brother Patrick Jones, after spending some time trying to think of something similar to Blur's "The Universal" or Joy Division's "The Eternal". (Wikipedia – The Everlasting)

Band's Official Website:  Manic Street Preachers

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Manic Street Preachers

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