Song Lyric Sunday 3/25/18 – Secret World

Our theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is seeing. This one was surprisingly easy for me because a certain lyric popped into my head straight away – “This is a garden, this is a steeple, I hear the crowd before I ever see the people.”

In a roundabout way, this song is all about seeing. You see what you see in your own little world and turn a blind eye to what’s not in that world. Same is true for all of us. Thus is the nature of our own little “Secret World” – and thus this week’s featured song. This song was released in 2004 and is featured on the album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, so titled as it marked the reunion of childhood friends Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith after they had a mutual falling out in 1991 and thus re-kindling the band they became so famous for spearheading in the 1980s – a band that needs no introduction here whatsoever.

So, without further ado, here is the song (written by Orzabal):

This is a garden, this is a steeple
I hear the crowd before I ever see the people
Yours for the asking, and for the taking
There is a power in the vacuum we are making

You and I have a secret world
And we can keep it unfurled
And pay no attention to the cradle or the grave

And when we’re crossed
We can say that we’re lost
In the middle of nowhere think you’ll like it a lot
And if we’re wrong and we end up alone
We’ll light a candle for their innocent bones

You and I have a secret world
And we can keep it unfurled
And pay no attention to the cradle or the grave

You and I have a secret world
And we can keep it unfurled
And pay no attention to the cradle or the grave

And when we’re crossed
We can say that we’re lost
In the middle of nowhere think you’ll like it a lot
And if we’re wrong and we end up alone
We’ll light a candle for their innocent bones

You and I have a secret world
And we can keep it unfurled
And pay no attention to the cradle or the grave

And when we’re crossed
We can say that we’re lost
In the middle of nowhere think you’ll like it a lot
And if we’re wrong and we end up alone
We’ll light a candle for their innocent bones

And when we’re crossed
We can say that we’re lost
In the middle of nowhere think you’ll like it a lot
And if we’re wrong and we end up alone
We’ll light a candle for their innocent bones
Source: https://genius.com/Tears-for-fears-secret-world-lyrics

I hope you didn’t get too lost but that you liked this song a lot (even though this makes three weeks in a row with this same band). 😉 As always, thanks for our trip into the wonderful world of music.

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5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 3/25/18 – Secret World

  1. This is one Tears for Fears song I hadn’t heard before. I really like it and it does go well with the theme. It is a shame that we tuck ourselves into our own little cocoons and keep ourselves from seeing what is happening in the real world.

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