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This is the song which is currently playing in my head. The Show by Lenka. 
Image from here

I first heard it on TV, the Ugly Betty trailer got this song on the background. And I kind of like it and searched for the title and the singer and now I had it playing on my blog... repetitively... No wonder I can't get it out of my head...d'oh

Here's the lyric: 

THE SHOW
I'm just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don't know where to go, can't do it alone
I've tried, and I don't know why

Slow it down, make it stop
Or else my heart is going to pop
'Cause it's too much, yeah it's a lot
To be something I'm not
I'm a fool out of love
'Cause I just can't get enough

I'm just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don't know where to go, can't do it alone
I've tried, and I don't know why

I'm just a little girl lost in the moment
I'm so scared but I don't show it
I can't figure it out, it's bringing me down
I know I've got to let it go
And just enjoy the show

The sun is hot in the sky
Just like a giant spotlight
The people follow the signs
And synchronise in time
It's a joke, nobody knows
They've got a ticket to the show

Yeah, I'm just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don't know where to go, can't do it alone
I've tried, and I don't know why

I'm just a little girl lost in the moment
I'm so scared but I don't show it
I can't figure it out, it's bringing me down
I know I've got to let it go
And just enjoy the show
Just enjoy the show

I'm just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don't know where to go, can't do it alone
I've tried, and I don't know why

I'm just a little girl lost in the moment
I'm so scared but I don't show it
I can't figure it out, it's bringing me down
I know I've got to let it go
And just enjoy the show
Just enjoy the show
Just enjoy the show

I want my money back, I want my money back, I want my money back
Just enjoy the show
I want my money back, I want my money back, I want my money back
Just enjoy the show

And I found an explanation to the meaning of the lyrics and made me like the song even more..love struck. Both lyric and the meaning are from here.

The meaning:

She's literally "flying" through the video, going from moment to moment, never really able to stay in a state of mind and situation for too long before moving on. I would say this alludes to the fact that she's so scared and worried about where she's headed, who's gonna be there, that rather than enjoying life and everything that comes with it, she let's the unknown "bring her down" and miss out on life. She's so worried about the direction of life, that rather than living for today, she looks to the future for comfort, but can't find it.


"I want my money back" and "the show" are both metaphors. The money represents time, while the show is representative of life. No matter what, in the end, we can't get back time, so her speeding through time and never enjoying events of everyday life is making life difficult. She caught in between getting through life with a keen direction, and with just loving where she's at in her life. When she realizes it in the end, she wants time back "I want my money back," she ends with "Just enjoy the show." Just enjoy your life and live for the day, simple I guess. She's basically mocking the ritualistic acts of people to just want to get somewhere so badly in life that we miss out on the journey, getting caught up in life, and are unable to enjoy it fully.

The video clip is cool too. Can view it on my Mixpod which I have embedded in this blog page. For a larger scale, this youtube page has it. Oo... by the way... did I mention I have never heard of Lenka before? Yes... I am so ketinggalan zaman. So now, Leenaleeca has 'met' Lenka...big grin
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