outside the party, inside the dream
Mar 19, 2021
Why do we like this?
“When I’m trying to fall asleep
The silence of absence is the silence of you”
The gorgeous musings of Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter-producer cehryl are so enticing for a lyric-lover like myself.
“This is who I am, not who I was
This is who I am, this is not because I want anything
I don’t want much, I just want sugar and honey and trust”
As the song grows — unfolding an array of lines that are the intersection of adorable, quirky, relatable, and just beautifully poetic — it starts to wedge its way into my heart.
“Hurry up, we don’t have enough
Time before the real world interferes
Over here, closer, dear
Minimize our distance until we disappear”
“outside the party, inside the dream” is a love song that’s beautifully tainted by the pessimistic slant of a realistic outlook — the real world will always call, but if one peers deep enough inside the dream, that call can fade into a distant echo.
I sent this song out to a friend and they responded succinctly:
“The whole song makes me feel like i’m in that little bubble and the real world is lurking outside of it.”
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