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3 Day Lyric Challenge – Mew themed (1/3)


I got caught!

I didn’t exactly need a challenge right now, but it came from Madame Suze, and I was the first one to like her post, so… Here I am, after all, it is only a 3 days long challenge, I should be able to make it. (Biff I didn’t forget that quote challenge I owe you… it is coming, hehehehe)

So here are the rules

1 Thank the person who nominated you.
2 Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Now, I was nominated by Suze, and I believe that means I get to bend the rules a little. So first of all, thank you, dear Madame Suze for the invitation to participate to this lovely challenge. Suze has been a loyal reader since the very beginnings of The Cove, and she is one colorful, witty and hilarious Lady! Visit her blog if you don’t know her yet, it is definately worth the little detour.

(Ok, that’s it for point 1)

My three posts for this challenge will feature the same band: Mew. The Danish (Ha!) alternative rock band is most probably the first reason I really got interested in Vikingland years ago. Although you might not have heard about them except in The Cove, they have a pretty large fandom around the world. Since 1997, they greet us with a new album every couple of years, and I have seen them live twice (that’ll be three times this coming October!! Can’t wait!)

Mew’s very typical sound comes from the mix of often pretty rough/loud beat music with the angelical, high pitched voice of Jonas Bjerre, the singer. The guys aren’t into the classic verse-chorus-verse model, and songs are almost always a mix of a bunch of differently rhytmed pieces. Jonas’ poetic lyrics can also be a bit odd at first, but it is my feeling that the words and sentences are just sculpted to flow in that very Mewy way. I don’t know if it is just that English isn’t my primary language, but Mew is one of the few bands I don’t really pay attention to the wording (even if I know most of their lyrics by heart) while listening to an album. The music and lyrics are just a whole. Needless to say I like the result.

So here’s my first pick for tonight… (we’re starting smooth)

I don’t feel alright
In spite of these comforting sounds
You make
I don’t feel alright
Because you make promises
That you break
Into your house
Why don’t we share our solitude?
Nothing is pure anymore but solitude
It’s hard to make sense
Feels as if I’m sensing you
Through a lens
If someone else comes
I’ll just sit here listening to the drums
Previously I never called it solitude
And probably you know
All the dirty shows I’ve put on
Blunted and exhausted like anyone
Honestly I tried to avoid it
Back when we were kids, we would always know when to stop
And now all the good kids are
Messing up
Nobody has gained or
Accomplished anything


That covers point 2. I’ll see you tomorrow, with some more!

8 thoughts on “3 Day Lyric Challenge – Mew themed (1/3)

    1. It is funny, because they are not that well known, but they tour around the world and have quite a bunch of fans everywhere they stop by. I had the chance to meet Jonas (the singer) and Johann (guitarist) in person, and they are such nice guys too! I LOOOVE them 🙂


  1. you’ve mentioned this band before and got me listening to them. george is still not convinced they are a “real band”..dunno what he actually means by that………but so far he hasn’t turned the volume down whenever I play their stuff. And, yes my dear sweet freezingland buddy, you can break any and all rules…always!

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    1. Not a real band? LOL Ok, we’ll have to investigate that further, not if they ARE a real band, but what a “real band” needs to have-do to be a “real band”. If it requires being the sum of real people, then I’d say that they are one, but maybe George needs more than just that?


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