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The Youth is Starting to Change

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MGMT. Anybody ever heard of this band? This is a good band. They have been dubbed as the leader of neo psychedelia movement that has been around these days. But for me, the psychedelic formulas in this band are just in their fashion style and in their lyrics, which sometimes are related to mysticity and counter culture. For me, the music itself is electronic funk. Just listen to tracks like Time to Pretend, Electric Feel, Kids, and many more that are available on their debut album, which was smartly titled Oracular Spectacular.


Well, my intention at writing this post is not to talk about MGMT’s album or even MGMT as a band. I want to talk about MGMT’s lyrics. Specifically, their song that is called Youth. The lyrics from this song is very suitable for people like me and anyone who is at their final year at college. Why? Because this lyrics talked about our youth. Our final moment at college life. Our final moment at being a youth before we graduate from college. Our final moment before we let our idealism goes away. Our final moment before…well, before everything gets worse. But hopefully we could make it through.

this is a call of arms to live and love and sleep together
we could flood the streets with love or light or heat whatever
lock the parents out, cut a rug, twist and shout
wave your hands
make it rain
for stars will rise again

the youth is starting to change
are you starting to change?
are you?

in a couple of years
tides have turned from booze to tears
and in spite of the weather
we could learn to make it together

the youth is starting to change
are you starting to change?
are you?

the youth


Written by Reno Nismara

November 10, 2008 at 3:54 am

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