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Song of the Day – Helena Beat by Foster The People

Today I woke up with a verse stuck in my head as almost everyday I wake up with a song in my head or simply continuing from my dreams.

Yes, even my dreams have a soundtrack 🙂

Yeah yeah and it’s okay
I tie my hands up to a chair so I don’t fall that way
Yeah yeah and I’m alright
I took a sip of something poison but I’ll hold on tight

This song is Helena Beat by Foster the People.

The song came out in July 2011 and is from their album Torches. The lead singer Mark Foster wrote it about the drug culture in Hollywood.

While this song is about drugs, I feel that this verse in particular can apply to any addiction or even depression. Tying yourself to chair in hopes that life or any kind of addiction pushes you down is an extremely strong imagery.

It emphasizes the sadness and helplessness we live in; the grayness of life if we may say, Helena Beat is also able to remind us bittersweetly that things can be alright.

It has dark undertones, personally it gives me strength when life deals me a tough card and I have to reassure myself that despite the poison of life I’ll hold on tight to life. I guess this is my interpretation or at least my added spin to layers of meaning on a beautifully written song.

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