Scare Away The Dark - Passenger



The Experience: Passenger's melancholy voice describes modern life, conforming to media expectations and governed by "hashtag and Twitter." He gives us a song about becoming real again - if we all light up, we can scare away the dark! 

Official Video: Passenger's song describes breaking away from a society where we "work ourselves dead." The video starts off in an office where everyone just does their job but no-ones really happy. As the forest starts to break into the office, people become alive again, and fulfil Passenger's lines "We should run through the forest, we should swim in the streams..."
[Note: Explicit exposure (as the actors strip off their office clothes) has been edited over in the YouTube video.]

The meaning of Passenger's Scare Away The Dark is breaking away from society. He critiques lifestyles of "Drink ourselves stupid and work ourselves dead. And all just because that's what mom and dad said we should do." He sees a world where people stress over how popular they get via "hashtag and Twitter" or stress because TV tells them to "wish we were happier, thinner and fitter... We're all slowly dying in front of computers." Passenger says none of this is real. What's real is human choice and living with nature. "We should love, we should dream, we should stare at the stars and not just the screens.

Ask yourself: How much time do I spend loving, staring at stars... compared to staring at screens?


LYRICS:
Well, sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
Drink ourselves stupid
And work ourselves dead
And all just because that's what mom and dad said we should do

We should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I'm saying and know what it means

To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

Well, we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter,
We wish we weren't losers and liars and quitters
We want something more not just nasty and bitter
We want something real not just hashtags and Twitter

It's the meaning of life and it's streamed live on YouTube
But I bet Gangnam Style will still get more views
We're scared of drowning, flying and shooters
But we're all slowly dying in front of computers

So sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Oh, love without fear in your heart.
Can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

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