Best Thing - SYKES


The Experience: Being alone is unthinkable. But that's where thousands of people live. They haven't chosen to hide -  they've just never found a friend. And too many people never do...


Music video: A would be superhero, dressed in her finest, goes about daily life humored by the people around her. Even her psychiatrist and support group cheer her on - in her head. But in real life she's alone, rejected and shunned. The only flash she ever gets is the one on her own smartphone. The video ends as she climbs to the top of a skyscraper, shakily climbs on the ledge, and then launches herself off into the sky in a superman pose. The video cuts out before her leap turns into a deadly plunge, but the cover art says it all.

The Meaning of Best Thing: SYKES paints a simple picture of our dreams: add up to something. And at the same time, when we don't live up to that dream, there's a pardon in paradise. That sounds real, but the uh oh and the rythm change right at the end say it's not true. And the the cover art of a downed superhero - the offscreen ending of the music video - says the same thing. SYKES has a very pessimistic view of what we can achieve... at least here.

Ask yourself: How can you help someone find meaning if the only place they can find friends is in their own dreams?

LYRICS:

What makes another day livable
It's all in the all in the mind
If we could take away visual
And livin' the hard life

There's a pardon in paradise
We need it to survive
There's a pardon in paradise

Like it's the best thing
'Cause it was the longest day I've added up to something
Like it's the best thing
That anyone could ever dream about in their whole life

Keepin' it on and now you've added up to something
Like it's the best thing
That anyone could ever dream about in their whole life

Being alone is unthinkable
It's harder it's harder to hide
What if we leave the material and repaint the skyline

And there's a pardon in paradise
The engine of the life
There's a pardon in paradise

Like it's the best thing
'Cause it was the longest day I've added up to something
Like it's the best thing
That anyone could ever dream about in their whole life

Keepin' it on and now you've added up to something

Uh Uh oh (4x)

It's the best thing
'Cause it was the longest day I've added up to something
Like it's the best thing
That anyone could ever dream about in their whole life

Keepin' it on and now you've added up to something
Like it's the best thing
That anyone could ever dream about in their whole life
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Like it's the best thing
That anyone could ever dream about in their whole life

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