Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay




The Experience: I've been reading books of old, the legends and the myths... and I don't see myself upon that list... You aren't a superhero. But can you still be a hero for the people who believe in you?


Music video: The lyric video follows a little boy's interstellar adventures. The cape and knee pads are too big for him. And the adventures are just dreams.

The Meaning of Something Just Like This: There's a huge gap between the superheroes on the silver screen, and our lives. It's a gap we only bridge in our dreams. But the silver screen isn't real. Our dreams disappear when we wake. In the end, real life - something I can turn to... somebody I can kiss... somebody I can miss - is the only place where heroes exist. 

Ask yourselfWill you risk trying to be a hero in a less than super world?

Album: Memories... Do Not Open (2017)

LYRICS:

I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
Spiderman's control
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don't see myself upon that list

But she said, where d'you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss

I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Oh, I want something just like this
I want something just like this

I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
The testaments they told
The moon and its eclipse
And Superman unrolls
A suit before he lifts
But I'm not the kind of person that it fits

She said, where d'you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss

I want something just like this
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Where d'you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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