Miracle - CHVRCHES




The Experience: I'm not asking for a miracle... just love. And that should be possible... right?

Music video: Lauren Mayberry stands alone in the smoke to the sound of a beating heart. That heartbeat symbolizes the love she's yearning for in a heartless, dark and violent world. She's the only one who isn't hating - but it's just because she's the only one who's alone. That love exists - we see the beating heart in a round glass case. But Mayberry doesn't find it - she passes it by. The world ends without love - and we don't know what the end brings. It's a bleak look: there's room for hope but not many reasons.

The Meaning of Miracle: We're not perfect - ask me no questions I will tell no lies. We're looking for love and goodness - angels and light - in a desolate world - the darkest of skies and an ocean of night. That shouldn't be impossible - I'm not asking for a miracle. Love should be possible. The beat and gritty synth give a primeval strength to the yearning for love. It beats strong... but that doesn't stop it from becoming a plaintive wail by the end - could you let it show if you feel it could you let me know if you feel it could you let me know I'm not asking for a miracle. Because we are ultimately helpless - we need love but can't find it alone. The album's title is Love Is Dead. In a loveless world - where does all the good go - how long can we keep looking? Will we ever see it through? That's a harsh almost hopeless question. One that is all too real for the unloved.

Ask yourself: If we're made for love where is it and can we be sure it's even there? How do you encourage someone to keep looking for answers? You give them what they're looking for: love them.

Album: Love Is Dead (2018)

LYRICS:


Ask me no questions, I will tell you no lies
Careful what you wish for
We're looking for angels in the darkest of skies
Saying that we wanted more
I feel like I'm falling, but I'm trying to fly
Where does all the good go?
We're looking for answers in the highest of highs
But will we ever, ever know?

And I need you to know I'm not asking for a miracle
But if love is enough, could you let it show?
If you feel it could you let me know?
(Oh, oh) If you feel it could you let me know?
(Oh, oh) I'm not asking for a miracle

Ask for forever when the end is in sight
Showing what you want to
We're looking for the light in an ocean of night
But will we ever see it through?

And I need you to know I'm not asking for a miracle
But if love is enough, could you let it show?
If you feel it could you let me know?
(Oh, oh) If you feel it could you let me know?
(Oh, oh) I'm not asking for a miracle

Ask me no questions, I will tell you no lies
I'm not asking for a miracle
We're looking for angels in the darkest of skies
I'm not asking for a miracle (I'm not asking for a miracle)
(I'm not asking for a miracle)

I'm not asking for a miracle
If you feel it could you let me know?

Ask me no questions, I will tell you no lies
I'm not asking for a miracle
We're looking for angels in the darkest of skies
I'm not asking for a miracle (I'm not asking for a miracle)
(I'm not asking for a miracle)

Ask me no questions, I will tell you no lies
I'm not asking for a miracle
We're looking for angels in the darkest of skies
I'm not asking for a miracle (I'm not asking for a miracle)
(I'm not asking for a miracle)


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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