SONGS

Mayday - Cam




The Experience: "Mayday, mayday, this is an emergency"! Is your current relationship sinking as you or your partner ignores the SOS of the other?


Music video: Cam is stuck in an unhealthy relationship in her personal life (seen in the attitude of her husband)  and undervalued in the outside world (seen in the response of the reporters and onlookers) due to being a woman in a "man's world" (seen in the many article clippings shown that reduce a woman's role to tending the household). So, she decides to take matters into her own hands by  being the first woman to fly around the world. She stands up to all the resistance and takes off on her journey, but soon a storm drives her small plane into the ocean and we see her sinking into the depths. Or do we... as the video ends we see her begin to swim to the surface... towards the beginning of a new life.

But the story does not end there. Throughout the video a little girl is watching Cam from beside her bigoted father (who actually yells at Cam to "go back to the kitchen"). Listening to her news conference lights a spark in the little girl's soul and she begins to dream of great things. She watches the coverage of the journey and when the plane crashes she continues to watch the news in hope of hearing what has happened to her hero. However, the spark has been lit and this little girl is ready to dream big and seek her fullest potential.

The Meaning of Mayday: "You are overbearing, I'm not in love...". Sometimes people will love us only for what they can get from us instead of actually loving us for who we are. It is heroic to fight for the relationship... "lieing here inches away, but you can't hear me call mayday", but sometimes "the water fills the sinking ship" and the only way to truly love one's self is to abandon ship and swim for the shore.

Ask yourself: Do you love the people in your life for who they are and seek to help them reach their full potential or do you just use them for your own ends? 

Album: Untamed (2016)

LYRICS:

You are overbearing, I'm not in love
But I don't wanna tell you
We've been contemplating how to give it up
But I can't convince you
And we've been hopelessly holding too tight
When we don't even need to
And as the water fills this sinking ship
I know we have to leave too

Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Mayday, mayday
This is an emergency
Mayday, mayday
You've gotta let me leave
I'm laying here, inches away
But you can't hear me call mayday, yeah, yeah

I said I'm moving on, 'cause things were getting rough
But here I am in your bed
I strung it on too long, afraid to be alone
Now we're in over our heads
It's either sink or swim, we've tried so many times
For worse or for better
It tears my heart in two to leave it all behind
And say goodbye forever

Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Mayday, mayday
This is an emergency
Mayday, mayday
You've gotta let me leave
I'm laying here, inches away
But you can't hear me call mayday, yeah, yeah

Oh, you gotta let me leave
Oh, the weight will make us sink
Oh, could you please help me leave?
Oh, abandon ship with me

Mayday, mayday
This is an emergency
Mayday, mayday
You've gotta let me leave
I'm laying here, inches away
But you can't hear me call mayday


Mayday, mayday (you are overbearing, I'm not in love but I don't wanna tell you)
Mayday, mayday (you are overbearing, I'm not in love but I don't wanna tell you)
Mayday, mayday (you are overbearing, I'm not in love but I don't wanna tell you)


review by Ryan Carlin

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