Anyone - Demi Lovato

The ExperienceIs there anyone? I can't share my burdens if there's no one there... and I can't carry them by myself...
The Vibe: Lonely.
The Topic: Loneliness.
The Value: Relationship.
The Tension: Nobody's listening (I'm abandoned) VS. I tried and tried and tried some more told secrets 'til my voice was sore (I need to be heard).

Music video: Demi Lovato's white gown emphasizes the dark set that isolates her even in the midst of the adoring crowd. And her emotional attempts to start testify to just how authentic and personal Anyone is for her.

The Meaning of Anyone: One of the many lies we tell ourselves is I can do it by myself. That's empowering. Comforting. Self-sufficiency gives us security. But that empowerment, comfort and security is false. Because there are burdens we can't bear alone. Anyone is a tragic shout into the dark and an ardent home that someone will emerge to listen.

Ask yourself: Do others hear you? Do they understand? Do they care?

Album: - (2020)

LYRICS:


Uh, uh

I tried to talk to my piano
I tried to talk to my guitar
Talk to my imagination
Confided into alcohol
I tried and tried and tried some more
Told secrets 'til my voice was sore
Tired of empty conversation
'Cause no one hears me anymore

A hundred million stories
And a hundred million songs
I feel stupid when I sing
Nobody's listening to me
Nobody's listening
I talk to shooting stars
But they always get it wrong
I feel stupid when I pray
So, why am I praying anyway?
If nobody's listening

Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone, oh
Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone

I used to crave the world's attention
I think I cried too many times
I just need some more affection
Anything to get me by

A hundred million stories
And a hundred million songs
I feel stupid when I sing
Nobody's listening to me
Nobody's listening
I talk to shooting stars
But they always get it wrong
I feel stupid when I pray
Why the fuck am I praying anyway?
If nobody's listening

Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone, oh
Anyone, please send me anyone
Oh, Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone
Oh, anyone, I need anyone
Oh, anyone, I need someone

A hundred million stories
And a hundred million songs
I feel stupid when I sing
Nobody's listening to me
Nobody's listening

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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