Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"
I'm obviously on a Capital Cities kick right now, but can you blame me?
I love this song, but I had never seen the video until today.
STONEY SUPERPOWERS ENGAGE!
The song I put aside for a moment and look at just the video itself.
It's a multi-generational, multi-cultural time warp dance off. The content of the song doesn't really matter, it's just the song that everyone is dancing to.
I believe that music is proof of intelligent design. It is the one thing that connects all humans everywhere from the time music was invented or discovered or whatever to now, and the intellectual aspect of human music separates us from the other inhabitants of this planet. Yes, birds sing, but do they compose? Do they experiment? Do they try over and over, failing until they get it right? (I'm going to have to look that up. Maybe I just found my doctoral thesis.)
I think this video is a celebration of our connections to one another, across the globe and throughout time. It is a happy reminder that even though we are all very different, and although change is inevitable, we are all connected, and really the same in the end.
The video looks like heaven (the Christian one) to me. Maybe Nirvana (the Buddhist one). Everyone accepting everyone else, enjoying each other's company and experience. Just getting along and gettin' down.
And the song just kicks ass. A song about a deep, unshakable connection to another human being. Not necessarily romantic, but not NOT romantic, either.
It's all about connection, man....
So, music is the one thing that connects us all.
Humans are pretty fucking amazing when we're not busy being dickheads about shit that doesn't matter.
That's enough waxing philosophical for one morning.
These are really good drugs, man.