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Life is a riddle

Posted by sailaopoeng on February 9, 2010

Have you ever listened to a song “The Riddle” by Five for Fighting? It’s a very touching sound for me. This sound is not new to me; it’s been 3 years since I had listened first time. Still now, I listen to this song occasionally. Whenever I listen to this song, I feel something and thoughts and questions are popping up in my head like bubbles. Very simple question, everyone is asking about but not gets old. “What is Life?” “What’s the meaning of Living?” The First verse draws me that way. “wait, what’s the sense in life” asking to the dying man. Then the riddle becomes. Yes, life is a riddle you have to answer but it’s optional. A lot of people didn’t answer that and died. Some are trying to find answer and didn’t get till they died. Some thought they got answer for that but the answer is correct only for them. “There are secrets that we still have left to find” the song describes directly. The Lyric are very strong and gave me direct hit to my heart. I can see the lonely child longing for his parent to play with him. I can see how small we are compared to the universe. – “Dad I’m big but we’re smaller than small ~ in the scheme of things, well we’re nothing at all. Yes, we are smaller than small and we are nothing at all, then why are we living our life? If we are so small, then not to mention how small our manners will be. But! This is big but. But the song gives us answer for the riddle from its perspective. L-O-V-E. Love. All we need is love. To Live our life happily ~~ love. The meaning of life ~~ love. “He said… You are looking for a clue I Love You free…” boy said to his father about finding the riddle. Although lyric said “clue”, the direction of the song ends here. We all love someone. You can argue you don’t love anyone but you love yourself for sure. We all live in love, we can’t survive without love. But it’s hard to express your love in some situations. For example, you can’t say “I love you” to your girlfriend. As for me, I don’t remember saying “I love you” to my parents though I did describe it in some of my letter. It’s difficult for me to say like that to them and I don’t know why? It’s another riddle to solve for me I guess. The song is written in the style of relationship between a father and a son. First part is between singer and his father and second part is between singer and his son. This song is from “Two Light” album of Five for Fighting. This song is described as the hardest to be written by Five for Fight and it took 18 months to write. And before he got the final version, he had more than 100 drafts.

Five For Fighting also has many good songs in this album; “Freedom Never Cries”, “World”, “I just love you” are highlight from me. So Cheer!!! Love someone before it’s too late. Love yourself. Love your parents. Love your girlfriend. Love your friends. Love your country. Love your world. Then we can solve the riddle easily …

Here’s a riddle for yah
Find the Answer
There’s a reason for the world
You and I…
for complete lyric click here
Reference: wiki
picture is also from wiki
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